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ESSAY: Here Is Why You Must Vote In Your State & Local Elections

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

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MEDIA: WNYC & Apollo Theater MLK Celebration

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

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QUOTE: Washington Post

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

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & LEADERSHIP TODAY ON BK LIVE

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

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MEDIA: State of relations between the police and communities of color

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