During the morning rush hour in Downtown San Francisco, a powerful group of Black women shut down the financial district. Tonight in New York City, there is a vigil for families of the women who have received far less attention from media on their murders. These coordinated demonstrations are in direct response to The Black Youth Project‘s (BYP) call to action, taking place in over 17 cities across the country.

These demonstrations are  meant to address the violence against Black women and reinforce a  often forgotten truth:  Black women’s bodies are NOT for consumption or commodification.

View the powerful pictures from around the country below:




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