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Wayne Jones, another Black victim of police

June 24, 2015

Martinsburg, W.Va. — On June 12, roughly 80 community members and activists converged on downtown Martinsburg, W.Va., to protest the racist and brutal murder of local resident Wayne Jones. Jones, who was Black, was shot in cold blood by five members of the Martinsburg police force on March [...]

Tribute to an anti-racist fighter and thinker

June 24, 2015

Vince Copeland The first known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. came on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War was over and those who had been enslaved were free. That glorious day became known as Juneteenth. This Juneteenth also [...]

Charleston

June 24, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal Printed from a June 22 audio commentary posted on prisonradio.org. A young white man, barely at the age of his majority, walks into Charleston’s most storied Black church, and before he leaves, a new history is written. Attending the Wednesday night [June 17] Bible study, he sits [...]

No more Dylann Roofs!

June 23, 2015

At Big Bethel AME church in Atlanta. The pastor asked for the banner to be held behind the pulpit during the Friday service honoring those killed in Charleston, S.C.Photo:  @BigBethelAMEC The senseless and unspeakable massacre of nine Black people, ranging in ages from 26 to 87, in an historic [...]

In reaction to racist terror, angry protests erupt across the country

June 23, 2015

Many protests, vigils and marches were held to protest the horrendous massacre of nine Black people in Charleston, S.C., on June 17. Below are reports from activists who participated in a few of them across the country. “Take Down the Flag” rally in Columbia, S.C.WW photo: Bill Starr South [...]

Burning with rage and sadness

June 23, 2015

People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, N.J.WW photo: Anne Pruden Below are excerpts from a talk given by Larry Hales at a Workers World Party forum in New York on June 19. The days since the massacre in Charleston, S.C., remind me of the days before and after Hurricane Katrina struck New [...]

Charleston massacre and the legacy of Denmark Vesey

June 23, 2015

The racist attack on the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was a planned and premeditated assault on the legacy of struggle waged by the African-American people for two centuries in South Carolina. Corporate media reports on the shooting seek to minimize its [...]

Baltimore events focus on Black women and girls’ lives matter!

June 23, 2015

WW photo: Sharon Black Baltimore — On the weekend of June 20-21, a group of primarily Black women, many from the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly and their allies, held a weekend of protests for all the Black women and girl victims of police brutality and racist terror. Led by a group of [...]
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