Black Love Resists in the Rust Responds to Racist Mass Murder in Buffalo
Members of Black Lives Matter-LA have gone to Buffalo in the wake of the racist murders there, and are returning for a national conclave shortly to chart out national next step to upend and uproot white supremacy.
Black organizations have been working to get resources to the Buffalo shooting victims’ families. Phylicia Brown, executive director of Black Love Resists in the Rust, said the member-led, abolitionist organization has been collecting donations to provide a year of mental health service access to residents impacted by the shooting. “Buffalo is one of the most segregated cities in the nation,” Brown said. “It’s important to talk about our history of white supremacist violence through acts like this. And I think that it has really taken a toll on everyday citizens and our Black mental health workers, who are grieving and who are angry and who are feeling all the things that we are feeling.”
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BLRR, 345 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14213; 716-402-8318