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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

  • AP News

Chicago verdict raises hope of greater police accountability

Rashad Robinson quoted, after a jury convicted the police officer who killed Laquan Macdonald, on how we are starting to see glimmers of accountability and justice in police brutality cases. The cop was the first to be convicted of murder for an on-duty shooting in 48 years.

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  • Vox

Bail reform, which could save millions of unconvicted people from jail, explained

A feature, citing Color Of Change’s work to end money bail, on how millions of people are locked up every year because they cannot afford bail though they have not been convicted of a crime. In recent years, COC and our partners have helped make this issue a major rallying cry in the criminal justice reform movement.

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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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Criminal Justice

Too many people profit way too much from moving Black people through our criminal justice system. We work to end these incentives, tackling unfair practices that do not benefit society at all, but destroy Black lives and communities for the gain of corporations, municipalities and politicians.

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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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