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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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YGB to be Honored at Women's Equality Day - Women of Honor Celebration
13 Aug 2015
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YGB to be Honored at Women's Equality Day - Women of Honor Celebration

YGB will be honored at this event.

Renew again the great victory with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The courageous political campaign, which spanned 72 years, was carried out by tens of thousands of persistent women and men. Come & celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage with today’s women working for

The Color of Revocation in Dane County
13 Aug 2015
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The Color of Revocation in Dane County

 

 
Hi MOSES, NDCJ, and other concerned folks,

I wanted to give you a preview of new analysis I've done of WI DOC's data that reveals vast racial inequities in crimeless revocations in Dane County. Additionally, these disparity rates are about twice as bad as comparable statewide disparities.

See the chart below. In short:
- Black people accounted for 56% of all people sent to WI prisons from Dane County due to a crimeless revocation in 2014.
- This rate is about 13 times (13X) what you would expect compared to the population of black adults. And this rate is about twice the comparable statewide rate.
- Crimeless revocations in Dane County have consistently had a higher racial disparity for black people over the last 15 years, when compared to all other types of admissions to WI prisons.
- In 2014, black people were about 25 times (25X) more likely to
Wisconsin Prisons Incarcerate Most Black Men In U.S.
13 Aug 2015
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Wisconsin Prisons Incarcerate Most Black Men In U.S.

Wisconsin has the worst incarceration rates amongst black men in the country. This NPR article explores a recent study by the UW-Milwaukee.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/10/03/228733846/wisconsin-prisons-incarcerate-most-black-men-in-u-s

WKOW Coverage of the YGB BBQ On One Year Anniversary of Michael Brown Murder
10 Aug 2015
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WKOW Coverage of the YGB BBQ On One Year Anniversary of Michael Brown Murder

WKOW did a short piece complete with video on YGB's community BBQ to mark the first year anniversary of the shooting and killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

http://www.wkow.com/story/29746236/2015/08/09/young-gifted-black-coalition-holds-barbecue-to-mark-one-year-since-michael-brown-shooting

Dayna Long: Police chief's blog racist
30 Jul 2015
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Dayna Long: Police chief's blog racist

This letter to the editor explains yet another way that police chief Mike Koval perpetuates racism and the racist system. http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/mailbag/dayna-long-police-chief-s-blog-racist/article_2199ed7a-7471-5365-9b86-c9b700c52bae.html

How Many Latinos Are in the Dane County Jail?
30 Jul 2015
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How Many Latinos Are in the Dane County Jail?

By Nino Rodriguez

How many Latinos are in the Dane County jail?

According to the Sheriff's Office, there were exactly ZERO Latinos in the jail on the US Census' required reporting dates in both 2012 and 2013. Yet on these same dates there were up to 20 people being held for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and up to 39 people who were not US citizens.

Is it really possible that there were ZERO Latinos in

The Making of the American Police State
30 Jul 2015
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The Making of the American Police State

Christian Parenti of Jacobin magazine takes us on a historical journey through the steps that led us to the current state of militarization of the police and countless Black Americans in prison. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/incarceration-capitalism-black-lives-matter/

Why aren’t we as universally outraged over Sandra Bland’s death as we are over Cecil the lion?
30 Jul 2015
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Why aren’t we as universally outraged over Sandra Bland’s death as we are over Cecil the lion?

David Ferguson of RawStory talks about the hypocrisy of the social media attention being given to Cecil the Lion while the same folks are mostly silent about Sandra Bland. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/why-arent-we-as-universally-outraged-over-sandra-blands-death-as-we-are-over-cecil-the-lion/

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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