Youth and Black Movement Leaders Advocate for Safer Communities on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass The Community Safety Agenda

The Movement for Black Lives, Color of Change, The Futures Institute and March for Our Lives, in partnership with the Community Safety Working Group, met with congressional lawmakers to explore policy solutions like The People’s Response Act that will create safer communities for all Americans.

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Movement for Black Lives Launches National Campaign Advancing Non-Police Safety Responses to Emergencies

Today, the Movement for Black Lives launched the 2024 People’s Response Campaign: Emergencies in Better Hands, a national campaign aimed at advancing public safety solutions that center the needs and experiences of Black communities by treating community safety as a public health issue. Through local organizing initiatives such as the Dream Defender’s Healing and Justice Center, federal policy, and voter engagement, the People’s Response Campaign seeks to end a growing epidemic of police violence against Black and Brown people in crisis by establishing non-carceral mental health responses that Black Americans strongly support.

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M4BL STATEMENT ON ICJ RULING ON SOUTH AFRICA CASE AGAINST ISRAEL

We, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), are heartened that the International Court of Justice declined Israel’s request to throw out South Africa’s genocide case, but today’s ruling does not go far enough. Stopping short of calling for a ceasefire allows Israel to continue its brutal siege of Palestinian territories. Since October 2023, nearly 26,000 Palestinians have been killed. More than 64,000 people have been injured. 

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New Report Shows 67% of Black Americans Support Divestment from Police Departments, Investing in Policing Alternatives

New data from The Movement for Black Lives and GenForward Research “Perspectives on Community Safety from Black America” report also suggests that language plays a significant role in support for alternative public safety solutions

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Movement for Black Lives Calls for an Immediate End to the U.S.-Backed Occupation of Palestine

The devastating loss of Palestinian and Israeli lives since October 7, 2023, has left millions around the world grief-stricken, terrified, confused, and angry. We mourn with the families, loved ones, and grieving communities, and with those who have suffered the nearly century-long genocidal occupation of Palestine by the right-wing Israeli government. To protect the living, we demand an immediate ceasefire and end to the U.S.–backed occupation of Palestine.

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance

In response to evidence revealing that the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance is a front for Creative Community for Peace, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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The Black Hive Demands the Senate Reject Toxic, Racist Debt Ceiling Deal

After the House of Representatives voted to pass the Fiscal Responsibility Act on May 31, The Black Hive – the Movement for Black Lives’ climate and environmental justice initiative – issued the following statement:

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Increased Police Funding, Anti-protest Legislation

In light of passage of a resolution to celebrate police and condemn life-saving demands, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Defending Our Freedom to Learn

In response to recent attacks on Black studies, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on the 2023 State of the Union Address

After President Biden delivered his 2023 State of the Union Address, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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M4BL Brazil Statement 2022

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2022

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Police Murder of Tyre Nichols

As the Memphis Police Department prepares to release footage of the five Memphis police officers brutally beating Tyre Nichols, a beating that resulted in his death, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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The Black Hive Statement on Police Murder of Forest Defender Tortuguita

After a Georgia State Patrol Officer violently killed beloved forest defender Manuel Esteban Páez Terán, known to friends and loved ones as Tortuguita, on January 18, The Black Hive – the Movement for Black Lives’ climate and environmental justice initiative – issued the following statement:

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Police Murder of Keenan Anderson

After Los Angeles police brutally murdered Keenan Darnell Anderson on Jan. 3, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Police Funding Bills

After the House of Representatives passed the Invest to Protect Act, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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Movement for Black Lives Statement condemning renewed efforts by Congressional leadership to sneak Senator Manchin’s zombie “permitting reform” bill in favor of fossil fuels forever

Today, the Black Hive at the Movement for Black Lives released the following statement condemning renewed efforts by Congressional leadership to sneak Senator Manchin’s zombie “permitting reform” bill in favor of fossil fuels forever into a forced vote within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Executive Order to Pardon all Federal Offenses for Simple Marijuana Possession

President Biden’s pardons are long overdue and come after years of calls for action from Black communities. While it is a victory for survivors, advocates, organizers and communities who have been calling for change, much work remains to address the harms of America’s marijuana policies and broader “war on drugs,” which has been a primary driver of mass criminalization, incarceration, and police violence targeting Black people over the past five decades, devastating families, communities, and generations.

