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The Take Back #001

The newsletter of resistance for people of color.

Advancement Project is excited to launch our new monthly newsletter: The Take Back, the newsletter of resistance for people of color.

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People of color have always been “the resistance” in the United States; they have been the moral conscience pushing us toward equal justice through long-fought struggles. Each edition of The Take Back is an effort to update you on this resistance, share resources and highlight the work of the Movement.

Advancement Project’s racial justice work with grassroots organizations across the country has positioned us to uplift the work. Read and share the stories of the incredible efforts happening on the ground, to inspire, and deepen your commitment to the work that lies ahead.

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Free Your Mind, Man! Free Your Mind!

On honoring your ancestors by doing what they did for centuries-being bold and courageous enough to have a stubborn belief.

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In the Spirit of Black History Month

“I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.”

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Dreaming while Black is a Revolutionary Act

For Black people to imagine a country and a world free of white supremacy and all of its intersectional tentacles of oppression is a radical act.

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Advancement Project’s Statement Following the State of the Union

We knew Trump’s first State of the Union Address would not be for us. Since day one, this president’s rhetoric has criminalized people of color and fed off of a whitelash. The remarks underlined that this administration’s plan is to troll us and deny us. Trump even took a swipe against athletes decrying police terrorism – yes, the same ones whose mothers he called bitches. He and his followers want a world where police brutality goes unchecked, where Black and Central American countries can be insulted, and communities of color don’t have a voice or power. That’s exactly why we can’t let…

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Shame on Senators Enabling a White Supremacist Agenda

With today’s vote, the Senate falls in line with a president who revoked DACA and showed his racist approach.

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For Us By Us: Racial Justice Champions Fund the Movement

Colin Kaepernick and Jesse Williams Show Up for Racial Justice

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Colin Kaepernick Puts Money Where His Mouth Is

Advancement Project is one of last organizations to receive portion of $1 million donation from former football player, social justice advocate

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An Insider’s View of Today’s SCOTUS Arguments on Voter Purging in Ohio

January 10, 2018 Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States held the oral argument for Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute. This case concerns the maintenance of states’ voter rolls under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Originating in Ohio, the primary issue of the case concerns whether a state can use a voter’s inactivity to purge that voter from the state’s rolls. The state of Ohio maintained that these federal statutes supported its procedure, known as the Ohio Supplemental Process; the A. Philip…

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Another attempt by politicians to decide who gets to vote went before the U.S. Supreme Court.

If they have their way, state officials will kick citizens off of the voter rolls simply for not voting in two consecutive elections.

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