What we are oftentimes reminding people of is the fact that the history of police in the U.S. was that they were slave patrols. They were quite literally created in order to capture enslaved Africans.
I'm really looking for an agenda that looks at safety for our communities beyond policing.
From my youngest brother to immigrant women to black queer folks, those are the people who keep me going. When I think about their various acts of courage, it reminds me that I am not alone and that we can do even more, and we deserve more, so we have to keep going.
Black Lives Matter has been viral, and people are taking it, appropriating it, and using it however they see fit.
I think the two-party system isn't working for us. And it hasn't worked for us for generations - let's be very, very honest about that.
We came in as organizers before creating the Black Lives Matter network and project, and we are still organizers, strategists, political thinkers, and philosophers, so we actually have a lot ideas and a lot of really thought out strategies.