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Movement for Black Lives Statement on Biden’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

After President Biden announced his student loan debt forgiveness plan last week, Dr. Amara Enyia, policy and research coordinator for the Movement for Black Lives, issued the following statement:

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The Black Hive @ M4BL Statement: In Solidarity with Jackson, Mississippi’s Black Community and the Water Infrastructure Crisis

In response to the Jackson water infrastructure crisis, We, the Black Hive – the Movement for Black Lives climate and environmental justice intervention and collective of over 200 climate and environmental justice organizations and Black leaders – release the following statement:

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The Black Hive @ The Movement for Black Lives’ Statement on The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

In response to the Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), We, the Black Hive – the Movement for Black Lives climate and environmental justice intervention and collective of over 200 climate and environmental justice organizations and Black leaders – release the following statement:

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We Deserve to Breathe

After the Supreme Court limited the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight climate change in a landmark ruling yesterday, the Black Hive at the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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The Movement for Black Lives Statement on Biden’s Executive Order on Policing

After President Biden released his executive order on policing today, including new restrictions on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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The Movement for Black Lives Statement on White Supremacist Mass Shooting in Buffalo

After a white supremacist murdered ten people and wounded three others at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, the Movement for Black Lives issued the following statement:

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The Movement for Black Lives Condemns the Biden Administration’s Brutal Expulsion of Haitian Migrants

In response to the Biden Administration’s violent deportations and heinous treatment of Haitian migrants, and horrific reports of the use of whips on Haitians at Del Rio, the Movement for Black Lives, issued the following statement:

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The Movement For Black Lives Releases Statement on Ben and Jerry’s New Flavor “Change is Brewing” In Push to Get Congress to Pass the People’s Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC, September 20, 2021— Israeli politicians and some U.S. officials have launched a powerful offensive to silence those who call out Israeli injustice and to suppress growing support for Palestinian freedom and justice. Now they are targeting companies like Ben and Jerry’s for their refusal to make a profit off of settler colonialism.

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The Red, Black & Green New Deal and the Movement for Black Lives are in solidarity with the Gulf South as they survive, recover, and rebuild from Hurricane Ida.

Hurricane Ida is a sobering reminder that the climate crisis is not coming—it is here. Ida made landfall on August 29th, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; it unleashed unrelenting wind, rain, and flooding across the Gulf South, including Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

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Robert Moses, Civil Rights Leader, grassroots organizer, MacArthur Genius recipient, and crusader for voting and education rights died on Sunday, July 25th.

The Movement for Black Lives commemorates his life, works, and legacy of Black resistance and self-determination and offers condolences to his family.

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The Movement for Black Lives is in solidarity with the Cuban people and the spirit of the Cuban revolution

We are in solidarity with Black Cubans in particular, who throughout history have played a critical role in advancing liberation. In addition, we believe it is critical that we understand the protests that have rocked Cuba this week in historical context.

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Justice Tastes Better Than Complicity: Ben & Jerry’s must now end all business with apartheid Israel

WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2021—Thanks to the impact of growing grassroots movements supporting Palestinian rights, Ben & Jerry’s has announced their decision to stop selling ice cream in illegal Israeli Jewish-only settlements on stolen Palestinian land, and the company will not renew its agreement with its Israeli licensee when it expires in December 2022.

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MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES RESPONDS TO BIDEN’S PLAN TO ALLOW CITIES TO USE FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Today, President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a plan to reduce crime and gun violence by allowing $350 billion in federal stimulus money to be used to fund police departments in areas that have seen an increase in crime.

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END U.S. COMPLICITY IN ISRAEL’S ABUSES OF PALESTINIANS

As a movement committed to the notion of freedom and justice for all, we feel compelled to address the atrocities currently occurring in Palestine. The Movement for Black Lives condemns the deadly, racist attacks against the Palestinian people by the Israeli state.

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MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES RESPONDS TO BIDEN’S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

As President Biden marks 100 days in office, the Movement for Black Lives Calls on Biden and Congress to pass The BREATHE Act

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True Justice For George Floyd Will Come From Investing In Black People And Defunding The Police Not The Unjust Criminal Legal System

Today, a jury returned a GUILTY verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd.

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The Movement For Black Lives Stands With South Africans Protesting Structural Inequality

The Movement for Black Lives stands in solidarity with the young people of South Africa who are under attack as they demand an end to inequality and police violence.

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M4BL Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The Movement for Black Lives condemns anti-Asian violence happening across the U.S. in recent months.

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Movement for Black Lives Stands in Solidarity with the People of Ethiopia & Across the Region

The political struggles in Ethiopia and Eritrea are longstanding and complex.

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When We Build Power

Today, as we celebrated our electoral victory in Georgia and began ushering in a change in leadership, the Capitol was attacked by white supremacists emboldened by Trump’s desperation to retain power.

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Human Rights

Human Rights for Black People: A Movement For Black Lives, Black Lives Matter and Coalizão Negra Por Direitos Manifesto

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#EndSars

The Movement for Black Lives stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria who are under attack as they protest the violence and brutality inflicted by Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Nigerian police.

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M4BL Breonna Taylor Statement

Movement for black lives statement on the announcement in the killing of breonna taylor

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