Category Archives: Black Alliance

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15 Quotes of Republican Hypocrisy: Supreme Court Justice Nomination (Merrick Garland) In Election Year

As you probably know, it was Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s last wish that her SCOTUS replacement not be nominated during the 2020 election year.

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg days before her death (source)

When President Obama first nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court vacancy in March 2016, there was quite an outcry from Republicans to wait until after the election to fill Antonin Scalia’s empty seat. (Republicans refused to even grant Judge Garland a hearing some 8+ months before the 2016 presidential election.) read more

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Legal Experts: Even Totally INNOCENT People Should Not Talk to Law Enforcement

We’ve previously documented that there are so many federal and state laws in the United States, that no one can keep track of them all, and everyone violates laws every day without even knowing it.

As such, it is best to avoid law enforcement when possible.

Why You Should Not Talk to Police:

A criminal defense attorney explains why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police before speaking to your lawyer. read more

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Odds of Dying In Terrorist Attack? (Police, Deer More Likely to Kill You!)

What are the odds of dying in a terrorist attack? The answer is about 1 in 12-20 million, depending on the year and who you ask.

However, when asked to name the most common causes of death, many Americans include terrorism on the list. Actually, your odds of being killed in a terrorist attack are tiny, and in fact, you’re much more likely to be killed by a police officer than terrorism! read more

Black Alliance for Just Immigration Infuriated by the Trump Administration’s Termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Black Alliance Infuriated by the Trump Administration’s Termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

NEW YORK, NY – This morning Attorney General Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed 800,000 immigrant youth to live, work and remain in the United States without the constant fear of deportation. Established in 2012, the program has transformed the lives of young people, including thousands of Black immigrants, bringing stability, along with economic and educational opportunities to marginalized families and communities. read more

Memorandum: Potential Impact of Recent Executive Orders On Black Immigrants & Refugees


An executive order is an official document signed by the president that declares government policy. In an executive order, a president is giving instructions to government agencies and departments about how to operate in a certain area. An executive order is legally binding … Executive orders cannot reverse a law passed by Congress. Limited in scope, their sweep isn’t as broad as a piece of legislation.”1 read more

Black Immigrants Are Under Attack – Know Your Rights and Fight Back

Last week, the new White House Administration issued several Executive Orders targeting immigrants for deportation and increasing the forces of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and giving them more power to capture, detain and deport immigrants.

In particular, refugees and visitors from seven countries, including the African nations of Libya, Sudan and Somalia have been barred from entering the United States and the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program (ORR) has been suspended for 90 days, with some countries, including Syria, suspended indefinitely. read more

Join BAJI in Demanding that Congress End the 20 Year War on Immigrants!

For Black immigrants, life in the U.S. can feel like living on thin ice. On a daily basis, our communities face criminalization, police brutality, mass incarceration, deportation, and detention. For many, these challenges began twenty years ago with the passage of the “1996 Immigration Laws.” The 1996 laws broadened and fast-tracked the detention, and deportation, of Black, Brown, immigrant, and poor communities, and along with other egregious policies passed during the mid-90’s, resulted in the U.S. mass incarceration and immigration enforcement systems becoming the largest in the world. read more

BAJI testifies before the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent in New York City about issues impacting our kinship.

Good morning, my name is Carl Lipscombe and I am with the Black Alliance, an organization that advocates and organizes for racial justice and immigrants’ rights on the local and national level, with a specific focus on issues impacting Black people in the U.S., with a specific focus on Black immigrants. read more

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40

3 Women and a Hashtag: Birth of a Movement Black Lives Matter. Is it a hashtag? A movement? An organization? A narrative shift?

I am betting that when Alicia Garza shared the phrase and the hashtag was born in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, she and her comrades Patrisse Cullors and Coupon Codes probably didn’t imagine the impact of three simple but profound words. read more