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BLACK LIVES MATTER!

The Concord Baptist Church of Christ affirm that ALL Black lives matter and we support the efforts of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement.  

The movement’s list of demands for “Black men, women, trans and gender-nonconforming people,” includes:

  1. We demand an end to all forms of discrimination and the full recognition of our human rights.
  2. We demand an immediate end to police brutality and the murder of Black people and all oppressed people.
  3. We demand full, living wage employment for our people.
  4. We demand decent housing fit for the shelter of human beings and an end to gentrification.
  5. We demand an end to the school to prison pipeline & quality education for all.
  6. We demand freedom from mass incarceration and an end to the prison industrial complex.
  7. We demand a racial justice agenda from the White House that is inclusive of our shared fate as Black men, women, trans and gender-nonconforming people. Not My Brother’s Keeper, but Our Children’s Keeper.
  8. We demand access to affordable healthy food for our neighborhoods.
  9. We demand an aggressive attack against all laws, policies, and entities that disenfranchise any community from expressing themselves at the ballot.
  10. We demand a public education system that teaches the rich history of Black people and celebrates the contributions we have made to this country and the world.
  11. We demand the release of all U.S. political prisoners.
  12. We demand an end to the military industrial complex that incentivizes private corporations to profit off of the death and destruction of Black and Brown communities across the globe.

 

BLM RESOURCES

To learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and to get involved, check out the links below.

 

Websites:

  1. Black Lives Matter
  2. Movement for Black Lives

Articles:

  1. WE ALL HAVE WORK TO DO IN THE #BLACKLIVESMATTER MOVEMENT
    by Candace Simpson | Read Here
  2. Think Black Lives Matter Is “divisive”? The Civil Rights Movement split the U.S. far more
    by Paul Rosenberg | Read Here