A massive public demonstration in the streets of New York City on Saturday capped off a week of protests against grand jury verdicts in two high-profile cases, in which unarmed black men were killed by police. The “Millions March” event, which drew an estimated 30,000 participants, according to organizers and the NYPD, stretched back for over a mile, as people decried the acquittals of police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island.
Statement from Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorofChange.org, on today’s non-indictment decision in the death of Eric Garner: With over 900,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.
Barack Obama is calling for a $263m spending package to reform police departments across the country and ensure 50,000 more officers wear body cameras in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, which led to months of protests across the country.
The white Missouri police officer who escaped indictment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August has resigned. The resignation of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown after a street confrontation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, is effective immediately, his lawyer said Saturday. Wilson had been on administrative leave since the shooting.
From coast to coast, demonstrators took to the streets November 25 after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Thousands rallied in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Seattle, where high school students took part in a march. The protests across the U.S. […]
By Allen Jones All across the country on Sunday December 7, 2014, protests denouncing police impunity over their killings of unarmed Black men turned violent. But it is hard to differentiate between those bent on violence amongst the peaceful protesters.The result, racism will continue to be swept under the rug. 1964 city leaders recommended that San […]
Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! President Obama conveyed hopeful remarks on World AIDS Day at George Washington University (GWU) in D.C. by vowing to continue efforts to combat the disease.
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 […]
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