Washington, D.C., November 24, 2014- Following today’s decision by the St. Louis County grand jury in the investigation of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, a coalition of national civil and human rights groups issued the following joint statement: National civil […]
The Midwestern U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding areas are bracing for more protests after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August.
Washington, D.C. – The National Black Justice Coalition’s (NBJC) Executive Director & CEO, Sharon Lettman-Hicks, released the following statement in response to the Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014: “I speak as a Black mother of a Black toddler […]
Washington, DC – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley issued the following statement in reaction to the Ferguson Grand Jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting.
As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time’s spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. But I also reflect on the holiday as a time of remembrance – historical and familial.
By Allen Jones Recently, I viewed this 6:42 minute YouTube video of a 21-year-old Black man proclaiming in a Christian church event that, he, no longer like ” mens….” as he put it. I shook my head with immediate skepticism. Then, I rolled my eyes when he continued to proclaim he no longer desired to […]
Homophobia is still with us 60 years after the death of Alan Turing. To combat it, education against all prejudice should be a mandatory subject in every school.
The Church Of God In Christ (COGIC), a Pentecostal Christian denomination whose parishioners number in the millions around the world, held its 107th Holy Convocation Convention in St. Louis last week, for an estimated 30,000 attendees.
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