Following the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. in August 2014, the nation turned its attention to Ferguson, Missouri. Now, some four years later, while many have gone on to solidify themselves as mouthpieces for social justice movements, and the cameras and celebrities have left, Ferguson residents remain to continue the work of Black Liberation. These are a few of them. To read more about the participants, scroll down.Give Black Day is an annual effort by the Black Giving Fund, an emerging collective that provides direct monetary support to Black organizers, activists, content creators, and social entrepreneurs. Last year, hundreds of you gave over $6,000 for Black organizers. We hope you do the same this year.
All monies raised will be split equally between the following recipients including the Black Giving Fund, to allow us to support Black folk in 2019 in a sustainable and transparent way.
Professional trainer and motivational speaker fighting for the liberation of Black women through an anti-racist and anti-capitalist world view. Brianna advocates for total health and encourages the building of generational wealth for Black people across the diaspora.Diamond Latchison
: Born and raised in Saint Louis, Diamond was a part of the Ferguson Uprising after the killing of Michael Brown Jr. They are currently attending Washington University in Saint Louis majoring in African-American Studies and Drama.Hannibal Bkarca:
As a brutha born and raised in St. Louis, standing with the comrades I made during our uprising me realize just how fragile our safety & security is. I've been doing what I can to alleviate that.Jacqui Bolden:
A non-binary St. Louisian who was involved in the Ferguson uprising since 2014. They are currently an entrepreneur, building both a fashion line that was recently featured in the Walk This Way Magazine Fashion Show, as well as a St. Louis based production company that will provide opportunities to young Black writers, producers, and actors around the St. Louis area.Joshua Williams:
Ferguson activist currently incarcerated for his heroism. His portion will go directly to his state hostage account.Taylor Payne:
Ferguson activist, organizer, and artist building community in St. Louis. She is the Co Founder of The Yarn Mission, a Black women lead anti-racist and anti-patriarchal organization.Tory Russell:
Organizer with The International Black Freedom Alliance or TheIBFA, a Pan African collective that organizes without boarders to bring forth Liberation through an Alliance of Local Organizing. We are a result of a challenge from our elders to build an organization that could bring forth Freedom in our lifetime after the rebellions in Ferguson, West Africa and elsewhere.One other participant will remain anonymous for reasons that are their own.