BLACK LIVES MATTER
Covering the frontline of social justice.
Black Lives Matter
Shadia Fayne Wood, Brooke Anderson, Sunshine Velasco
Oakland, California, USA
A rally and march from the Oakland Police Department to Oscar Grant Plaza to demand #FreedomNow. Big ups to Black Lives Matter Bay Area, Black Youth Project 100, Anti-Police Terror Project, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Rice & Beans, and others. “We Demand the immediate defunding of police departments & the immediate divestment from a system that criminalizes & imprisons our people at the local, state and federal level and a direct investment into the education, health and housing of our people. We demand investments that promotes the economic stability of our communities and increased community control over the institutions that are meant to serve us. We need to divest from the institutions that decimate Black communities and invest in Black futures.”