The Black Caucus is Defending Corporate Money in Politics Tell the CBC: No More Business as Usual

by Alicia Garza, #BlackLivesMatter On April 19, the Black Lives Matter National Network along with Million Hoodies for Justice, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and others joined ColorOfChange's efforts to end the corporate control of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee. For all of us, it is extremely important to make sure Black elected officials know that they are accountable to our communities, not their corporate benefactors. Like Black Lives Matter, the CBC was created in response to the needs of Black people. Organized seven [...]

By |2016-05-07T01:08:33-05:00May 7th, 2016|Alicia Garza, Anti-Racism/Racism, Politics|0 Comments

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Obama Overlooked Black Women

by Alicia Garza https://blacklivesmatter.com/black-lives-matter-co-founder-obama-overlooked-black-women/ Tuesday night, I sat as the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) at President Obama's final State of the Union. I waited for him to discuss or even announce a plan to address the needs of black people in America especially black cisgender and transgender women and black immigrant women, who continue to be overlooked, underpaid, undervalued and in the midst of continual attacks on our lives. I was deeply disappointed, and, unfortunately, not surprised. There was no tribute for India Clarke, a [...]

By |2016-03-06T03:06:04-05:00March 6th, 2016|Alicia Garza, Anti-Racism/Racism, Women|0 Comments
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