Hundreds of people from more than two-dozen groups associated with the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) will join thousands around the country in 96 hours of action over the Martin Luther King Weekend, Jan. 16-19.In response [...]
On the eve of a scheduled telephone interview with David Oyelowo (pronounced Oh-yellow-oh), star of “Selma” – the acclaimed Ava Duvernay directed feature film, I pondered what could be made of the few precious minutes [...]
In an unprecedented move, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition brought together 25 tech companies, civil rights organizations, venture capitalists, non-profits, entrepreneurs and U.S. Department of Labor office at Intel in Santa Clara on Dec. [...]
Nearly 800 community members and faith leaders packed into the pews of Third Baptist Church on Sunday to hear remarks from Michael Brown Sr. father of the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson [...]
On Saturday November 15, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and retired State addressed the community at Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall. The lecture series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Merritt [...]
Congressman John Lewis talked about history, freedom and the hope for the future at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco on Saturday Sept. 20. Lewis introduced, “March Book One,” a graphic novel that will [...]
What can you say about tragedy? When it’s imminent, you brace yourself and hope to come out unscathed. In its aftermath, you mourn and, eventually, you move on, healed… but not quite ever the same.
Beginning in December of 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the most important catalysts for radically charging the American civil rights movement. A language arts teacher in Atlanta, Yolanda L. Everett knows that [...]
In 2013, police killed 400 people in the United States. Most died with barely a blip on the world’s screen. Michael Brown’s death was not unique. He was African American, young, male – and unarmed.
City workers were shocked his week when they discovered a noose hanging from a Black worker’s truck. According to city carpenters, they found the noose Wednesday after working overtime. The noose was hanging on a [...]