1. Tamika Mallory is a board director at Gathering for Justice, an organization aimed at curbing mass incarceration, and an active member of the Justice League NYC, a task force committed to advancing the juvenile and criminal justice reform agenda.
2. Ava DuVernay uses her work and platform to shed light on systemic ills within the criminal justice system.
3. Susan Burton is a formerly incarcerated activist who helps women rehabilitate after being released from prison through her organization A New Way of Life.
4. Patrisse Khan-Cullors is the founder of Dignity and Power Now, an organization that advocates for the rights of incarcerated populations and provides support and resources for their families.
5. Architect Deanna Van Buren designs alternatives to prisons and jails through her project Designing Justice + Designing Spaces.
6. Civil rights litigator and legal scholar Michelle Alexander ignited national discourse in 2010 around the exploitation and over-representation of African Americans in the prison industrial complex when she published the New York Times best-seller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
7. Tiffany Mikell partnered with Kortney Ziegler to create a revolutionary app called Appolition that allows people to automatically donate their spare change to pay the bond of someone behind bars.
8. Dr. Angela Y. Davis is the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working toward complete prison abolition.
9. Topeka K. Sam helps disenfranchised and marginalized women and girls transition back into society from prison through spiritual empowerment, education, entrepreneurship, and advocacy as the founder of The Ladies Hope Ministries.
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I got no issues with those praising #kimk like she deserves regardless of how i feel about her overall ... but i do hope we stop choosing to only lissen to #blackwomen when is to hang #blackmen (deservedly in a number of cases) ... there are real #blackqueens fightin way too damn hard for US who deserve their roses WHILE THEY ARE ALIVE #blackgirlmagic#blackexcellence
Piece: “Black Love and Power”
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Every 🤴🏾 needs a 👸🏾 and everything 👸🏾 deserves a 🤴🏾!
Black love is powerful when it’s true and sincere. With the increase of reality tv shows like Love and Hip Hop, HOA, Black Ink Crew, etc... And a rap culture that demeans women to “Hoe’s” and “Bitches”, it seems that this thinking and behavior is standard for the Black culture.
Ladies, denounce those titles and Men, respect BLACK women! Only then will a change occur.
Our ancestors fought and died for respect and freedom. For our education and ability to vote, so that we may have a VOICE! A Voice to make positive change, not to set us back hundreds of years. Remember where our heritage came from and let’s be the Kings and Queens we once were.
My grandson Eli Mjumbay (Messenger). He is #autistic -Non-verbal, learning sign language #asl. and will box you. He has the face and body movements of a warrior, he is now able finally to look you in the eye and now studies faces intensely. You feel his presence without him having to speak a word. I knw he has been marked with a special mission in his life and for his time.
He needs to see a better example of what he looks like toward women. His women, black women. Let's do better by eachother.
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The more negative your thoughts the more negative your reality ✊🏽
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