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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 crating 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.