Our Story

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside" - Maya Angelou

Black folks have told stories forever as a way to stay connected, and pass down traditions and lessons, to heal.  There is power in our stories, taking the narrative back from the many false stories that are used to manipulate minds and dehumanize our community.  Telling our story is a way that we reclaim our power, push against old frameworks, and create real change.  Our stories free ourselves, inspire others, and lets us understand that we are not alone in the fight.

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Timeline of Transformation

A Look at BOP’s Campaign to Abolish Police in Oakland Schools