The Black Joy Experience Album

BYP100 organizers do it for the culture, so it’s only right we make an album. The Black Joy Experience is a musical collection dedicated to freedom songs, liberation chants, and holistic energy that keeps joy at the center of our fight for freedom. Let’s be clear. Without joy, we won’t win. Without joy, we won’t survive. […]

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Justice for Sadat: Immigration is a Black Issue and a Queer Issue

In January 2016, Sadat Ibrahim fled from his home in Accra, Ghana. Ibrahim had been living for years under the constant threat of imprisonment for being gay due to homophobic criminal laws in his country. After an anti-gay group known for killing queer people strategically targeted and beat Ibrahim, he escaped Ghana in an attempt […]

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#UndocuDay: Support Black Undocumented Immigrants

For Black History Month 2018, MelaNation, BYP100, and several other collectives are engaging with #28DaysOfBlackLove – a social media campaign in which each day is devoted to uplifting different Black communities. February 5 is #UndocuDay, a day to discuss and support Black undocumented immigrants. BYP100 DC activist Trinice McNally explains the significance of this below. […]

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We Will Not Be Silenced: Fighting for Digital Freedom and an Open Internet

A free and open internet is essential for Black people to get information, connect with each other, share joy and culture with one another, and build power to get free. On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said “eff that” and voted to repeal ‘net neutrality’ – an Obama-era policy that allowed all internet […]

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BYP100 DC Statement of Solidarity with J20 Arrestees

On January 20, 2017, over 200 people were detained, abused, and charged with false felonies while protesting the Trump regime’s inaugural rise to authoritarian rule. Those 200 people are now being used as pawns to prohibit political dissent within a system that regularly signals white terrorism should be the rule of law. Although no BYP100 […]

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If White Supremacists Hold a Rally in Your Hood

Black people: we love and we see you. Black organizers and our accomplices are fighting back against the white supremacist, pro-fascist “alt-right, ” including those who descended on Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. Their intent was to violently intimidate those seeking to tear down, once and for all, the state’s monuments to the old (and […]

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