The following is an excerpt from an essay for NewsOne on the importance of voting and organizing locally. For thousands who participated in the protests, the election result was their wake-up call, their first activist action other than voting. To take advantage of this moment, we must see ourselves like personal trainers in the gym… Continue reading ESSAY: Here Is Why You Must Vote In Your State & Local Elections
L. Joy celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a featured panelist for WNYC's 11th Annual MLK Celebration at the historic and world famous Apollo Theater. Speaking with WNYC's Jami Floyd and joined by NYC Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, and Elie Mystal she discussed "Past & Present Perspectives on the 2017 Presidential Inauguration" Watch… Continue reading MEDIA: WNYC & Apollo Theater MLK Celebration
L. Joy Joined NYDLC’s Executive Director Jarret Berg and Adam Gitlin to discuss voting rights in New York with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer on Represent NYC.
Elle magazine editor-at-large put out a call for immediate reactions following the debut of Beyonce's Lemonade But this don't even have to be about Bey & Jay. She did this for all of us. The album and the visual art alongside it became a representation of the betrayal, anger, and despair that Black women (at least… Continue reading QUOTE: Elle Magazine
L. Joy discussed Bernie Sanders campaign weak relationship with Black voters. Political consultant L. Joy Williams says Sanders could have won the allegiance of some black voters by responding to his supporters’ combative and patronizing comments and distancing himself from them. It would have been a good opportunity for the candidate to interact with black press and connect with… Continue reading QUOTE: Washington Post
I join panelists Esmeralda Simmons (Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College), Tara Conley (Race Forward) and Kendall Thomas (Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University) for a conversation on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and how they connect with the current… Continue reading DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & LEADERSHIP TODAY ON BK LIVE
L. Joy appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color. We know that communities of color are overpoliced. We know that men of color are overarrested, overcharged. We know all of these things to be true. And so it’s going to take a long road and a lot… Continue reading MEDIA: State of relations between the police and communities of color