Co-Founders of #BlackLivesMatter Where were you when you first heard the words “Black Lives Matter”? It’s probably around the same time you heard that George Zimmerman, the officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was acquitted of all charges. The global community reacted with shock, rage, and grief as no one was left to answer for Martin's premature death. A devastated Alicia Garza took to Facebook to write was she describes as a “love note

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The first thing you see on Kaya Thomas’ website is - Developer, Student, Mentor - however, Kaya is so much more than that, she is an inspiration. While still in her teens, Kaya was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and others during last year's Black Girls Rock ceremony. The young ios developer and creator of the We Read Too app, highlighting diverse books with minority characters, has contributed to TechCrunch, interned at Intuit, and has

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Khafre Jay is a musician and activist who has taken his love of hip hop and transformed it into an organizing tool for young talented people across the Bay Area. Unsatisfied with the direction he saw mainstream hip-hop going, he founded the organization, “Hip Hop for Change,” to diversify the image of hip hop culture. His own music references the commercialism and materialism that has kept him unsatisfied, making this inspiring artist someone we think

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