Why Black Lives Matter (Too)

why-blm2-cover-image  The Black Lives Matter movement evolved as a protest against police brutality against unarmed black men. This book extends beyond police brutality to revolutionize the national conversation about racial injustice and inequality and advocate for freedom and justice for all black Americans. We are the voices for equality. Recognizing that the fight for social justice and equality is bigger than any one person and that there is room for diverse talents and expertise of anyone who is committed to freedom, this multi-contributor anthology addresses a range of hot-button issues and racial disparities that disproportionately impact the black community. This is a call to action that will challenge you to confront your long-held values and beliefs about black lives and confront your own white privilege and fragility as you examine racial justice and equality in a revolutionary way.

All proceeds benefit The Sentencing Project, a non-profit organization advocating for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system.

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Call for Submissions


I am pleased to announce my next collaborative book project, “Why Black Lives Matter (Too): YouthSpeak” and invite young people—ages 13-28—to put your skills to work and engage creative expression as you advocate for racial justice and equality.

Book contributions can be submitted in the form of original writing (personal or narrative essay or poetry) or original artwork. This is an opportunity to articulate why Black lives matter in your own voice, influence future generations, and publish in the process.

If you are a youth—or an adult who has youth in your sphere of influence— who would like to participate in this project, please contact me immediately via e-mail at mcanty@merrillca.com for additional information. Meanwhile, feel free to share with your networks.