Fellows in the News

News about the 2016 Leading Edge fellows.

The Guardian

Black Lives Matter: ‘We’re trying to re-imagine humanity’ – Behind the Lines podcast

As the Sydney peace prize is awarded to the Black Lives Matters movement, co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the formation and philosophy of the movement.

Essence

Changing The Fabric Of America Will Take All Of Us

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on the importance of embracing identity politics, intersectionality and how to propel the movement to protect all Black lives forward.

Fader

Activist Samuel Sinyangwe Sheds Light On Louisiana’s Horrible Mass Incarceration Problem

Samuel Sinyangwe, an activist, data analyst, and co-founder of Campaign Zero, took to Twitter on Friday to share what he experienced when he traveled to Louisiana. The state stands out in a country filled with the statistics and stories of an unjust justice system, with the highest rate of incarceration not only in the United States, but also the world.

The Nonprofit Quarterly

In the Age of Trump, BLM Pivots to Local Politics and Joins the Majority

Black Lives Matter activists say the movement has entered a new phase where the strategic focus is policy change, particularly at the local level.