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February 25, 2018

Demand that Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk free Cyntoia Brown and stop the practice of punishing victims of sexual abuse and violence.

In 2004 Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to serve a mandatory life sentence in Tennessee for the killing of a 43-year-old man who sexually assaulted her. Cyntoia, now 28, has been in jail since she was 16 years old. This is after already experiencing years of abuse, trauma and being repeatedly sexually exploited including being kidnapped and

Donald Trump

Tell Mark Burnett and MGM Television to release the tapes!-We deserve to know what’s on the Trump tapes

Trump just sexually harassed Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter, less than an hour after denying sexual harassment, assault, and rape allegations by nearly two dozen women.1 His comment lewdly suggested that Sen. Gillibrand would perform sexual favors to get a campaign donation from him. While dozens of other politicians and celebrities continue to face consequences for their

IBM wants to profit off of deporting immigrants

Trump has been following through on one of the most dangerous “Law and Order” pieces of his agenda — targeting and criminalizing immigrants at all costs. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are planning to create tools that will make it easier to discriminate against and deport immigrants by searching through any social media posts, location tracking

Tell Congress: “Gun sales should not happen without background checks. Pass the Background Check Expansion Act.” Add your name:

Within hours of the recent terror attack in New York City, Donald Trump and his extremist, racist colleagues in Congress were demonizing the attacker and using the tragedy to ramp up their campaign of fear and hate against Muslims and immigrants. Last Sunday’s heartbreaking massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas and last month’s deadly mass shooting

Twitter has a white supremacist problem…….

Twitter has a white supremacist problem. On Tuesday, Twitter gave its preferred status, a verified blue checkmark, to Jason Kessler, the organizer of the white supremacist Charlottesville rally that resulted in the murder of Heather Heyer and the brutal beating of DeAndre Harris at the hand of white supremacists.1 The blue checkmark of Twitter verification

Tell Congress: Don’t Give Trump Unconstitutional Spying Powers

Our communities are no strangers to intrusive and harmful surveillance by the government. But if Trump and the FBI get their way, they will have unprecedented power to use advanced surveillance tools to harm our movements and communities. Tell Congress: Don’t let Trump spy on us! Right now, Trump is pushing Congress to pass the USA

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BlackLivesMatter

Tell Emory University Hospital to do the surgery

On Sunday, 2-year-old A.J. from Atlanta, Georgia was rushed to the hospital for a treatment of an infection.1 He is awaiting a lifesaving kidney transplant surgery. However, Emory University Hospital is refusing to perform the surgery because they are punishing the father, Anthony Dickerson, who is a match to donate his kidney, for having a criminal record.

BlackLivesMatter

KFI radio host Bill Handel called U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson a derogatory slur on air-Demand iHeartMedia immediately fire Bill Handel!

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) was called a “whore” TWICE by KFI radio host Bill Handel — we need to have her back.1 After exposing Trump’s appalling and disrespectful remarks to a Gold Star widow, Myeshia Johnson, whose husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed in Niger earlier this month, Rep. Wilson was repeatedly targeted by Trump

BlackLivesMatter

Sign the petition: Disbar Sessions!-Alabama State Bar must take away Jeff Sessions’ license to practice law.

Jeff Sessions is a liar, a racist, and a white supremacist.Last week, Sessions testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and one thing is clear — enough is enough. Sessions’ entire political career has been to undo major progress hard fought and won from decades-long work by Black people and communities of color. And he

Guns

Tell Congress: No legal immunity for the gun industry

Tell Congress: No legal immunity for the gun industry The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was a tragic reminder that we are never going to address the epidemic of gun violence in our country without breaking the gun lobby’s control of Congress. Fortunately, three Democrats – Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Rep.

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BlackLivesMatter

Michigan State Police director Kriste Kibbey Etue called Black athletes “degenerates.”

“Anti-American, degenerates.”That is what Michigan State Police director Kriste Kibbey Etue said in a Facebook post meme about Black athletes in the National Football League who have been bravely kneeling in protests against police brutality.1 As soon as news broke about the post, people including the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus started calling for her resignation. She

Black women are the future of criminal justice reform

From sports celebrities like Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett to music artists like Jay-Z and Solange, Black people in positions of privilege are echoing the Movement for Black Lives call to end oppression within our criminal justice system. Momentum is building and each day brings us closer to ending the practices that drive mass incarceration. And

Stop whitewashing the anthem protests-Tell the NFL: Support the players’ platform for racial equality and Unity Month

Once again, 45 has proven that Black people are nothing more than property to him. In response, athletes and individuals around the league and our country united to fight back. Now, we’re calling on owners to reject Trump’s words by doing more than linking arms with players but actually working to protect their safety, rights, and

Kick Killer Cops Out of Our Community! Tell MPD To Fire The Gun Recovery Unit!

We just started a petition titled “Kick Killer Cops Out of Our Community! Tell MPD To Fire The Gun Recovery Unit!” On August 9, 2017, Law for Black Lives–DC members viewed a publicly-posted photograph of seventeen members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), including Officer Michael Vaillancourt inside of what appears to be

Stand with Black athletes-Tell the NFL: Support the players’ platform for racial equality and Unity Month

Once again, 45 has proven that Black people are nothing more than property to him. In response, athletes and individuals around the league and our country united to fight back. Now, we’re calling on owners to reject Trump’s words by doing more than linking arms with players but actually working to protect their safety, rights, and

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