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Black Lives Convening: A pivotal moment for liberation

July 31, 2015

Cleveland — From July 24 to July 26, over 1,500 registered Black activists and organizers from all over the U.S., Canada and even the Caribbean converged in Cleveland for the 2015 Movement for Black Lives National Convening. In addition to police terror and state violence, pertinent issues [...]

Memphis cops kill Black youth, protests follow

July 31, 2015

By Brent Ford The following is a guest article submitted by a political activist in Memphis, Tenn. July 22 — Darrius Stewart, 19, of Memphis was gunned down by Memphis police Officer Connor Schilling on July 17. According to the police and a video shot by a bystander, Schilling, white, pulled [...]

New York march demands justice for Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman

July 29, 2015

On July 22, the New York City Chapter of the Peoples Power Assemblies held a spirited rally and march in solidarity with Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman. The PPA demanded justice for these sisters’ deaths. The two Black women had both been found dead by hanging, in Texas and Alabama jail cells [...]

Activist in Freddie Grey uprising acquitted

July 29, 2015

Morgan Malachi, one of hundreds of activists facing charges for having protested the Baltimore police killing of Freddie Grey, won an innocent verdict on July 23 in front of three dozen supporters from the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic and [...]

Detroit protest says: ‘End forced removals of African Americans!’

July 29, 2015

The corporate media claim that Detroit is being revitalized. A rally and march at Hart Plaza on the Detroit River and at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (City Hall) on July 21 exposed this false narrative. The city emerged from a contrived finan­cial emergency and forced bankruptcy late in [...]

Oakland, Calif., vigil for Sandra Bland

July 29, 2015

Over a hundred people gathered at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland, Calif., on July 24 for a “Say Her Name” vigil for the murder of Sandra Bland and countless others. Convened by the Ella Baker Center, it was organized as a speakout against state violence. After introductory remarks and poetry by [...]

BLACK WOMEN’S LIVES MATTER

July 28, 2015

JUSTICE FOR SANDRA BLAND! As we go to press, Sandra Bland’s funeral on July 25 was attended by hundreds of people in Lisle, Ill., a Chicago suburb.  In her remarks, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, urged people to continue to demand justice for her daughter on social media.   Since the death [...]

Kindra Chapman: #Fight4HerName

July 28, 2015

In Alabama and nationwide, protests continue against the death in police custody of Kindra Darnell Chapman, a Black teenager who died in Homewood City Jail on July 14 under suspicious circumstances. The Homewood police allege Chapman committed suicide after being arrested, but major discrepancies [...]

$15 per hour, what’s next?

July 28, 2015

From coast to coast, momentum continues to build behind the struggle of low-wage workers fighting for $15 per hour and a union, an effort which began nearly three years ago. The week of July 20 was marked by several major victories for this movement. On July 21, Los Angeles County approved a $15 [...]
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