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.

ESSENCE The New Civil Rights Leaders By: Lisa Armstrong 10/31/2015 Opal Tometi: The Black Alliance for Just Immigration Opal Tometi’s interest in immigration reform was born out of personal experience. Tometi grew up in Phoenix—”ground zero for the anti-immigration movement,” she says—and is the child of immigrants. Her parents moved to the U.S. from Nigeria…

AfroELLE Immigration Plight 10/13/2015

The Root The Root: Top 100 List 09/15/2015 BIO: #BlackLivesMatter. Those words, that refrain, was created by three black women in 2013. Opal Tometi is one of them. In addition to her work growing and working with #BLM chapters, this child of Nigerian parents is also the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just…

POLITICO Magazine Top 50: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi Activists The three-word civil rights movement. 09/12/2015 Over the past year, thehashtag #BlackLivesMatter has turned into a rallying cry for racial justice, riding a wave of online buzz and public protest in the aftermath of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, right into the everyday American lexicon….

CNN THE DISRUPTORS By: Brandon Griggs, Emanuella Grinberg, Katia Hetter, Wyatt Massey, Melonyce McAfee, David Shortell, Tanzina Vega and Eli Watkins. Videos by Brenna Williams. 08/11/2015 A shift has occurred in the year since Michael Brown’s death sparked unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014. National conversations have arisen around issues…

ESSENCE #BlackLivesMatter Founders Discuss Charleston, the Presidential Race and the Black Spring By: Zerlina Maxwell 07/24/2015 On the evening of June 17th, a 21-year-old Dylan Roof arrived at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina with murder on his mind. Roof sat at Mother Emanuel’s weekly Bible study for more than an hour, prayed with…

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…

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…

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…

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