A Look Back At The 2020 Black National Convention Is The Motivation We Need Heading Into #BlackNovember

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Just months ahead of the most historic election in modern history, and just days following the Democratic and Republican conventions, Black voices have become more important than ever. America is bracing for an election that will decide everything from who runs local law enforcement agencies to the next leader of the free world. Making a comprehensive Black agenda even more crucial for those seeking the support of Black voters. 

In an effort to energize, inform and mobilize the community, on August 28th, the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC) was held through a four-hour live stream hosted by the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Electoral Justice Project, which was created in 2017 to build political power in Black communities around the nation, and to provide a political home for Black people who have never felt valued by either party. Drawing inspiration from the inaugural BNC held in Gary, Indiana in 1972, the BNC was designed to help shape Black policy through a series of discussions, performances, and more. 

“About 90 percent of the BNC is made up of local organizers, and we commissioned a host of Black filmmakers and Black creatives to produce a program that we knew…



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