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Meet Maraky, BAJI’s LA organizer

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Black communities have been hit hardest with little to no systematic support. Although many grassroots efforts emerged and were life-affirming, when grave illness hits, you’re forced to turn to the systems that fail you. At BAJI, I have found what it means to love and care for all Black people.

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When we see police, we see deportations

The disproportionate representation of Black immigrants in deportation systems is a result of the same racist policing of communities that are rooted in slavery and continue to harm African Americans. The reality is that racial profiling and policing funnels Black immigrants into the criminal legal system resulting in deportations.

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