Black Bill of Rights
The Black Bill of Rights is a template for community action and input to eradicate the discriminatory policies and practices that impede the freedom and opportunity of Black people and people of the African Diaspora within the United States. Currently, this set of documents focuses most on policing because of the urgent need to save lives by changing policing, but collectively we can build out the Black Bill of Rights for Black community leaders to address disparities in every aspect of Black life including healthcare, education, economic development and security, and more.
THE BLACK BILL OF RIGHTS ARTICLES FOR POLICING HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL PROGRAMS, POLICIES, AND LEGISLATIVE MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED NATIONWIDE:
This moment demands bold action in charting a path to a genuinely equitable future.
We can rebuild America to include Black Americans at every level – but we must work together.
The Black Bill of Rights is a campaign that was created by Activism Articulated founders Darcy Totten and Jasper James. In collaboration with activists, lawyers, policymakers, and families who have lost loved ones at the hand of the police across the nation, the platform integrates their feedback and expertise with the recommendations found in the 2019 California Department of Justice Use of Force Policies and Procedures Report. Funds contributed to the Black Bill of Rights support the technical assistance, ongoing research, and regular updates necessary to identify ongoing legislation and community solutions that will end the perpetual undermining of constitutional rights and protection in all forms for Black and Brown people nationwide.