Tag: protests

American flag soaked in black blood

American flag soaked in black blood

| October 13, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? […]

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Building movement to fight extremism

Building movement to fight extremism

| February 23, 2017

By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the […]

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Facing ‘trial of strength in the streets,’ crisis grows for Congo’s Kabila

Facing ‘trial of strength in the streets,’ crisis grows for Congo’s Kabila

| December 20, 2016

(GIN)—Congolese President Joseph Kabila is facing a “trial of strength in the streets” if he stays in office beyond the constitutionally-mandated deadline of this week, say critics of the two-term leader who appears to be digging in for the long term. Popular opposition leader Moise Katumbi has called on Kabila to step down before he […]

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No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

| December 10, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the Nov. 8 presidential elections. At one point they began discussing the protests that have spontaneously spread across the United States in the aftermath […]

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#BlackOutBR protests, boycitts continue in Baton Rouge over Alton Sterling shooting

#BlackOutBR protests, boycitts continue in Baton Rouge over Alton Sterling shooting

| October 31, 2016

By Meghan Ellis (The Drum, NNPA Member) BATON ROUGE—As shootings continue to plague cities across the country, frustrated citizens are continuing their fight for justice. With each shooting, dashcam and other forms of surveillance footage have been released to ensure complete disclosure. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case with the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 30, 2015

Part 3 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s work […]

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Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

| May 4, 2015

BALTIMORE—Protesters in Baltimore were jubilant, yet tempered with a somberness over the weekend. On Friday, May 1, State Attorney for the City of Baltimore Marilyn J. Mosby announced that the six Baltimore police officers—three white and three black—who were involved in the arrest, transportation and subsequent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have been charged with […]

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Another police homicide

Another police homicide

| December 10, 2014

By Nayaba Arinde and Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators, Nov. 29, last Saturday evening in East New York, all of […]

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Failure to indict cop in Ferguson will not derail movement for justice

Failure to indict cop in Ferguson will not derail movement for justice

| December 10, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The failure of a St. Louis County grand jury to indict Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson of the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown will not halt the movement for police accountability, key activists say. A mass meeting was held on Saturday, Nov. 29 at a church in […]

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Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

| November 27, 2014

  By Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS–A St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr., announced St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch on Monday, Nov. 24 in a courtroom […]

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