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Nialah Edari: "By the time this essay drops, the police state will have murdered another Black person"

The co-founder of Freedom March NYC is tired but not deterred.
Nialah Edari
9.28.20
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LaLa Zannell: "We cannot advocate for Black lives if we are not advocating for Black trans lives"

The Trans Justice Campaign Manager in the Liberty Division at the American Civil Liberties Union has spoken at the White House and here asks for justice for Black trans lives.
LaLa Zannell
9.25.20
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Patrisse Cullors-Brignac: "Invest into a culture of dignity and care for Black people"

The founder of BLM discusses the need for momentum in the fight for justice.
Amira Rasool
9.24.20
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Winter Breeanne: "To merely exist in this world requires immense labour"

The youth organiser says it's time to reimagine liberation.
Winter Breeanne
9.22.20
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Ian Isiah: "The driver is always the groove"

In conversation with Chromeo's David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, who produced Ian's 'funk album' AUNTIE.
Ian Isiah
9.21.20
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Wynta-Amor Rogers: "No matter the colour of our skin, we are one"

She's the 7-year-old Back Lives Matter protester who captured the hearts of the world with her impassioned speech at a New York march this summer. This is her message to you.
Wynta-Amor Rogers
9.21.20
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Melz Owusu: "The key to our collective liberation is the ability to imagine"

The academic is the founder of the Free Black University, which seeks to decolonise the curriculum.
Melz Owusu
9.21.20
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Yandy Smith: "It is my responsibility to use my platform and influence"

The entrepreneur wants to leave a better world for her children.
Yandy Smith
9.21.20
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Raquel Willis: "We must lean into a radical reimagination of ourselves"

The transgender activist, writer and founder of Black Trans Circles shares a manifesto for these complex times.
Raquel Willis
9.21.20
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Patia Borja: "Sometimes we want to laugh rather than Instagram be a triggering thing"

The creator of @patiasfantasyworld and that infamous database of BLM-related resources discusses the state of our world, performative activism and learning to organise IRL.
Moya Lothian-McLean
9.21.20
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Sage Elsesser: "The collective rage black folks are experiencing today across this country is a direct response to the violence that fueled the birth of this nation"

How to transmute that anger into something beneficial?
Sage Elsesser
9.21.20
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Alexa Chanelle Achille: "The universe is asking what do we, the people, want?"

Imagining a society in which everyone is allowed to live a dignified life.
Alexa Chanelle Achille
9.21.20
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