The Nation A Q&A With Opal Tometi, Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter By: Mychal Denzel Smith 06/02/2015 One thing that sets the current racial justice movement apart from its predecessors is the intentional centering of voices that have previously been marginalized—even within movement spaces. While the media still primarily pay attention to institutionalized racism when a black…

Los Angeles Times The new civil rights leaders: Emerging voices in the 21st century By: Matt Pearce and Kurtis Lee 03/05/2015 Some of the concerns are old — voting rights, police misconduct, racial profiling. Others — such as trans rights and access to technology — are more recent. Much in the spirit of activists who…

REVOLT The New Leaders of Social Justice By: Rashad Drakeford 01/12/2015 PATRISSE CULLORS, ALICIA GARZA, OPAL TOMETI #BlackLivesMatter has been shouted and mentioned across the country from the The White House to the the front lines of marches to every single social media outlet. Now the rallying cry of the social justice movement, this hashtag…

Washington Post What leading feminists want to accomplish this year By: Ruth Tam 01/02/2015 In 2014, modern feminism faced more scrutiny than ever before. But women writers and activists could not be silenced. In discussions about campus sexual assault, street and online harassment and race, women dominated the streets and the Twittersphere. From the creators…

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