From Awareness To Action: Nationwide Boycotts Planned In NY, San Fran & Standing Rock



Last month, on the 61st anniversary of the launch of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, we launched Phase 1 of what we are calling the Injustice Boycott. Over 300,000 people from all 50 states and over 40 countries have signed on to say that they are ready to put their money where their mouth is on issues of injustice in this country.

And for the past 45 days, in this first phase, we’ve labored to educate and inform the nation on the severities of injustice, police brutality and mass incarceration in some of the nation’s most progressive cities. Phase 1 of our plan ends on this coming Monday, January 16th, which is King Day across the country.

And on the following day, which is Tuesday January 17th, we are going to move from awareness to action.

Starting in New York, San Francisco, and Standing Rock – we will be announcing plans for targeted nationwide boycotts in those cities, if the elected officials, corporate leaders, and policy makers in those cities do not take our very reasonable demands seriously.

Earlier this morning, on Facebook and Twitter, I shared a very important graphic that I want you all to see. It’s a map of the United States.

On the map, it shows all of the states where Democrats currently run the state with a Democratic Governor and a Democratic legislature.

Guess how many states Democrats run right now?

Not half.

Not 20.

Not 10.

Not even 5.

As it stands right now, Democrats control just 4 states in the entire country – and they are California, Oregon, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. That’s it. If you want anything passed in the other 46 states, you have to go through Republicans.

What that basically means is that in those 46 states, it is all but guaranteed that we are not going to see serious, substantive reforms on police brutality, racial discrimination, and mass incarceration.

As you know, Republicans also control the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, and are about to control the White House.

Are you hearing what I’m saying?

What we’re seeing right now is the fact that President Obama has been holding the Democratic Party together by a thread. The influence of Democrats from coast to coast has been decimated and Republicans are about to run us over on many issues that matter most to us.

Just last night, well actually earlier this morning, at 1:30AM in the morning, Senate Republicans, who now run the show, passed their first vote to begin repealing Obamacare.

That’s where we are right now. This is our new reality.

And please hear my heart. We should protest this. We should march. We should tweet and Facebook and sign petitions. I’m all for those things, but I promise you that Republicans will hardly be moved by our efforts.

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18 thoughts on “From Awareness To Action: Nationwide Boycotts Planned In NY, San Fran & Standing Rock

  1. Dr. Larry on said:

    Mass incarceration doesn’t happen without mass crime. Care to march on that issue in the black communities? Thought not, you No snitchin’ albino.

  2. As far as cities like Detroit being Democratic, or Republican controlled…I’m SMH trying to determine how that has anything to do with jobs leaving the city. I’m thinking that jobs generally left the city because of several factors. Amongst them #1 the up, and down trend over the years of buying cars. #2 Greedy automakers (owners, and stockholders) approving sending parts makers, and auto assembly jobs to other parts of the word #3 Let us not forget about ROBOTS/AUTOMATION that has taken (and, will continue to take) 100s of thousands of jobs. Let’s keep it real folks. It’s more complex than just saying the Democrats haven’t done anything.

    • Okay, how about these shining cities, are you going to blame automation?
      The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967.

      Cleveland, for the last 64 years, 50 years of democrat control.

      St. Louis, since 1949, all democrats.

      Chicago, since 1931, all democrats.

      Milwaukee, since 1940, all democrats,

      Oakland, since 1966, all democrats.

      Little Rock, since 1955, all democrats.

  3. Shaun: I feel yah, hear you, and hope the protest(s) work to the benefit of all. And, I’m so glad that you are leading the way, and have picked up the mantel to move ahead. That’s exactly what we need……YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS. I’m not a doomsday person; but I hope the protest works because traditionally a house divided (usually) falls. My point is if congress, and most of the states are republican/conservative dominated….it’s going to be hard for them to budge on any of the major issues we have. I hope they will, and do pay attention to what’s being said (but only time will tell). KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MY BROTHER…..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

  4. Yeah, let’s use Detroit as an example of how Republicans ruined this great city.
    Jerome Patrick Cavanagh was the mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1962 to 1970. Initially seen as another John F. Kennedy, his reputation was doomed by the 1967 riots. DEMOCRAT

    Roman Stanley Gribbs was the Mayor of Detroit from 1970 to 1974. DEMOCRAT

    Coleman Alexander Young served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994. DEMOCRAT

    Dennis Wayne Archer , Archer served on the Michigan Supreme Court and as mayor of Detroit. 1994-2001 DEMOCRAT

    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit, Jan 02-Sepi 08. Kilpatrick’s mayorship was plagued by numerous scandals and rampant accusations of corruption, with the mayor eventually resigning after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty, but with good time awarded to county jail inmates in Michigan, he was released on probation after serving 99 days. On May 25, 2010, he was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation, and served time at the Oaks Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan.
On March 11, 2013, Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 additional federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. The conviction stemmed from a 38-charge felony indictment, in what a federal prosecutor called a “pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud” by some of Detroit’s most prominent officials. On October 10, 2013, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison DEMOCRAT

    David “Dave” Bing, mayor of Detroit, Michigan. May 09-Dec 13. DEMOCRAT

Michael Edward “Mike” Duggan, currently serving as mayor of Detroit, Michigan. He was elected mayor in 2013 DEMOCRAT.

  5. Mrknowitall on said:

    The reason Republicans are in control of so many states is we don’t want aszhole racist gay loving demokkkrats in power any more. Doesn’t this white so-called black boy know the KKK is the militant wing of the Democratic party? Why do people belong to the Demokkkratic party?

  6. You’re right, back in the 50s and 60s most blacks (especially in the south) had the same goals. Today blacks are divided on simple things and content with allowing things to just take its natural course, which won’t happen by the way. “Silence is consent” and as long as we don’t fight against the wrong in this country we’ll be content with the status quo.
    As you have seen, when we fight on issues together, we make a difference even today. Look at the awareness of police brutality shined by the efforts of BLM movement, and it wasn’t as if it didn’t exist prior, but we were just content on letting it happen over and over. Feel how you want to feel about them, had it not been for their efforts, none of these bad cops that have been brought up on charges would ever face charges, it would be business as usual. Now EVERYONE is paying attention.

  7. FallMornings on said:

    L. He is s shady dude. I don’t think he is going to make it. As far as Blacks shutting down country, don’t think that is going to happen either. Not enough unity amongst the people

  8. If that POS Jeff Sessions is confirmed as the next AG–there will be no such thing as JUSTICE in so called America.

    It will continue to be JUST US in JAILS!!!!!!!!!

    Folks need to shut this f—-g country down!!!!!!!
    MARCH LIKE WE DID BACK IN THE 1950’s and 1960’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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