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NATIONAL STAFF.

Samantha Daley, Development Manager

Samantha Daley is a Jamaican, queer Black feminist whose origins in movement are deeply rooted in Reproductive Justice. Samantha was born and raised in South Florida, and currently resides in Miami. She is passionate about all things that are sex positive, herbalism, and champagne socialism. She is also a co-founder of the Carib Healing Collective which aims to heal and connect the Caribbean diaspora through herbalism, affirmation, and political education of Caribbean legacy in both in-person and on digital platforms. Her passion for working with youth, organizing, and building alternative structures has her excited and ready to build resources as the Development Coordinator for BYP 100. Sam is committed to uplifting sex positivity, writing, and enjoys traveling and crafting to do lists. You can find her building community, twerkin, or jumping on a plane for her next big adventure. Reach out to her at samantha@byp100.org

Hannah Honor, Membership Coordinator

Hannah Imani Honor (she/her/ella) is a social worker, a doula, an educator, an organizer, and a proud Afro-Chicana. Born and raised in Denver, CO, she currently resides in Chicago. Hannah is passionate about working with young folks, particularly Black folx, in working toward liberation in all forms, and is so excited to be BYP100’s Membership Coordinator. She has organized in many facets but loves to work with young people in their identity development and believes that healing practices are critical in organizing work. Hannah is hyper organized and has several planners, loves to read and watch documentaries, and using her KitchenAid mixer to try (and often fail) new recipes. You can reach her at hannah@byp100.org

D’atra “Dee Dee” Jackson, National Director

D’atra “Dee Dee” Jackson (she/her) is an organizer, trainer, big sister, and godmother of four. Born and raised in Southwest Philly, she moved to Durham from Miami. She attended Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black institution for higher learning, where she obtained her B.S. in Recreation & Leisure Management, and Florida International University to obtain her Masters in Recreation and Sports Management. While attending FIU, she became active at the height of the murder of Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman verdict with an organization called Dream Defenders, founding the FIU chapter. Dee Dee is a trainer, leader, and respected party thrower here in Durham. She is currently the Co-Director of Ignite NC, which works with mostly Black, mostly queer, young organizers across to state to shift the culture of organizing in North Carolina.

 

She is also Co-Founder of the Durham Chapter of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100). Dee Dee has had her hand in efforts and actions such as bringing Participatory Budgeting to Durham, #DurhamBeyondPolicing, Justice for Reefa campaign, Black Mama’s/Black August Bail Outs, and some that shouldn’t be named. She is an aspiring movement DJ, named DJ MerQueen Gangsta for the Revolution. She is moving through the world with Libra sun, Aquarius rising, and Taurus moon. Contact: datra@byp100.org

 

Nhawndie Smith, Organizing Director

Nhawndie is a young Black, gender-fluid Carebear that deeply loves their people. They are from many homes across the South & currently reside in the "Bull City" Durham, North Carolina. Nhawndie entered movement during the emergence of the Movement for Black Lives. Through this movement network & the leadership within it they grew as a student of the Black Radical Tradition. They are committed to a Black Queer Feminist praxis that stewards the leadership of more resilient strategists throughout our organizing ecosystems. You can link with them at nhawndie@byp100.org

Nzinga West, Managing Director

Nzinga West is a Black mama, auntie, and lover/ally of young people. She currently serves as the Managing Director for BYP100 where she is excited to community build with some of the most brilliant Black minds EVER. Nzinga is a pragmatic dreamer who believes that to truly thrive, we must honor all aspects of who we are, while respecting the lived experiences of those in our village. She is a Cancer and like all good crabs, ruled by the moon. Hit her up at nzinga@byp100.org

Dannie Ransom, Digital Organizing Manager

Dannie (they/them) is a non-binary Black queer feminist organizer, comms enthusiast, and learning abolitionist based in Chicago, IL. Dannie has been in these streets fighting for improved material conditions of their community in various states across the country. At the HBCU they graduated from, they became grounded in and radicalized by what it means to #FreeEmAll. They worked diligently to fight, petition, and demand the release of wrongfully convicted Black people in Winston Salem, NC. 

Dannie has co-Founded the Black Birth Justice Forum in Chicago, IL, a team of birth workers that challenged and co-authored legislation to expand equitable access to doulas in Illinois. Dannie now serves on the communications team, where they lead digital organizing strategy and support the members of BYP100. Signs: Gemini sun, Scorpio moon. Reach out to Dannie at Dannie@byp100.org. You can reach them at dannie@byp100.org

Azzan Quick, Digital Media Productions Associate

Azzan Quick (he/they) is an independent filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist based in Durham, NC. He graduated from North Carolina Central University and is a documentary arts certificate recipient from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. After graduating from NCCU, Azzan began documenting movement work for various organizations, including BYP100. He creates films screened at festivals and used as political education tools that center the experiences of Black trans people and Black organizers. He now works with the communications team to produce video/photo content that will help spread our message and grow our base. Azzan is a Cancer sun, Leo rising, and Aquarius moon, and yes, it's as complicated as it sounds. Hit him up at azzan@byp100.org

Kwyn Riley, Communications Associate

Kwyn is a Scorpio, middle child, queer, Jesus-kid, from the Southside of Chicago. Her relationship with movement work began on campus at the University of Dayton where she organized protests, die-in's and mobilized the university to celebrate Black History Month. Because of her efforts, the university has increased enrollment of Black students and prioritizes the social health of the Black population. The university also praised her actions through accolades. After graduating, she moved back home, where she became a member of the #LetUsBreathe Collective and the Chicago chapter of the BYP100. She also launched her nonprofit, The Underrep'd, an organization for black college students who attend predominantly white institutions. Kwyn's written two books of poetry. Now, she works for BYP100, handling internal and external communications. Hit her up at kwyn@byp100.org

Noelle Folden-McDowell, Finance and Operations Assistant

Noelle is an Accounting/Finance Superstar with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is dedicated to the mission of creating equality for black folks, where we all have a seat at the table. While working, her music playlist can bounce around with little trap music mixed with neo-soul, a touch of gospel, old school R&B and Rap, and maybe even a little country. You can reach out to her at noelle@byp100.org

Taylor Money-Worthy, Executive Assistant

Taylor money-worthy (they/them) is a student, dreamer, and a community organizer dedicated to the liberation of all oppressed people. A Pisces with Capricorn heavy placements, Taylor loves to spend their time with family and friends by the water. Taylor is currently Executive Assistant to the National Director and coordinates BYP100's Healing and Safety work. Contact them at taylor@byp100.org

Tynetta Hill Muhammad, Chicago Chapter Organizer

Tynetta (she/they) is a Black, Aquarius, Non-Binary, self-proclaimed southern belle originally from all over the south and living in Chicago for over eight years. They are interested in Food Sovereignty, Transformative Justice, and Public Health organizing initiatives. She is currently the Chapter Organizer of BYP100 Chicago (the best city in the States) and loves good vegan food! She works within multiple organizing spaces across Chicago and emphasizes the importance of international and intentional movement spaces. She truly believes in the power of people's narratives in creating an organizing vision for the future. They teach Stop The Bleed and Street Medic Trainings when they aren't working at the University of Chicago emergency room! They also work with Project NIA and Interrupting Criminalization for multiple small projects! Inspired by collective power and popular education practices, they constantly strive to be accountable to themselves and their community! Reach out to Tynetta via email at tynetta@byp100.org

Darializa Avila Chevalier, New York Chapter Organizer

You can contact Darializa at darializa@byp100.org