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November 24, 2017

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Join me in making sure that Thomas Farr isn’t given the power of the federal bench

Thomas Farr has been North Carolina’s chief defender of voting laws that a federal court said “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.” His nomination to the longest judicial vacancy in the nation comes at the expense of two highly-qualified African-American female judges who were blocked from even receiving a Committee hearing. Farr’s history of mistreatment of North

We Need to Shame These Politicians- Part 1

The gun lobby: See how much your representative gets By TYLER FISHER, SARAH FROSTENSON and LILY MIHALIK | 10/02/17 1:20 PM EDT Attention is being thrust back on the gun lobby as lawmakers give gun control measures a fresh look in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting – the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Gun rights groups overwhelmingly support

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

Voting Is Not A Crime Georgia! Tell Attorney General Carr not to press charges!

The State of Georgia is once again targeting people for helping Black voters exercise their freedom to vote. Secretary of State Brian Kemp recommended that Attorney General Christopher Carr charge fourteen canvassers with a felony facing up to ten years in prison and a one-hundred thousand dollar fine, for incorrect voter registration forms.1 There were just 53

St. Louis police trampled a woman-Tell the St. Louis Mayor: Take a stand against police violence. Protect the right to protest in your city.

Police are out of control in St. Louis, and the Mayor has done nothing to stop them. Over the weekend of protests following the not-guilty verdict absolving Jason Stockley of accountability in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith, police have taunted protesters saying Ferguson-era chants like “Whose streets? Our streets?”1–in the same manner of neo-nazi terrorists

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