Friday, January 22, 2021

#blacklivesmatter

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...
Symbolic black squares – often accompanied by #BlackoutTuesday, #BlackLivesMatter and #TheShowMustBePaused – blanketed social media, particularly Instagram, on a day (June 2) designated to go silent on social media, reflect on recent events and stand in solidarity with the...
Hundreds of young people in Memphis have put feet to pavement in protest of the gruesome killing of 46-old-old George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on May 25. With varying interests and backgrounds, they are embracing...
Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, spoke at the memorial service for Floyd in Minneapolis Thursday.
In myriad places across America, individuals and groups are lending their voices to an evolving movement for change regarding the disparate way law enforcement is applied in the U.S. For some, it's the next step in an ongoing journey. Others...
'DEVASTATING TO SEE IT HAPPEN AGAIN' After protesters had moved on, one family – the Webber family – remained at the courtyard of the National Civil Rights Museum last Saturday night. Their lingering was tethered to death of a family...
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