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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.

YGB Events

YGB raising awareness and building community

YGB And Freedom inc Featured in Madison's First Hair Show!
27 Oct 2015

YGB And Freedom inc Featured in Madison's First Hair Show!

Saturday, October 31 7:00pm

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison, WI 53713


YGB and Freedom Incwill be featured in Madison's first Hair show hosted by Vernee Nicole's House of Beauty on Friday October 31st (Halloween). This will be a beautiful gathering of Black people displaying our art through hair. Tickets are $15 

There also will be a Kinky hair class teaching you how to grow long, healthy hair for Black women. Tickets for this class is $25. 

To find out how to buy tickets contact Alix Shabazz or Tī S. Banks on facebook or via phone (608)210-9623

Let's Get Free Sundays: School Do' & a Movie
27 Oct 2015

Let's Get Free Sundays: School Do' & a Movie

Sunday, November 29

3:00pm - 6:00pm

2312 S Park St.

Madison, WI 53713


Starting November 29th, Bring your kid to get a free school hair do' Sundays at 3pm. Tired of doing hair, don't know how, or don't have time? No Problem! We will do your baby's hair for free while they watch a movie and eat snacks. Every Sunday 3-6 at 2312 S Park st. Starting November 29th.

YGB Recruitment Gathering
27 Oct 2015

YGB Recruitment Gathering

Tuesday, November 17
6:00pm - 8:00pm
2312 S Park St
Madison, WI 53713

To anyone interested in being more involved with YGB, we are having our first recruitment gathering November 17th from 6-8pm at the UW South Madison Partnership Space 2312 S Park st.

This is an opportunity to learn more about YGB's ideology, different campaigns, and how to get involved. If you want to help our communities get free, come out and build with us!

Any questions please contace Alix Shabazz on fb or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Surviving Violence: Panel of Unsung Heroes
13 Oct 2015

Surviving Violence: Panel of Unsung Heroes

Friday, November 13
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S Park St, Ste 200
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Surviving Violence: Panel of Unsung Heroes Panel and community discussion on Violence against Black women, Queer and Trans folks. This will be a panel of Black survivors of different forms of violence, from domestic violence, to rape, to poverty. We will be hearing the stories of our unsung heroes and having a community discussion about healthy ways of survival . There will be light refreshments provided.
Drop The Mic: Open Mic Featuring OLMECA
09 Oct 2015

Drop The Mic: Open Mic Featuring OLMECA

Friday October 9th!!  6-10pm Come out for a night of hip hop, poetry, dance, music and community building!
Sharpen your skills with our writing workshop from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Open Mic from 7:30pm-8:30pm 
Performances from 9:00pm to 10:00pm 

Where:  Fountain of Life Church
633 W. Badger Rd
Madison, WI 53713

Also featuring: T Banks,  ANT da Hope Boy, Jaranerxs Anti-Policiales, and Breaking for Justice,

This is open to all and especially for all people of color, and queer, and trans* folks 

Co-hosted by YYGB, Freedom Inc,  Urban Community Arts Network, Justified Anger 

DJ'd by  DJ Boyfrriend !! RSVP on Facebook  Olmeca is a bilingual hip-hop artist/producer who describes his upbringing and gives social commentary with, charisma and intelligence. His work has been featured on CNN Latino, Democracy Now, ABC,FOX, NPR, URB Magazine and TV series “Sons of Anarchy.” He has collaborated with Grammy winners including Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli , La Santa Cecilia, Maldita Vecindad and shared the stage with KRS – One, Jenni Rivera, Dilated Peoples, Ana Tijoux, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Julieta Venegas, Pete Rock, X Clan among others. With migrant parents, Olmeca grew up in L.A. and Mexico, a reality that brewed his music mix of genres and cultural sensitivity. He coexists between hip-hop and latin alternative audiences. Olmeca has toured Canada, Latin America and Europe building a network of supporters as an independent artist. He is credited for supporting a new phase in Latin alternative music in the United States that mixes hip-hop with Latin American sounds. Come Join Us, Speak Your Truth, and Build with the People!!!

#HandsOffBrandi! JAM Chief Koval's/City Attorney's Phones/Emails
04 Oct 2015

#HandsOffBrandi! JAM Chief Koval's/City Attorney's Phones/Emails

Madison Police target Black Lives Matter Organizer Brandi Grayson
CALL for National and International Solidarity
TELL MPD and the City Attorney to 
STOP the HARASSMENT and drop the citations!

On OCT 5, 2015 1PM-3pm Central Time show your solidarity by calling/emailing Madison Police Chief Koval and City Attorney Michael May. 

JAM their phone lines and emails to say #HandsOffBrandi!
Spread this NATIONWIDE. We must protect each other! 


DA Final Decision: Drop the Charge for Cierra Finkley Rally
20 Sep 2015

DA Final Decision: Drop the Charge for Cierra Finkley Rally

Thursday, September 24

7:45am - 9:00am

Dane County Courthouse

215 S Hamilton St

Madison, WI 53703


The DA's office will decide this day if they will charge 24 year- old Cierra Finkley, a mother who heroically defended her and her daughter's life from an attacking partner, with 1st Degree reckless homicide. Cierra called police on multiple occasions throughout this abusive relationship and even took out a restraining order on her attacker. On the day of her arrest, Ms. Finkley called the police 3x after her ex tried to run her and her daughter over with a car and threatened to kill them both. None of those police calls lead to Cierra and get child getting to safety. The police arrived promptly however, when Cierra was forced to stab her ex after he kicked her door down threatening to kill her and baby Carla. Cierra, as many Black women are, was not viewed as a victim by Madison Police Department. Now she is being further traumatized by violence from the state. On this day we will find out if the DA's office believe that #Blacklivesmatter. Show up to support, and tell the DA's office that "Surviving Violence is Not a Crime!" #justice4Cierra #handsoffBlackwomen

Stand up Fight Back: Court Support for #BlackLivesMatter Protestors
20 Sep 2015

Stand up Fight Back: Court Support for #BlackLivesMatter Protestors

Monday, September 21 2:00pm

City County Building

210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Madison, WI 53703


Come stand in solidarity with those that stand for justice on Monday, September 21st. Two will have trials to face punishment for standing in solidarity with students who walked out on East Wash April 14th to demand an end to state violence. It's important that we not only show support to these individuals, but that we show that we will not be quiet. We will not be polite and sit by as our bodies and lives are stolen by the state and their corporate sponsors. #Justice4Tony #BlackLivesMatter #Freethe350


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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