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Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson


Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson, Uncle Bobby X, is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police violence in America. After his nephew, Oscar Grant was murdered by a Bart police officer in 2009, Cephus has founded four grassroots social justice organizations, the Oscar Grant Foundation, Love Not Blood Campaign, California Families United 4 Justice, and a National Families United 4 Justice Network- a growing nationwide collective of families impacted by police violence. Cephus has received many prestigious awards for his social justice police accountability work, In 2019 Cephus received The Black Panther Party Community Award, Oakland City Council Commendation Award, the Oakland City Council Resolution for innovation, groundbreaking work, promoting positive change and uplift for the city of Oakland in the field of Social Justice, including the 2019 Frontline Warriors Keepers Award, The Dick Gregory Award 2018, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) Award 2017, The Fannie Lou Hamer Award 2016, The Hero of Forgiveness Award 2016, The Henry Moskowitz Award 2015, The Kwame Ture Black Star of Labor Award 2015, The Black Organizing Project Award 2014, The Martin Luther King Jr Gene Young Award 2014, and many others. He has served as a leading expert on the creation of the National Impacted Families Movement of police murder.

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