Shout Outs to Bolders

BOLD alumni are making their mark throughout the country. Their collective impact is felt in areas as diverse as climate justice, gender rights, and food justice, as they bring national attention to the intersections of …

[Book Review] Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

As long as Blackness remains under psychic assault due to a heritage of racism in the United States, confronting fear will be critical to Black liberation. In her new book, Breathe: A Letter to My …

The Oppositional Consciousness Of Those At The Margin

If we are going to talk about leadership equity, we must first discuss how inequity is established and maintained. Oppression and inequity are sustained and advanced by controlling economic and political systems, access to education, …

Black August Haiku Poems

“Black magic is how we can throw our heads back and still laugh in the midst Pain transformed into punchlines, music, power and back to tears once more”

BOLD’s Longitudinal Study: TRANSFORMING ORGANIZING

BOLD's longitudinal study by our evaluator Zuri Murphy is a deep-dive in the application of BOLD's approaches to transformational leadership. It tracks 12 BOLD alumni across seven states and explores how training impacts relationships, personal …

Our North Star: Reaffirming BOLD’s Roots and Purpose

Since its launch, BOLD has trained over 400 Black organizers from more than 115 base-building organizations and alliances. Throughout this eight-year journey, our “North Star” has always mirrored the light that guided Harriet Tubman, a …

Amandla! Creating Modern Maroon Spaces

In today’s politically challenging environment for Black movement building, cultivating maroon space is just as vital liberation work. In three of BOLD’s Amandla! Organizing Trainings this spring, BOLD’s experienced trainers invited emerging organizers to embody …

Jonathan Stith: A BOLD Journey

We invited Jonathan Stith, BOLD’s newest staff member to reflect on his trajectory with BOLD and share his vision in this new role as BOLD’s first National Organizer. Check it out -- and help us …