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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 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 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

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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