Black Bill of Rights
The Black Bill of Rights is a template designed for community action and input meant to eradicate the discriminatory policies and practices faced by people of African descent and/or the African Diaspora within the United States. While this set of documents focuses on policing, the template is designed to be used by Black community leaders to address disparities in every aspect of Black life
Designed as a conceptual framework to empower Black communities nationwide, the Black Bill of Rights can be applied to any facet of life in which the “two Americas” model operates. The template can be used to address systemic racism in every foundational system that makes up American society 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.