St. Louis Rams players Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens, ought to be celebrated. Showing solidarity with the people who want to see justice done in the Mike Brown, Jr. murder was an act of courage. These brothers are courageous because they had to know there would be backlash. And it’s important to note that there are at least 25 Black players on the Rams roster, but only five stood up. Continue Reading →
This participant found the event life-changing
Dear freedom riders, civil right activists, Soweto, South Africa, Mandela, Malcom X, Dr. King, armed forces, nameless, today I say thank you. Today I can truly say I got a glimpse into your world. For the first time in my life I could almost feel your pain, your fears, your hesitation, and most importantly your strength. Will I ever be as strong as you? Probably not. Continue Reading →
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By Charles Hallman
Demonstrations took place from coast to coast since the Zimmerman acquittal was announced last Saturday. Many Blacks have strongly reacted to the news, and expressed for many, a continued disappointment in the U.S. justice system that seemingly fails for Black people, especially when they are the victims.
“The justice system is unashamedly and unapologetically racist,” believes Rev. Brian Herron, pastor of Zion Baptist Church. He spoke to the MSR before he gave a prayer to start Monday’s rally before an estimated crowd of, according to organizers, between 3,000 and 4,000 people at the Hennepin County Government Center. “When I first heard the verdict, I was very angry. I was very upset and it affected me,” notes Alyia Waddle, Minneapolis. Continue Reading →