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Black Lives Matter Activists To Hold First Black National Convention

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Black Lives Matter activists are holding their first Black National Convention.

The virtual event Friday will adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reform. The gathering follows the Democratic and Republican party conventions, which lay out starkly different visions for America. The Black National Convention will include ratification of a Black political agenda, and is being organized by the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations.