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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.
  • Clear criminal records. Undo the war on drugs.

    Join our campaign to press DA's across the country to follow the lead of Kim Foxx and Marilyn Mosby, in expunging marijuana charges and other low-level convictions from people's records.
  • Tell Black Stories

    Check out our new podcast #TellBlackStories. Filmed live at Sundance with Ava DuVernay, check out our series on the drive for authentic, accurate representations of Black people onscreen.
  • 100 Days of Justice

    Now that mid-term elections are over, help us hold DAs from Dallas and St. Louis to Durhman NC and Prince George's County MD to the promises they made for fixing our criminal justice system. We're building a movement to make prosecutors accountable... not just in elections years, but every year.
  • Winning Justice: Taking on Prosecutors

    Common narrates our newest video on how PROSECUTORS are the key to ending mass incarceration and changing the racist, unfair policies of our justice system. Learn more at www.WinningJustice.org.
  • Take the pledge to support survivors

    ALL survivors. Read the stats on how Black women and girls who face violence are systematically disbelieved by police and doctors -- and what we can do about it.
  • 2018 in Review

    This is what we at Color Of Change experienced and made happen in 2018. Check it out. Get inspired. And fight with us in 2019.

IN THE MEDIA

  • Sacramento Bee

OP-ED: Marijuana’s legal, but legacy of racist law lingers on

Rashad Robinson explains the growing contradictions — and harms to Black people — when they’re haunted by convictions for a drug that is now considered legal in much of the US. That’s why some state’s attorneys are expunging marijuana charges from people’s records, and in doing so, giving them a fair shot at jobs, housing, and student loans.

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  • Ebony

#TellBlackStories Podcast to Feature Ava DuVernay

Ebony covers our new podcast series, #TellBlackStories, dedicating to diving into the need for true inclusion in Hollywood and everywhere stories about Black people and our lives are told. Season 1 was shot at the Sundance Film Festival and feature some of the most influential Black directors and writers out there today.

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  • New York Times

Black Voters, a Force in Democratic Politics, Are Ready to Make Themselves Heard

Democratic contenders from Elizabeth Warren to Julian Castro have reached out to Color Of Change to talk ending money bail, criminal justice reform, and other issues affecting Black people in their attempt to figure out how to build allegiance with Black voters. “I think some of the candidates don’t get that they’re going to have to actually come with a bold agenda,” Rashad Robinson said.

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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.

BIG WINS

  • 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

2018 Elections

Black people have the power to shape the agenda for our most important elections. Black Brunches organized by Color Of Change are bringing together more than 20,000 people across 19 cities—including many new to politics. We are equipping them to popularize local elections, especially prosecutor races, and greatly increase civic participation in their communities.

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Winning Justice

No one holds more power in our criminal 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 working to usher in a new era of prosecutor accountability by mobilizing Black communities across the country.

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Hollywood Culture Project

We created the Hollywood Culture Project because content matters. The research is clear: if we want the realities that Black people face in society to change, then portrayals of Black people in media must change—becoming more accurate, more diverse, more empathetic and more human.

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Partners and Allies

  • Color Of Change puts analysis into action, helping create the conditions that make policy change possible. Demos counts on Color Of Change to force the accountability we need for our democracy and economy to improve, so all people get the equal say and equal chance they deserve. They leverage their members and media savvy to popularize winning ideas, while taking on the opposition in a way few others can.
    Heather McGhee
    Demos
  • Who's gonna offer clarity in a moment of confusion if we don't have leadership? Color Of Change is a leadership organization . . . They're so fiercely independent . . . Color of Change engaging people is the heart of how you make the rules different to benefit everyone . . . They want to see a fairer, greener, more accessible, more racially just America, and so do I.
    Congressman Keith Ellison
    U.S House of Representatives
  • Color Of Change gets culture. They are building bridges between movements on the ground and those of us who can tell the stories no one else will. They know how to support storytellers who want to broaden the landscape of stories we see in mainstream entertainment, especially when it comes to Black people's lives. Many people outside the industry don't get how it works, and how it can change, but they do.
    Mara Brock-Akil
    Creator & Producer, Girlfriends, The Game and Being Mary Jane
  • 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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