Popular trainer Jillian Michaels has been making headlines, for attacking Lizzo in a familiar racist way. For too long doctors and fitness experts have used weight as a proxy health – shaming Black women with larger bodies. But we can demand better.
We're calling on Governor Reeves to fix conditions at Mississippi's oldest prison or close it. 7 people have been murdered in their cells, there’s mold and rodents, 5 men sleeping on a floor, no working toilets. For too long, the problems at Parchman have been ignored.
Prosecutors and police are launching campaigns to stoke fear and roll back the real progress we've made on ending money bail, restoring the right to vote, and decriminalizing marijuana. See what we're doing to hold onto these wins.
The International Olympic Committee just adopted a new policy to silence Black athletes during the Summer Olympics. It would ban athletes from kneeling, raising their fists, wearing signs or armbands. Stop telling athletes to “shut up and play.”
Black people are one of the least accurately counted populations in the US, which hurts our ability to get funding, programs, and representation in Congress. See what we're doing to make sure we're counted in next year's Census.
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. Our resources and time would be better spent elsewhere.
But our members spoke and we listened. 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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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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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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Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.5 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.
Since “When They See Us” aired on Netflix this summer, its portrayal of prosecutorial misconduct fueled a call by activists to have the Manhattan DA’s Office reopen every case Linda Fairstein was involved while running the Sex-Crimes Unit. Malachi Robinson with COC is quoted, “We know if there’s one case of injustice, there’s likely more.”
Rashad Robinson writes about how white nationalists in the police forces, and why it’s so important to continue fighting for police accountability in the wake of this month’s mass shootings. “If people in law enforcement want to be seen as experts on defeating white nationalism, shouldn’t they have to get rid of all the white nationalists in their own ranks first?”
A new report on whether Facebook demotes conservative content ignores basic truths about how the platform hurts people of color. Rashad Robinson is quoted: “Claims of anticonservative bias are simply an attempt to distract users and the media from the conservative movement’s attacks against black communities and other marginalized groups.”
Rashad Robinson is quoted in this article about how the Democrats are lagging in a real strategy to reach young, Black voters — and why it matters. “Donald Trump’s campaign is handing out literature in black barbershops right now; they’re doing micro-targeting on Facebook and have a digital strategy to engage black folks,” he said.
Color Of Change collaborated with Demos, SocioAnalytica, and Black Futures Lab on research and polling on what Black voters want from their politicians. The Black Census Project is the “largest survey of Black people conducted in the US since Reconstruction.”
In his monthly column, Rashad Robinson writes about how in politics we’re seeing the Democratic party take racial justice seriously — but in the corporate sector, we still have a long way to go. Many corporations continue to support and enable Trump going into 2020.