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Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice.

We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.

IN THE MEDIA

  • Philanthropy Women

The Free Black Mamas Fellowship: Bailed-Out Black Moms Organize

This article talks about how this year’s Mama’s Day Bailout raised close to $2 million and bailed out 308 women. Now, a new fellowship is giving them the chance to organize and advocate for criminal justice reform.

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  • Rolling Stone

Who’s the Villain in ‘When They See Us’?

This article mentions COC’s successful campaign to hold Linda Fairstein, one of the prosecutors who used coerced confessions to put five innocent boys in prison, accountable. The true takeaway from Ava DuVernay’s new miniseries, it argues, is how prosecutors are behind so many of the cracks in our criminal justice system.

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  • Essence

`Black Mama’s Bail Out’ Launches 3rd Annual Campaign

For the third Mother’s Day in a row, Color Of Change supported the Black Mama’s Bail Out, a grassroots effort to bring women home — and amplify calls to end money bail and the growing incarceration of women.

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  • Fast Company

New Podcast Digs into “Cops” & Its Distorted Reality of Crime Culture

Years ago, Color Of Change members pressured Fox to pull Cops, the enormously high-rated and racist reality TV show from its network. Now, a new podcast explains how the show created false and dangerous ideals about police and law enforcement, just as we are about to launch our new research report on crime TV shows.

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Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.4 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.

RECENT VICTORIES

  • Economic Justice

#DropOReilly

We did something that we were told was impossible. When we first launched this campaign in 2014, people told us that we were no match for Bill O’Reilly. That no amount of public pressure, especially not from a Black organization, could ever change anything at Fox News. But our members spoke and Fox News has officially announced that Bill O’Reilly’s platform for anti Black vitriol and misogyny has been canceled.

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  • Criminal Justice

Defending the Jena Six

In 2007, Color Of Change rallied our emerging community to bring a national spotlight to the Jena 6: funding a new legal team, forcing abusive officials to face national scrutiny, and changing the course of events.

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  • Power & Voice

Targeting and Weakening ALEC

In 2011, Color Of Change led a winning strategy to target a dangerously influential, secretive right-wing policy promoter, forcing more than 100 of its corporate sponsors to withdraw support.

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Strategic Initiatives

Democracy & Census

Black people have the power to shape our democracy and set the agenda when they speak up and turn out in elections. Through our Black Brunches we have brought together more than 20,000 people across 20 cities—including many new to politics. Going into 2020, we have tremendous opportunities to register new voters, protect voting rights, and make sure our communities are counted and represented in the 2020 Census. We are engaging local leaders and our 1.4M members to help set a progressive agenda around criminal justice reform and boost civic participation in Black communities.

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Winning Justice

No one holds more power in our justice system than prosecutors. They decide who to prosecute, what the charges will be, and routinely make decisions that destroy Black people’s lives. We are ushering in a new era of prosecutor accountability by mobilizing Black communities across the country. Already, we've pushed prosecutors and candidates in a dozen cities make pledges to cut incarceration. We continue to build momentum to end the most unjust, destructive and racist practices in our system from money bail to over-sentencing, over-policing, and sending our children to adult prisons.

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COC Hollywood

TV and film play a profound role in shaping American culture. Yet, when it comes to representation of Black people, culture, and issues, far too much of the content Hollywood produces promotes dangerous misunderstandings that holds back racial justice in the real world. COC Hollywood is our initiative to change the rules in Hollywood by ensuring accurate, diverse, empathetic and human portrayals of Black people onscreen. We consult on film and TV projects, partner with changemakers inside the industry, work to raise standards around hiring and diversity, and elevate Black stories.

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Partners and Allies

  • Color Of Change is doing important work in our communities and in our movement. From building local, Black-led power to supporting Black leadership, Color Of Change is a valued partner. Their platform has helped us change our communities, from the ground up -- whether it's to hold a district attorney accountable or to stop a corporation from preying on our communities, they are unbought and unbossed. We are proud to stand with them side by side to change the world.
    Alicia Garza
    Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Network
    Principal, Black Futures Lab
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