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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.

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#HandsOffBrandi! by Nathan Maurer
04 Sep 2015
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#HandsOffBrandi! by Nathan Maurer

Nathan Maurer condemns MPD police chief Mike Koval for launching an attack on prominent, selfless, community activist, Brandi Grayson.

http://www.forwardlookout.com/2015/09/handsoffbrandi-by-nate-royko/23813

Brenda Konkel's Forward Lookout: MPD Hands Off Brandi (With Video)
02 Sep 2015
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Brenda Konkel's Forward Lookout: MPD Hands Off Brandi (With Video)

 

"From YGB: Join us at 4:00 on Friday to make sure the MPD keeps their hands off Brandi Grayson!!

From the Facebook event, show up at the Villager Mall at 4:30 on Friday to show your support!

Last night, Brandi Grayson, a member of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition was pulled over by a Madison police officer who issued her a warning for a broken headlight."

Read The Rest Here:

http://www.forwardlookout.com/2015/09/hands-off-brandi/23800

MPD: Hands Off Of Brandi
02 Sep 2015
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MPD: Hands Off Of Brandi

MPD: HANDS OFF BRANDI!

Rally at Villager Mall (2300 S. Park St.) 4:30 PM Sept 4th

 

Last night, Brandi Grayson, a member of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition was pulled over by a Madison police officer who issued her a warning for a broken headlight. The stop occurred directly after officers came to her house when she wasn’t home and preceded to talk to her children. This traffic stop was the latest in a string of incidents involving the Madison Police Department citing Brandi without her knowledge, repeatedly calling her phone, and sitting outside of her home--which is on a cul-de-sac with only one other home, no traffic, and in the Town (not City) of Madison.
 

"every encounter between police and a Black activist must be taken very seriously"

After the death of Sandra Bland in Texas following what should have been a minor traffic stop, every encounter between police and

We want justice for Cierra Finkley
26 Aug 2015
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We want justice for Cierra Finkley


In a case compared to Marissa Alexander's, Cierra Finkley is facing prosecution for defending herself, write Liam Manjon, Gretchen Sager and Alex Buckingham.

CIERRA FINKLEY, a 25-year-old women of color, was arrested on August 18 after

YGB Redifines Entrepreneurship at the Social Good Summit

 

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Social Good Summit

Entrepreneurship at its best incorporates the business of improving the world we live in -- caring, sharing, building community, and unleashing new creative economies. Join us for a daylong summit to collectively redefine entrepreneurship in terms that reconsider the value of social good in all the work that we do. Through a moderated panel discussion, participant engagement activities, and networking opportunities, we will, together, build a larger kind of entrepreneurship worthy of Wisconsin – one where prosperity benefits everyone, without exception.

The Social Good Summit is a new event organized by the founders of Madison Nonprofit Day, ESUCEO Inc., Rabble, Horizon Coworking, Mutual Aid Network, and Dane County TimeBank, in association with The

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  

SIGN THE PETITION HERE SIGN THE PETITION HERE 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME

YGB functions without traditional funding. We are not tied to the stipulations that come with large donors. Instead, we are supported by the direct will of The People. This gives us the freedom to raise our voice and mobilize our community toward an end to State Violence. Please help support this freedom by sharing or conotributing to our GoFundMe page.

SHARE OR SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE HERE

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

ABOUT US

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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