Black Lives Matter Is Not a Civil Rights Movement

Black Lives Matter Is Not a Civil Rights Movement

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. It’s a human rights one Black Lives Matter...
The New Civil Rights Leaders

The New Civil Rights Leaders

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...
The Root: Top 100 List

The Root: Top 100 List

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...