Time Opal Tometi is the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and a Co-founder of Black Lives Matter. We must repeal the 1996 immigration laws Immigration is a hot issue this election season. Unfortunately, despite the attention that news outlets and presidential candidates are giving the issue, the most devastating policies immigrants face—the…

Time Opal Tometi is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Gerald Lenoir is the founding executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

Huffington Post: Black Voices It’s Time For a Global Movement to Stop Anti-Black Racism in The Dominican Republic Opal Tometi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter 07/07/2015 Approximately two weeks ago, an estimated 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent have been stripped of legal status due to a…

Huffington Post: Black Voices What Pew’s New Report Didn’t Tell You About Black Immigrants Opal Tometi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter 04/30/2015 Pew Research is just discovering something: Black people are not all the same. This is a truth that the Black Alliance for Just Immigration…

Ebony [BALTIMORE UPRISING] #BlackLivesMatter Stands with Baltimore The founders of the national movement on why they are supporting the freedom fighters of Baltimore. By: Opal Tometi 04/29/2015 Do not be afraid. There is an uprising happening in Black communities across the country. This moment is necessary and has been on its way for a long…

Huffington Post: Black Voices Black Future Month: Examining The Current State Of Black Lives And Envisioning Where We Go From Here Opal Tometi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter 02/01/2015 Everyone knows that February in the U.S. is observed as Black History Month. This tradition began nearly…

Huffington Post: Black Voices Celebrating MLK Day: Reclaiming Our Movement Legacy Opal Tometi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter 01/18/2015 Co-authored by Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors-Brignac Today, people across the country pause and remember the legacy of civil rights leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….

Huffington Post: Black Voices Staying Focused in the Movement for Racial Justice Opal Tometi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter 12/22/2014 In this 24-hour news cycle — we continue to be concerned about how #BlackLivesMatter is covered and we challenge the ways in which a senseless tragedy,…

New America Media Black Lives Matter on International Migrants Day, Too By: Opal Tometi 12/18/2014 Today is International Migrants Day. It takes place each year on December 18th and is promoted by the United Nations as a day to recognize the millions of people who migrate across the globe – many of whom are forced…

This blog post was co-authored by Opal Tometi Nearly 40 years ago, Micheline Charles left her native Haiti in search of a better life for her family in the United States. After six years, she secured visas and other documentation that allowed her to bring her little boy and girl to Southern Florida. Life was…

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