“When Bennett and Kaep are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!”

https://vimeo.com/234256613 Video of Jesse Hagopian addressing the rally for Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick On Sunday, September 17th, before the Seattle Seahawks first home game against the San Francisco ‘49ers, organizers from the NAACP and the Social Equality Educators (SEE) sponsored a rally in support of ex ‘49er Colin Kaeprnick and Seahawk Michael Bennett. The …

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Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 19th, 2017 Contact:  Social Equality Educators, or Jesse Hagopian: Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday, join 5pm rally Charleena, a pregnant mother of four, was shot and killed by Seattle police in front of her kids Educators say a …

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Turning Pain Into Power: 2017 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners

It was one of the most triumphant days of my life. Thursday, June 15th was a day when I took the most painful moment in my life and used it to produce one of the most joyous days of my life. This was the day I had the honor to present the Black Education Matters …

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The story behind the meme mocking Pepsi’s attempts to brand rebellion

On April 5, I woke up to find out I was a meme gone viral. https://twitter.com/ignant_/status/849428722130223105 The hilarious meme by @ignant_ was in reference to the shameful ad that Pepsi produced—and quickly took down—depicting model Kendall Jenner diffusing tensions between protestors and cops by handing one officer a refreshing can of Pepsi. When the officer …

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Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week

Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week Today, educators in Philadelphia are launching the Black Lives Matter week of action, continuing to build the Black Lives Matter At School movement that has now reached school districts across the country. During this week-long campaign, teachers will dedicate more instructional time to issues of racial …

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