Black Girl Magic



Black Girl Magic is a movement that celebrates the beauty, power, resilience, and accomplishments of Black women. Yasmine Jameelah, CEO & Founder of Transparent Black Girl, is doing just that! In world that notices physical violence against Black men and sexual violence against White women, Transparent Black Girl is putting young Black women’s wellness on the center-stage. Yasmine leads the Transparent Black Girl tribe in celebrating radical self-care and promoting body positivity activism. She’s not ashamed to let the world know that she prays and goes to therapy. She meditates on the Word of God that tells her she’s “fearfully and wonderfully made” AND she marches at peaceful Black Lives Matter protests to help the world see the same.

Clergy Calling for Consequences


 

A diverse group of interfaith clergy lifting our prophetic voices to call attention to Social Injustices against Black Americans. Our specific focus is on:

• Seeking justice for Black people murdered by police;
• Calling for police accountability; and
• Taking specific action steps in each incident.

On a national level, we support the Congressional Black Caucus in:

• Pushing Congress and the federal government to pass laws and utilize federal oversight to:
• Stop the assault on Black Americans; and
• Protect peaceful protestors’ constitutional rights.[1]

(more…)

Over 600 Participate in Rally Against Racial Injustice


 

DENVILLE, NJ — The Denville Voices Against Racial Injustice held a demonstration in Downtown Denville at McCarter Park on Bloomfield Avenue, Mon., June 8, in recognition of the death of George Floyd. Denville Voices Against Racial Injustice is a group of diverse individuals who strive to bring awareness and act for equity and equality for Denville residents.

George Floyd was an 46-year-old African-American man who, on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, died while white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd had originally been restrained by the police on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill. Since his death, there have been demonstrations and protests against police brutality and racism across the nation in more than 80 cities, and around the world; some resulting in violent riots and looting.

There was no such violence or mayhem in Denville on Monday. More than 600 people peacefully gathered, wearing face masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, carrying protest signs. Some signs read “No Justice No Peace,” “Silence is Violence,” and “I Can’t Breathe,” latter statement is what Floyd said repeatedly as he begged for his life.

(more…)

Clergy Calling for Consequences


 

 

Clergy Calling for Consequences is a multicultural interfaith alliance. We believe there are too many instances where Black lives have been taken without justifiable cause or legal consequence. So, we’re standing together in support of Ahmaud Arbery’s family to change this trajectory.

(more…)

Salvation and Social Justice


www.SandSJ.org

Black & Latino Legislators, Statewide Clergy & Civil Rights Leaders 

To Demand Action on Social & Racial Justice Legislation For 

Cannabis Decriminalization, Expungement, Youth Justice 

WHAT:  Black and Latino legislators, civil rights organizers and faith leaders will demonstrate their solidarity in a unified call to action for passage of legislation to end social injustice in New Jersey.  They demand the prioritizing of a package of bills to restore justice to those harmed by a biased and unfair criminal justice system and failed policies.

Regardless of their previous stance on the now defunct marijuana legalization bill, Black and Latino leaders are united in their unwavering support for decriminalization as a long-sought remedy for rampant injustice in our state court system.

New Jersey has the worst adult and youth incarceration racial disparities in the nation, mostly due to disproportionally enforced drug policies and anemic investments in community-based youth alternatives.

(more…)