Fellows in the News

News about the 2016 Leading Edge fellows.


Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Cullors Is Writing History — on Her Own Terms

Nearly five years after the first #BlackLivesMatter tweet, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, cofounder of both the hashtag and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, has published When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

The Grio

Patrisse Cullors says politicians labeled ‘Black Lives Matter’ a terrorist group- and it’s what always happens to black activists

Patrisse Khan-Cullors says she co-founded the “Black Lives Matter” movement out of love. But in a country plagued by longtime tension between law enforcement officers and communities of color, the killing of unarmed black civilians, and murders of police officers by radical individuals, her intent would eventually get distorted.

Indy Bay

Tribal members and fishermen slam Trump’s increased water exports plan

Members of the Yurok Tribe on the Klamath River, Hoopa Valley Tribe on the Trinity River, Winnemem Wintu Tribe on the McCloud  River and the Pit River Tribe joined with commercial and recreational fishing groups and Restore the Delta to protest Trump administration water grab in front of the federal building on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on January 23.

SF Chronicle

Oakland police may have broken law in refusing some immigrant visa applications

Over the past two years, Oakland police refused to certify the applications of nearly 300 immigrants who needed the department to confirm they were crime victims so that they could qualify for special visas to remain in the United States.