Episode 4: Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles

We continue our Black Love, Brown Pride Series by discussing organizing in the era of high-profile police killings of unarmed African Americans and other people of color.

Our guest is Dr. Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles.

Dr. Abdullah talks about the history of Black Lives Matter and how it has evolved into an international movement with 40 chapters worldwide. She shares her insights about killer police, the District Attorney who refuses to prosecute officers that murder innocent people, and the resistance.

We also bring you stories from our listeners who sent us their personal experiences of Black/Brown relations including tensions and love.

Please send us your own stories by email to thehooddigest@gmail.com and we may read your story as part of our series!

Read the stories here: http://www.thehooddigest.com/category/stay-woke/

Connect with Black Lives Matter Los Angeles here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/chapter/blm-los-angeles/

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