Black Futures Lab, A RET Partner


The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into constituencies that change the way power operates—locally, statewide and nationally. The problems facing our communities are complex—the solutions require experimentation, innovation and political power. We deserve a government  that represents us, policies that improve our lives, and politics that reflect our lives.

Is This The Same Thing As #BlackLivesMatter? 

Black Futures Lab founder, Alicia Garza, helped create Black Lives Matter in 2013. We are a proud supporter of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and a proud supporter of the powerful Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country that have come together to articulate a common vision and agenda.  We believe in the power of Black people to change our own conditions and support BLM’s goals to “support the development of new Black leaders, as well as to create a network where Black people feel empowered to determine our destinies in our communities.”

The Black Futures Lab is focused on collaborating with Black people, Black elected officials, and Black community-based organizations to build political and legislative power in order to get us closer to having the communities and political power we deserve.

Black Futures Lab Media and News: 

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What Matters Most to Black Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Americans

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30,000 Respondents Offer a Complex Picture of Race and Gender With Serious Implications for the 2020 Election

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Black Census Project Shows You Cant Take Black Voters for Granted