Black-led Racial Justice Organizations

This list is from a May 2016 mailing from SURJ: Stand up for Racial Justice

"SURJ Action is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice." find out more here

We ask every donor to SURJ Action to make a matching gift to a Black-Led racial justice organization... This list was compiled by leadership from the Movement for Black Lives.  We encourage you to give to one or more of the organizations below:

  • Sandra Bland Legal Fund: To support the legal and organizing efforts to bring the officers who killed Sandra Bland to justice.  

  • Black Alliance for Justice Immigration: BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Local BAJI Organizing Committees in New York, Georgia, California and Arizona build coalitions and initiate campaigns among communities to push for racial justice.

  • Black Lives Matter: Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

  • Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity: BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national Leadership Training Program designed to help rebuild Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) social justice infrastructure in order to organize Black communities more effectively and re-center Black leadership in the U.S. social justice movement.

  • Black Youth Project 100: Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a collective focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education.

  • Blackbird: Strategic communications and rapid-response organizing to support Black-led organizing through the Movement for Black Lives.

  • Dignity and Power Now: Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a grassroots organization based in Los Angeles that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities.

  • Hands Up United: Hands Up United is a collective of politically engaged minds building towards the liberation of oppressed Black, Brown and poor people through education, art, civil disobedience, advocacy and agriculture. It is our duty to win and empower our communities so we can continue to build.

  • Million Hoodies Movement for Justice: Million Hoodies for Justice is a national racial justice network that builds the next generation of human rights leaders to end mass criminalization and gun violence.  Million Hoodies organizes students, artists and young people of color in 10+ communities and campuses across the country.  

  • We Dream in Black: We Dream In Black aims to strengthen and expand our base of Black domestic workers and amplify their historical and current contributions to the broader domestic worker movement.  Given the legacy of Black women in domestic work, and the ongoing ways in which race shapes the conditions and experiences of workers, The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) has prioritized building strong organizing projects rooted in Black communities.

  • Organization for Black Struggle: The Organization for Black Struggle was founded in 1980 by activists, students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement. Their mission is to build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.

  • Project South: Project South is a Southern-based leadership development organization that creates spaces for movement building. We work with communities pushed forward by the struggle– to strengthen leadership and to provide popular political and economic education for personal and social transformation.

  • Southerners on New Ground: Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.

And if you want a more comprehensive list and map of Black-led Black Liberation Organizing, follow the link to find this helpful resource put together by Resource Generation.