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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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All Dane County State Representatives Endorse Everret Mitchell for Judge
06 Dec 2015
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All Dane County State Representatives Endorse Everret Mitchell for Judge

ALL DANE COUNTY STATE REPRESENTATIVES ENDORSE MITCHELL FOR JUDGE
They Join Three Dozen Elected Officials and Legal Leaders Pledging Early Support 
 
Madison – All eight area state representatives from Dane County joined legal leaders and local elected officials in endorsing Everett Mitchell in his campaign for Dane County Circuit Judge.  Early support also includes Congressman Mark Pocan, County Executive Joe Parisi, Sheriff David Mahoney, and over one hundred local community leaders.
 
"Mitchell served as an assistant district attorney who handled dozens and dozens of cases. He's also served as a pastor and community leader who shares our values.  It's the exact balance Dane County needs in a local judge” stated State Representative Melissa Sargent.
 
Monona State Representative Robb Kahl also shared his support, saying, "Mitchell understands the critical issues we face in Dane County. He is prepared to work towards justice, as defined under the rule of law, and in a way that serves everyone equally.”
 
State Representative Chris Taylor, Mitchell’s Campaign Treasurer, added "He is the leader we need on the Dane County Circuit Court.  At a time when our constitutional rights are under siege, Everett is a champion for the constitution and the protections it affords all of us."
 
The Eight Dane County area State Representatives endorsing Mitchell include:
 
• State Rep. Chris Taylor, 76th Assembly District 
• State Rep. Terese Berceau, 77th Assembly District
• State Rep. Lisa Subeck, 78th Assembly District
• State Rep. Dianne Hesslebein, 79th Assembly District 
• State Rep. Sondy Pope, 80th Assembly District
• State Rep. Melissa Sargent, 48th Assembly District
• State Rep. Robb Kahl, 47th Assembly District 
• State Rep. Gary Hebl, 46th Assembly District 
 
Everett Mitchell previously served as a Dane County Assistant District Attorney, and received his Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He still practices regularly as a pro-bono attorney for those in need of representation, and has authored and implemented strategies to cut recidivism rates for ex-offenders.  He and his wife Mankah live in Sun Prairie with their two children.
 
A full list of all endorsements is available atwww.everettmitchell4judge.org/endorsements
 

The Next Step For Black America Must Be Green

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Over 40 national and state organizations send letter to Dane Co. D.A. regarding Cierra Finkely Case!!
04 Nov 2015
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Over 40 national and state organizations send letter to Dane Co. D.A. regarding Cierra Finkely Case!!

In this powerful show of solidarity over 40 anti domestic violence groups from across the country have written a letter to DA Ozanne for #JusticeForCierra. The use of force by vulnerable populations needs to be a right and the groups recognize the failure of law enforcement to help survivors of domestic abuse in any meaningful way.

 

http://www.endabusewi.org/content/over-40-national-and-state-organizations-send-letter-dane-co-da-regarding-cierra-finkely-cas

The Cap Times' Coverage of We The 350
04 Nov 2015
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The Cap Times' Coverage of We The 350

The Capital Times coverage of YGB members play to open this weekend at the Overture Center's Promenade Hall on Saturday November 7 at 8pm and Sunday November 8 at 2pm.

 http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/we-the-brings-stories-of-incarcerated-wisconsin-minorities-to-life/article_7a3005dc-9f56-53a9-ba2c-437dadd2df0b.html#.Vjj8IzIZUvw.facebook

Brandi Grayson on Wisconsin Public Television

Brandi Grayson talks about the YWCA's web development program on Wisconsin Public Television.

Calling Instuctions: How to live in sirens.
17 Oct 2015
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Calling Instuctions: How to live in sirens.

A moving and revealing poem about Tony Robinson by feminist Chicana poet Dana Maya on Feminist Formations. 

http://feministformations.tumblr.com/post/130276456791/in-this-poem-for-tony-robinson-a-black-teen

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 

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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