In a time where unconstitutional and violent orders like the #MuslimBan are the daily occurrence, it’s important to lift up the people and organizations who have continuously been on the frontlines of this work. In this rerun special for Black History Month, we revisit Laura’s interview with Opal Tometi, a Black feminist writer, communications strategist, cultural organizer, and co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter Network. She is also executive director of the US’ leading Black organization for immigrant rights, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Plus, a look back at our BLM coverage in Ferguson and Balitmore. And an F-Word from Laura on taking a breath in the midst of panic, to recollect, and then, organize.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at or via Twitter @GRITlaura.