Tag Archives: Michael Brown

OP-ED: Police Reform Now: The State of Emergency in our Precincts

by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League     “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles [...]
Panelists Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, Paul Henderson, John Burris and Adante Pointer address questions during the Save Our Sons event.

“It Is Critical That We All Become Our Brother’s Keeper,” Say Speakers at Covenant Worship Center

On the day set aside to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 400 people packed into the sanctuary of Covenant Worship Center in Berkeley to both celebrate the day and to talk about securing [...]
Shabaka Henley, Delroy Lindo, and Danny Glover perform a scene from August Wilson's "Joe Turner Come and Gone" at a rally to save Marcus Books on Saturday, December 13. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Delroy Lindo, John Burris Rally for Marcus Books

Rallying to support Marcus Books – Oakland’s historic African American bookstore – Delroy Lindo hosted the “Black Men Speak” series last Saturday with Danny Glover, Shabaka Henley, and John Burris at the Heart & Soul [...]
Pastor Michael McBride speaks over the crowd as they staged a die-in on University Ave. in Berkeley symbolizing the fight against police brutality and injustice in the killings of unarmed Black men. Photo by Laura Wong.

Berkeley Churches March Together for “Black Lives Matter Sunday”

A large group of community members and faith leaders marched down University Avenue in Berkeley on Dec. 14 – recognized as “Black Lives Matter Sunday” in churches across the country – with signs that read, [...]
Donning shirts that read, "Black Lives Matter," Alameda County Public Defenders held a rally today and observed four and a half minutes of silence outside the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to honor the life of Michael Brown. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Alameda County Public Defenders Rally for “Black Lives Matter”

Attorneys in the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office held a rally on Thursday outside of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Michael Brown Sr., speaking, and Rev. Amos Brown, Third Baptist Church (second from left).

Michael Brown Sr. Tells SF: “Stand strong and fight.” Mike Brown’s father speaks at Third Baptist and Mission High

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 [...]
Maria Moore spoke on the use of excessive force against protesters by Berkeley police at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Her sister Kayla, an African American transgender schizophrenic woman, died in police custody in 2013 after friends had called for help due to Moore’s bizarre, but not threatening, behavior.

Berkeley Council Hears Police Abuse Claims, Fails to Act

By Judith Scherr More than 100 people came to a raucous Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday to vent their anger at what they said was police use of excessive force at Dec. 6 protests against [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Schools’ Superintendent Calls on Educators to Understand the “Urgency of Now”

Oakland Unified School District’s new superintendent Antwan Wilson has released a statement urging educators to look at how their work will be affected by the “Black Lives Matter” movement that is sweeping the country. “E