Black Lives Matter Blog

A Message from CHRL

Over the last few months, we experienced the spread of COVID-19, social distancing, shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Riah Milton and other stories that have...

A Message from the ACPA Latinx Network

Black Lives Matter. There is no real liberation until there is Black liberation. The ACPA Latin@/x Network stands with Black Lives Matter. We are aware of the anti-blackness in our own communities and culture. We are enraged by the historical and recent acts of police...

A Message from CSGI

BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER The loss, hurt, and sadness our Black trans siblings have experienced at the hands of both interpersonal and systemic violence must be addressed. We need to challenge what safety looks like for Black and Brown bodies. Most importantly we must...

What does Juneteenth mean to me?

19 June 2020 Juneenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Cel-Libration Day) is celebrated annually on the 19th of June, in remembrance of 19 June 1865 when federal orders were read in Galveston, Texas by Union Major General Gordon Granger that slaves in Texas...

Message from the Commission for Career Services

From our Directorate Board: First and foremost, ACPA’s Commission for Career Services sends its deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd as they, along with the entire country, mourn his tragic and unnecessary death. We stand with those who demand justice for...

Working Out/Through

June 8, 2020 “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time,” James Baldwin, during a televised interview in 1961. “Let us be enraged by injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it,” Bayard Rustin, from his essay...

A Note from CCPA Leadership

We want to take a moment to thank you for all the ways you show up. The last few months have proved a deluge of uncertainty, stress, loss, grief, discouragement, exhaustion, frustration, and deep pain for many of our members. In the wake of furloughs, hiring freezes,...

SCCPA Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives

Most of us can admit that 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and not the way we wanted to ring in a new decade. Over the last few months, our world has been shattered with the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing, and stay-at-home orders. Despite having to endure...

I am racist | Florence M. Guido, Ph.D.

I am racist. I learned to be racist and anti-Black from my family. I have spent most of my life learning how to be anti-racist. I know this because I am white. My immigrant grandparents spent much of their lives in southeast Texas, where Black people lived in...