The FCC is on the verge of giving corporations unprecedented control over what we say and do online. Big Telecom wants to kill net neutrality, the principle that keeps the Internet diverse and open, and gives Black people and businesses an equal chance online. If they succeed, corporations will dominate the Internet by paying to prioritize their content online, and the voices of everyday people could be drowned out or blocked entirely.

The FCC may let them do it, unless enough of us speak out and demand they regulate Internet service as a public utility and protect the open Internet. More »


Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

An outrageous NY Times op-ed by Alessandra Stanley dismisses Shonda Rhimes and her many fascinating and complex Black women characters as “angry Black women." Demand an apology from the New York Times and Alessandra Stanley, and a retraction of her harmful op-ed. More »


OUR MISSION is strengthening Black America's political voice. Using the Internet, we keep our members informed and give them ways to act on pressing issues facing Black people in America. We are united behind a simple, powerful pledge: we will do all we can to make sure all Americans are represented, served and protected — regardless of race or class. More »


We Want a Future Without Fergusons

Since the tragic police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, we have heard time and time again that his brutal death unearthed the pain of old wounds. But those wounds are anything but old.

In Ferguson, Mo., and across the country, systemic racial profiling and nationwide police violence threaten the lives of African Americans—youths and adults—every day. American society is marred by implicit and explicit racial bias, which informs the actions of many police officers, with dangerous and deadly consequences for communities of color. It’s a national crisis that demands immediate federal intervention. More »