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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.,


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.

The People's Mayoral Forum Q&A with Toriana Pettaway

YGB raising awareness and building community

The People's Mayoral Forum Q&A with Toriana Pettaway

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What is Madison's greatest challenge?


Dealing with Racial Discrimination and Disparities. We are living in an illusion if you us othering language...those people from Chicago, I don't want them people in my neighborhood, Hip-hop music mean criminal activity take the liquor licence, or just do not issue one give other reason!

What work have you done to mitigate Madison's racial barriers?

Besides being the City's Equity Coordinator for the last three plus years. I am actively engaged with my community on multiple levels addressing housing instability for Madison most needed. I have worked as a homeless coordinator with my church for seven years with community partner formally Interfaith Hospitality Network now The Road Home. In addition to the Fair Housing of Great Madison sense 2007 Advisor Board and Testing. Beyond these rolls I have made countless connections in the community because the awesomeness gained from being a YWCA third shift Y-Transit Driver.

Why should Madison pick you?

Madison residents should pick me it's next Mayor because I bring experience to the position of Mayor from two prospective. As a professional who have navigated both State and City government as a Human Resources professional leading Administrator of State Agencies and Department Head on how to be good managers, I understand and lead personnel management, labor relations with unions, and capital and operational budgets. I am the only candidate who manages a Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative with a team of 40 people whom with that has national recognition for leading the nation on deconstructing institutional racism in our policies, practice, structure/operations, budgets and in our community for our low-income, marginalized and people of color. Ser attentments for my solutions for Madison difficult issues we a faced today. I have the experience to address and implement real inclusion from a grassroots engagement that is fiscally responsible.

YGB has heard the community's cry for deeper questions with deeper responses that get past the political answers that everyone knows. We're getting at relevance. We're getting to specifics.This is your time to ask the REAL questions and get the REAL answers from our city's potential leader. Moderated by Sagashus Livingston. Attendance is free and open to the public. The event will take place on Monday, February 11, at 6:30pm. It will be located at Madison’s Central Library at 201 W Mifflin St. 3rd floor.

You can register for the event on Eventbrite and Facebook

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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  



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.



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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