As a black-owned & operated publication, the very core of our existence at Risk has been to empower, amplify, and spread the voices, messages, and imagery of those who have often felt silenced & unheard. We are enraged by the senseless acts of police brutality that have gone overlooked, most recently with the deaths of #GeorgeFloyd, #AhmaudArbery, and #BreonnaTaylor, who was shot 8 times and killed on March 13th by Louisville PD.
This is a time for action. Our team has been putting forth efforts personally and collectively to advocate for change in their communities & across the nation. We challenge you to take part in the fight for equality in some type of way.
BLACK-LED LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS
LBGTQ people are three times more likely to be jailed. At risk of abuse, many can't afford bail. We get them out.
We're raising money for transgender youth in New Orleans to get their name/gender markers updated, expungement costs, & immigration attorney fees covered to help strengthen our communities for the fight ahead in the next 4 years!
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO
Official memorial fund of George Floyd.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a community based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot post bail.
The official #BlackLivesMatterGlobal Network builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe.
The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices.
Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the community.
PETITIONS TO SIGN