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Black Lives Matter: Organizations

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political movement in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

Organizations

Local
  • Black Lives Matter Broward – Whether it’s attending weekly and monthly demonstrations, spreading the message of repealing “Stand Your Ground,” or donating to the cause, there are many ways to get involved.
  • Dream Defenders Miami – One of the main organizations behind the peaceful protests, you can become a member and be involved 365 days a year.
  • (F)EMPOWER Miami – These queer culture shifters are among the loudest voices advocating for community bailout funds among many other things.
  • QuietRiot2020 – Divest in the economy that overlooks and overworks low-income households by participating in this “quiet riot” every Thursday in the month of June.
  • YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade – The non-profit organization has been responsible for generating institutional change to eliminate racism for over 100 years here in South Florida. Equal access to housing, food, education, and medical care is critical in the fight for racial justice, and support from the community will help YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade continue the work they’re doing to achieve racial equity.
  • Smoke Signals – This Little Haiti studio has been a huge platform for POC voices in our communities and are sharing a call for creatives to lend their artistic abilities for people on the front lines.
  • Voices: Poetry for the People – From the same team behind the above two platforms, This project tackles state violence by providing space where those who find themselves silenced, stripped of their voice or ignored can reclaim their narratives in poetry.
  • New Florida Majority – Register to vote and keep updated on voters rights through NewFM who is building political power of marginalized constituencies in Florida, for an inclusive, equitable, and just democracy for all.
  • Miami Workers Center – Help our community’s most oppressed citizens by giving them access to long-term job opportunities.
  • PowerU Center for Social Change – This powerful political and education resources tackles some of the most divisive issues in our country and our community by giving voices to the most marginalized.

-from CultureCrusaders.com

National
  • NAACP
  • Showing up for Racial Justice
  • Know Your Rights Camp
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • National Bail Out
  • Campaign Zero
  • #8cantwait
  • NPHC: The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded on May 10, 1930 at Howard University in Washington, DC.
    NPHC is the governing board for the 9* Historically Greek Letter African American services fraternities and sororities. The purpose of NPHC to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. Each of the nine (9) NPHC organizations evolved during a period when African Americans were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded others. Racial isolation on predominantly white campuses and social barriers of class on all campuses created a need for African Americans to align themselves with other individuals sharing common goals and ideals.

  • The National Urban League
    The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide.

  • The National Council of Negro Women 
    ​Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities. NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, and for more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.

  • United Negro College Fund
    UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation.

  • Congressional Black Caucus
    the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

  • The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
    Organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.

 

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