We flew to Pasadena on June 7th to stand with Black Lives Matter, 18 Million Rising and Democracy For America and other Jasmine supporters to deliver over 80,000 signatures from ColorOfChange. Jasmine could have received as much as four years in prison but, with time served, she will be home in about 2 1/2 months.
Without a pardon she will be regulated to second-class citizenship as a convicted felon. We must call for Governor Jerry Brown to pardon Jasmine “Abdullah” Richards' sentence
Twitter needs a hiring pool of that includes a diversity of candidates. Tell them to recruit more Black women and men.
More than a year ago, after releasing disappointing numbers on the diversity of its workforce, Twitter made a promise to step up its diversity efforts. Now it's time for Twitter to include a plan for how to move the needle past the current two percent of Black workers, like a talent pool of Black applicants that it can draw from to fill open positions. More »
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The close of 2015 brought with it decisions from grand jury not to indict anyone in the deaths of Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland, who both died in high-profile police encounters. According to Rashad Robinson, the executive director of the advocacy group Color of Change, the lack of accountability reveals an ugly truth about the fight for racial justice: Policy prescriptions won't be enough to create real change. More »