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: https://twitter.com/brownblaze/status/601428741223358464 https://twitter.com/blackoutcollect/status/601416606166593537 https://twitter.com/HalfAtlanta/status/601502809511612417 https://twitter.com/BaySolidarity/status/601397128921939969 https://twitter.com/KeeganNYC/status/601461776996171776 https://twitter.com/teabreakfast/status/601447624441405440 https://twitter.com/keenblackgirl/status/601545482821767170 https://twitter.com/BYP_100/status/601406032087281664

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