#TIME100 Women of the Year

  Deeply moved that @time included the 3 *women* (Patrisse, Alicia and I) who co-founded #BlackLivesMatter in the inaugural #TIME100 most influential women of the last century list. This overall list includes some of my favs like bell hooks , Wangari Maathai,...
Opal Tometi: Black Lives Matter

Opal Tometi: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is about ensuring that all people of African descent are treated with the dignity and respect that we deserve. It’s about justice for all of us, and this includes those of us who live on the continent and throughout the diaspora. When we say these three words – Black lives matter – it means all of us no matter where we reside. All Black people can trace their roots back to somewhere on the African continent. And the goal is to repair and rectify the harm and trauma that has been done by colonialism and the legacy of it — which has led to the injustices we see today both in the Americas, but also in many African countries.