Why I, A Black Queer Trans Man am Voting November 6th

By Simba Woodard Too many times I, and anyone like me, have been counted out. Counted out of love, out of voice, out of rights. My skin, my identity, my very being has been treated as less than. There are too many stories that go unheard, too many bodies forgotten. There has been injustice raiding…

Support Community Oversight

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT IN NASHVILLE.  For the last year, Black Lives Matter Nashville (BLMN), as an organizational member of the Community Oversight Now Coalition, has been working diligently to win community oversight in Nashville. Jocques Clemmons’ death in February 2017 has reignited a fire among Nashvillians who want to see…

“Where Do We Go From Here?” A People’s Town Hall

Cuts to Metro General Hospital? Gentrification of our communities? Lack of Police accountability and a community overusing board? 5.4 Billion tax for light rail?…we need to turn the spotlight back on our communities. Join Pathe Nashville and the Community Oversight Now Coalition this Sunday to learn how all these issues are connected and how we…

Statement on White Supremacist Rallies in Shelbyville & Murfreesboro

Statement on White Supremacist Rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro This weekend, white supremacist groups will host rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro. While Black Lives Matter Nashville (BLMN) understands why it is important to counter-protest these types of gatherings, BLMN will not participate in any counter-protest. We believe that gatherings of neo-nazis and klansmen like these…

Rest In Power: Jocques Scott Clemmons

Tonight we lift up the name JOCQUES SCOTT CLEMMONS of Nashville who was shot and killed by police today in Cayce Homes. All too often, traffic stops end up deadly for black people #DrivingWhileBlack. A passed stop sign yields flashing blue lights and our hearts race as our palms begin to sweat and fear kicks in,…