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'Exhaustion Is Not An Option': BLM's Patrisse Cullors On Grief and Activism

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors describes leading a national movement, losing her father, and finding balance in the process.
Patrisse Cullors
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'The Media Have Neglected Us': Black Parkland Survivors Speak Out

“I am here today with my classmates because we have been sorely underrepresented and in some cases misrepresented."
Kimberly Lawson
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How to Be an Ally, According to Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

The organizer, writer, and speaker tells Broadly what she learned growing a hashtag into an international activist movement, and her hopes for the future—including launching the first Black census.
Linda Yang
Erica Garner

Black Lives Matter Activists Reflect on Erica Garner's Life and Legacy

“I've been thinking about her kids. That's part of what makes us do what we do. Because we know the world has to be a better place so this cycle doesn't repeat for these little black kids.”
Leila Ettachfini

BLM Co-Founder: It Is Our Duty to Dismantle White Supremacy

Patrisse Marie Cullors of the Black Lives Matter movement shares her thoughts on Charlottesville and the actions we need to take to move forward in the face of extreme bigotry.
Patrisse Marie Cullors

What It Was Like to Witness the Terror and Hatred on Display at Charlottesville

Activists reflect on spending a weekend in a town besieged by white supremacists and experiencing a domestic terror attack.
Callie Beusman
Zing Tsjeng

Group Sues for Right to Compare Abortion to KKK Outside of Black History Museum

The group says they've specifically chosen the National Museum of African American History & Culture as a protest site because abortion is "black genocide."
Leila Ettachfini
Racial Justice

For Mother's Day, Activists Are Bailing Black Mamas Out of Jail

When women are incarcerated, whole communities suffer. A coalition of organizations wants to help bring them home.
Mariame Kaba
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'Don't Underestimate Us': This BLM Teen Has Words for the Older Generation

Seventeen-year-old Ugochi Egonu is already a prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement—and she has big plans beyond high school.
Leila Ettachfini

The Black Muslim Activist Tearing Down the Boundaries Around Womanhood

Blair Imani gained national attention when she was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at a protest. As the executive director of her own activist organization, she fights every day for feminine people, whether they are trans or cis women, non-binary...
Diana Tourjée

Why the ACLU Believes MLK’s Message is More Important Than Ever

One key lesson from Dr. King — we cannot be satisfied with surface victories
Sarah Hagi

​Video Shows Black Female Student Slammed to Ground by NC School Police Officer

After a video surfaced on social media showing a school police officers slamming a student to the ground, a law professor and educational policy expert weighs in on how we can reduce police-related violence in schools.
Kimberly Lawson