Black Lives Matter in Poughkeepsie


The rally on Sunday, July10, 2016 in Poughkeepsie, NY
was organized by members of Black Lives Matter and
End the New Jim Crow http://www.enjan.org

Video of Hudson Event


HUDSON-More than 200 people gathered to listen to speakers in front of the Columbia County Courthouse Tuesday evening at a vigil for the recent police killings of black men.

HUDSON-More than 200 people gathered to listen to speakers in front of the Columbia County Courthouse Tuesday evening at a vigil for the recent police killings of black men.

Surveillance of people of color

Working to expose surveillance of Black Lives Matter

Last week CCR and Color of Change filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security seeking documents about the apparently coordinated local, state, and federal surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists protesting the senseless killings of predominantly Black people by police forces nationwide – a crisis that continues unabated as demonstrated last week by the brutal execution-style shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Our intent is to use the FOIA to expose the widespread and systemic nature of the surveillance of activists seeking to hold the police and government to account and, in the words of Color of Change’s Brandi Collins “to inform the public narrative around what surveillance actually looks like for people of color.” Read the rest of Brandi’s powerful guest blog, “To be Black is to be Surveilled” on The Daily Outrage.

'She was making her stand'


Photo which shows Iesha L Evans standing still in the face of two Louisiana state troopers in riot gear has drawn comparisons to other historic protest images.


Join us Sunday, July 10th at 7:00PM

Join us Sunday, July 10th at 7:00PM for a vigil for #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile .

A time to mourn our fallen brothers, support each other, and call for justice.
#blacklivesmatter

Bring candles if you have them. 

We will be in the empty lot on Main Street in Poughkeepsie near the corner of Market and Main.

Vigil on Thu, July 7 in Kingston

There is a vigil for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both killed by police, tonight in Kingston at 7 pm, on the corner of Broadway and Grand Street.