ColorofChange.org members consistently pressured Congress to eliminate the disparity in sentencing for crack and powder cocaine offenses, so recent news of a halt in prison population growth is of particular importance to our community. Low-income Black and Latino communities have been devastated by discriminatory drug policies -- policies that have contributed to placing in one in nine Black men between the ages of 20 and 34 behind bars. Victories in the past year have begun to turn the tide.
In the Media
Welcome to the new blog! Today's launch is part of our ongoing effort to provide the ColorOfChange community with opportunities to be in conversation with our staff and each other. We have a six-year track record if engaging you in rapid response online campaigns that have lasting impact, and we see this blog as yet another path to advancing political power for Black America and our allies.
Social networks are publicly recognizing a responsibility to restrict third-party data surveillance, but it's a challenging role.
The executive actions that Donald Trump has and is expected to sign show an absolute contempt for American values of freedom and religious liberty. From defunding “sanctuary cities” to expanding detention centers for undocumented immigrants to ordering a ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, Trump is moving forward with a plot against America, selling off American values just so he and his friends can make a buck.
We won’t mince words: any CEO who stays on this council is placing access to power over people’s lives, they are putting money over this country’s future. In this moment in our nation, we will not forgot those who remained silent and we will hold special contempt for those who used their access and power for profit.
Racial Justice Group Celebrates Diverse Oscar Nominees, Calls for Greater Investment in Diverse Stories and Talent from Hollywood
It is undoubtedly promising that the Academy has heard demands from Black Americans and our supporters to recognize the incredible work being done by Black film professionals. But, ultimately, it shouldn’t be extraordinary to see Oscar nominations that reflect the diversity of our country. It should be entirely ordinary
Ahead of Inauguration, Racial Justice Group Calls on Political, Corporate Leaders to Refuse to Enable Trump
“We ask nothing from our incoming racist, anti-American President. But from everyone else in this country I ask: are you ready to fight for our freedoms? Starting Friday, there are no sidelines.”
Movements need numbers, but they also need a strategy that maps the impact of their defiance and ensures disruptions on the authority of decision-makers. The Nation names Color Of Change as an organization leading the way on movement strategy and action.