Black Women’s Blueprint

We are highlighting this organization because it engages in a “community justice”-oriented approach to political change.


Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization whose purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equality in American society. They work to develop a culture where women of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. They engage in progressive research, historical documentation, support movement building and organize on social justice issues steeped in the struggles of Black women within their communities and within dominant culture.

Example of their community justice framework:

We believe that Black women are the experts on their own lives. We identify problems in our communities and find innovative solutions to solve them by equipping impacted communities to source and share their own stories. We encourage communities to collect and evaluate their own data and to use this information to synthesize new languages of violence and resistance that can be harnessed to build collective power and shift policy.

Types of programs and projects:

  • A Truth Commission, which organizes monthly teach-ins using film, theater and other art
  • Monthly member meetings – intentional Black healing spaces
  • MamaBlack Blog – analysis and breaking news by global Black women feminists and womanists
  • Workshops and webinars
  • Human rights advocacy

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