Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor... is a writer, public speaker and activist in Chicago. She writes on Black politics, housing inequality, and issues of race and class in the United States. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, New Politics, The Black Commentator, Gaper’s Block, Ms. magazine among other publications. She will be Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University in September 2014.
She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
"COVID-19 & the Black Community"
On June 2, 2020 2:00 pm, 215 People’s Alliance, the Office of Councilmember Brooks and WURD cohost "COVID-19 & the Black Community: Why Philly Needs a Black Stimulus".
- Amadee Braxton (host, WURD) – moderator
- Kendra Brooks (Councilmember At-Large) – focus on Black essential workers’ rights and City budget
- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Author, Race for Profit, Assistant Professor, Princeton University) – focus on structural critique/big picture
- Munira Edens and her son (One PA Organizer) –focus on Black parent/student experience/education
- Jennifer Graham (Essential Worker)
- Shelah Mcmillan (Nurse)
- Chenjerai Kumanyika (215 People’s Alliance Steering Committee Member, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University) – focus on impact of austerity on Black communities, defines Black Stimulus
- Rasheedah Phillips (Senior Advocate Resources and Training Attorney, Shriver Center on Poverty Law) –focus on housing, race, and poverty
- Isaiah Thomas (Councilmember At-Large) –focus on Black youth
- Maurice Moe Mitchell (Working Families Party, National Director) –focus on national scale and importance of voting for Black community/tie-in to election day
Fight for Racial and Economic Justice
The Fight for Racial and Economic Justice: A Virtual Discussion with Darrick Hamilton, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Symone Baptiste, Olufẹemi Taiwo, and Bianca Cunningham. Wednesday, December 16th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT.
Movement for Black Lives Reparations Toolkit
The "primary authors" of the Movement for Black Lives Reparations toolkit were Andrea Ritchie, Deirdre Smith, Janetta Johnson, Jumoke Ifetayo, Marbre Stahly-Butts, Mariame Kaba, Montague Simmons, Nkechi Taifa, Rachel Herzing, Richard Wallace, and Taliba Obuya.
- We are also grateful for the vision, support, research, design, and feedback provided by Iman Young, Ash-Lee Henderson, Gina Clayton-Johnson, Karl Kumodzi, Morathi Adams, Mark Anthony Clayton-Johnson, Monifa Bandele, Thenjiwe Tameika McHarris, Mariame Kaba, Anneke Dunbar-Gronke, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ky’eisha Penn, Micah Wiedemann, Justin Hansford, Leigh Goodmark, Joy Dodge, Dominique Zenani Barron, and Emma Toju Anna Uwejoma.
Black Radical Congress
Left Forum 2015
Building the Black Lives Matter Movement: Assessments and Perspectives
- Akua Ofori, Chair Millions March NYC, International Socialist Organization
- Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor
- Cid Nichols Millions March NYC
- Danette Chavis .Founder, National Action Against Police Brutality
- Alicia Garza #BlackLivesMatter
Left Forum 2016
- Women of America: we're going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power... The ‘lean-in’ variety of feminism won’t defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99% will. On 8 March we will take to the streets.
- The massive women’s marches of 21 January may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our view, it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies. We also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights....
- Let us join together on 8 March to strike, walk out, march and demonstrate. Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism – a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.
Criminal justice reform roundtable
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was live. May 4, 2018.
HAPPENING NOW: Criminal justice reform roundtable with Sen. Sanders, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Premal Dharia, director of litigation at Civil Rights Corps, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, live from Philadelphia.
- Freedom Summit 2014 speakers list
- https://m4bl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Reparations-Now-Toolkit-FINAL.pdf Movement for Black Lives Reparations Now Toolkit (accessed Sept 23 2020)]