“What this bill is trying to simply do is shut folks’ mouths.” – Senator Rodger Smitherman
ESSENCE is partnering with the Movement for Black Lives to take action to #DefendBlackLife in a post-COVID world. Anti-Black violence, economic crisis, and COVID-19 disproportionately target Black people – we must make concrete demands for a future where Black lives not only matter, but thrive.
Civil Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Legislation
BLM aims to assist those struggling financially through the pandemic.
“Berkeley is not immune from our nation’s reckoning with systemic racism.” -Mayor Jesse Arreguín
“I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community and communities across the country will rightfully be disappointed by this…
“City Management will work with the mayor and City Council in coming days and weeks to assure the appropriate next steps…
“Black students, parents, teachers and allies have demanded that we interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.” -Mónica García, School Board Member
“She’s no different than Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman who lied on Emmett Till.”
LAPD cops shared the Valentine-themed photo of Floyd, which also contained the caption, “you take my breath away.”