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We use direct actions to interrupt the status quo and bring awareness to key issues and different forms of state violence affecting the root causes of the plight of black and brown people around the world.,

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We stand against the many forms of state violence: police killings, mass incarceration, poverty and others.  We stand for justice for Tony Robinson and ALL Black lives lost at the hands of the state. We stand for community and self determination. We will not stop until we are free.

Soglin Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin Governor

YGB raising awareness and building community

Soglin Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin Governor

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On January 12, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced his candidacy for Wisconsin governor, entering a crowded field of candidates seeking the party’s nomination to run against Scott Walker.

 

Soglin has been widely criticized by the left for his shortcomings on eradicating police brutality, alleviating poverty, and fighting for racial and criminal justice. Can we really expect the mayor of one of the most racially disparate cities in the country - a city where Black children are 13 times more likely to be in poverty than their white peers - to truly represent his constituents of color?

 

Matthew Braunginn, one of the founders of YGB, explained this perfectly to the Badger Herald: “As the single largest budget item, what’s really missing is the support of divestment and community investment policies. Even Chief [Mike] Koval has admitted more police don’t solve the underlying problems, only direct community investment and other anti-poverty measures will. So why keep investing in ideas that don’t work?”

 

Soglin has failed to divest from the police, invest heavily in alleviating poverty, or radically change our racist incarceration system. We don’t need governors like Soglin - we need leaders who can adequately address racial injustice and state violence and fight for the needs of people of color.

 

In order to make any progress, we have to Build our collective understanding and Build collective analysis to advocate for better collaborative solutions.

 

You can help by Joining our Coalition of Supporters, or by donating here.

 

If you have any personal stories of racial violence to share, please reach out to us at YGB by sending us a Facebook message or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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YGB TO PETITION THE UNITED NATIONS

YGB needs your voice in order to get an investigation by the United Nations as we elevate the conversation of of racial disparities in Madison and fight for justice for Tony Robinson, the unarmed black teen murdered at the hands of officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department  

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FIRE MATT KENNY

YGB demands that Matt Kenny, the murderer of Tony Robinson, be fired. Far to often are killer cops left unpunished, and we want Kenny off the streets.

SIGN THE PETITION TO FIRE MATT KENNY HERE

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The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black Women, Queer Folks, Straight Folks and Feminist Men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Our focus is on the low income black communities that our core members call home. 

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