10 Lady Leaders Of The New Civil Rights Movement was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Black Women Leaders Of The New Cool

Black Women Leaders Of The New Cool

The climate our country is facing is a rough one. We’re watching men of color die at the hands of police, who face zero indictments…

2. Johnetta Elzie

Johnetta Elzie

Shot by a rubber bullet while standing on her neighborhood street, Elzie refuses to be silent. She says nothing the police do will stop her.…

3. Reverend Traci Blackmon, PrayingWithOurFeet.org

Reverend Traci Blackmon, PrayingWithOurFeet.org

She’s a pastor in Florissant, St. Louis who found herself on the front lines of Ferguson. She was the one who made MS Gov. Jay…

4. Ashley Yates-Founder of Millennial Actvists United

Ashley Yates-Founder of Millennial Actvists United

In the humble effort to provide truth and on-the-ground coverage of the carnage in Ferguson, MS, Yates along with Alexis Templeton, Brittney Ferrell and Larry…

5. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri state senator

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri state senator

Known for her venomous tongue (she dropped the F-bomb at Gov. Nixon) and passionate views, Nadal told MSNBC, “As a legislator, being black, being a…

6. Brittany Packnett, The Executive Director of Teach For America in St. Louis

Brittany Packnett, The Executive Director of Teach For America in St. Louis

She’s more than her job title. She said telling girls to be leaders tomorrow wasn’t good enough, they needed to be leaders now. She’s been…

7. Brittany Ferrell & Alexis Templeton of Millennial Activists United

Brittany Ferrell & Alexis Templeton of Millennial Activists United

These two Ferguson lovebirds helped found MAU group that brings awareness of systematic racism from the suburbs to the world. They fell in love on…

8. Kayla Reed, Justice Core STL

Kayla Reed, Justice Core STL

As a Ferguson resident, Reed’s been diligently protesting since Michael Brown’s death. In several interviews, Reed was able to give accurate accounts about what happened…

9. Patrisse Cullors, Director @PowerDignity, Co-Founder @Blklivesmatter, Artist. Organizer. Freedom Fighter.

Patrisse Cullors, Director @PowerDignity, Co-Founder @Blklivesmatter, Artist. Organizer. Freedom Fighter.

Cullors offers dignity and power to incarcerated people in LA through her org Dignity & Power Now. She also helped found Black Lives Matter and…

10. Black Youth Project 100

Made up of mostly Black women, these 100 Black young leaders from all over created this movement to gain justice & freedom for all Black…

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