Fighting for:
Our LandOur People
Our Community

Our Current Work

Go to Our Schools

Our Schools

Our work to win Restorative Justice and dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Miami-Dade Schools

Go to Our Communities

Our Communities

Role in forming the Miami Committee on State Violence, a collaborative South Florida rapid-response team committed to ending state violence

Go to Black Girls Matter

Black Girls Matter

Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition is seeking to address the many dangerous odds facing young women of color in America.

Our Staff

James Lopez

Executive Director
James Lopez is an Afro-Latino native of Rochester, New York. James graduated from the University of Buffalo where he earned his degree in Psychology and African American Studies. James began organizing through legal advocacy while working with the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau in Buffalo. Read More

Brax Tinkler, MSW

Operations & Development Coordinator
Prior to becoming the Operations and Development Coordinator at Power U in January of 2017, Brittany worked, organized and volunteered in several non-profits in Florida, North Carolina and Texas. Read More

Kera Carr

Young Parent Organizer
Kera is a leader, poet, and mobilizes young parents in Miami. In 2015, Kera joined Power U and has been a freedom fighter ever since. Read More

Keno Walker

Youth Organizer
Keno is a Miami native and has been an active freedom fighter in his community since he was thirteen years old.Read More

Mako Carr

Youth Organizer
Mako Carr was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Mako is a graduate of Miami North Western Senior High school. He joined Power U in 2012 where he became very active and engaged in restorative justice organizing. Read More

Mariama Gregory

Communications Coordinator
Mariama Gregory is a Digital Media Strategist and Communications Specialist with an established history of working within the communications industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Baltimore in 2013. Read More

Jabari Mickles

Community Organizer
Jabari Mickles is a Community Organizer for Power U. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan and comes from a union labor family. Jabari started his organizing efforts with Dream Defenders in 2012, several months after the organization started.Read More

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