BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Khan Cullors Joins Andra Day & Common at 2018 Oscars To Tell America: “#StandUp4Blacktivists”

by Yah Yah

Black Lives Global Network unveiled a powerful new video featuring co-founder and New York Times bestselling author Patrisse Khan Cullors highlighting the work of BLM and the larger Movement for Black Lives over the last five years, and making it clear that they are here, they’ve been here and won’t stop fighting.

Patrisse Khan Cullors, #Metoo founder Tarana Burke, writer and trans advocate Janet Mock, joined forces with ‘The Chi’ star Common and R&B songstress Andra Day on stage at the Oscars to pay homage to their work, and for BLM, uplift the legacy of Black activism.

“I’m thrilled to be a guest of Common, representing the Black Lives Matter Global Network and a long line of activists fighting to protect Black lives,” said Patrisse Khan Cullors. “As the conversation around gun violence and what it means to be an activist in America evolves, tonight’s performance reminds us of the long history of Black activists putting their bodies on the line — all in the name of love for Black people.”

“We’re grateful to build on the legacy of iconic leaders to leave a better world for the next generation. There is still so much work left to do,” Khan Cullors continued. “We are still here and we will not stop fighting until we get free.”


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