Category Archives: FRN Blog

Blog posts from FRN Founder Leslie MacFadyen

FRN Must List 10/08/15


#WomensFreedomFriday Live Tweet – Violence Against Women of Color – 10/2/15

Stop Police Brutality Panel – Columbia School of Social Work – 10/7/2015

bell hooks + Kevin Powell – Black Masculinity: Threat or Threatened – The New School – 10/6/15 Continue reading FRN Must List 10/08/15

FRN Must List – 9-1-2015


Black man pulled over by white police officer for “making direct eye contact with him” – The David Pakman Show – 8/25/2015


29 Portraits That Prove Afropunk Is The Move Stylist Festival On Earth – Fader  by Liza Raiss – Photos by Natalie Keyssar

Meet One of the Women Who Created a Black Lives Matter Textbook for Middle Schoolers – Pacific Standard – by Francie Diep – 8/27/2015

In Chicago, hunger strikers fight for a high school – The Washington Post – by Lyndsey Layton – 8/26/2015

Continue reading FRN Must List – 9-1-2015

FRN Must List – #GulfSouthRising Special Edition


New Orleans’ Recovery From Hurricane Katrina Leaves Some Behind – NBC News

An Unequal Recovery in New Orleans: Racial Disparities Grow in City 10 Years After Katrina


10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren’t On – Colorlines by Rosana Cruz – Graphics by Aura Bogado

Two Sides to the Katrina recovery: one black, one white – separate and unequal – The LENS – 8.28.2015

“We Lost My Grand Mother In The Storm. I don’t Mean She Passes, We Lost Her” – Refiner29 – 8.28.2015

Continue reading FRN Must List – #GulfSouthRising Special Edition

#M4BL Media Round Up

I was blessed to be on the planning team for the recent Movement for Black Lives Convening – held July 24-26 in Cleveland, OH. Below are some of the many articles related to the Convening.

The Movement for Black Lives Convening – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH

Strange Fruit Podcast: Police Violence, and the Movement for Black Lives Convening

Black Love Matters by Mark Winston Griffith

Black Lives Convening: A pivotal moment for liberation

#M4BL Convening 2015: Just What We Needed

Thousands of ‘freedom fighters’ in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference