Melina Abdullah

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Melina Abdullah is Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She was among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter in 2013 and continues to serve as a Los Angeles chapter lead and contributes to the national leadership.  She is co-host and co-producer of the weekly radio program Beautiful Struggle which airs on KPFK.  Melina is originally from Oakland, California.  She is a single “soccer mama” of three children and resides in Mid-City Los Angeles.