Wednesday, July 15, 2020

#blacklivesmatter

Rayshard Brooks will be buried Tuesday (June 23), 11 days after he was killed by an Atlanta police officer during an encounter witnessed by two Memphis rappers in the ATL to “conquer our dreams not to witness a murder.” Mike...
by Stacy M. Brown --  National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., will serve as a moderator for an important national forum on racial equality in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, June 23. “I’m honored to...
I believe words matter...sometimes. But sometimes, words are stupid. For instance, remember when Republicans were upset because President Barack Obama wouldn’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism” because Obama was kinda busy hunting down Osama Bin Laden and killing him? That was...
Dr. Charles McKinney is an associate professor of history, teaching selected topics in Africana at Rhodes College. He enjoys the renown of a widely-sought speaker and a published author. But in 2014, the scholar was a grieved father. An 18-year-old Michael...
Labor unions, religious organizations, faith and civic rights leaders, The Women’s March and numerous celebrities will gather virtually Saturday (June 20) for “The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.” The campaign is a “movement of tens of...
by Kariem-Abdul Salaam -- Per your invitation to join in on the evolving conversation about African Americans and police, I am reminded of my junior and high school days growing up in the Walker Homes community near Mitchell Rd. High...
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® International President Dr. Glenda Glover says George Floyd’s cry out to his late mother before taking his last breath was a symbolic plea to all women for help. She has called on leaders from...
by David Crary and Aaron Morrison -- For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even radical force. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the...
Both sides want “something better” for Memphis. That is the common ground that launched a meeting Wednesday involving some of the leaders of local protests and some local leaders. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, along with...
by Juan A. Lozano and Nomaan Merchant -- HOUSTON — Hundreds of mourners packed a Houston church Tuesday for the funeral of George Floyd, capping six days of mourning for the black man whose death has led to a global...
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