Posts Tagged ‘ systemic racism ’

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Delivers an Emotional Plea

If you haven’t had a chance to watch this, it’s really worth your time. Rapper and activist Michael Render, aka Killer Mike of Run the Jewels, spoke at a press conference in Atlanta about the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the history of policing in the city, and his outrage, delivering a plea for the city’s residents to not “burn your own house down for anger with an enemy”.

Source: Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Delivers an Emotional Plea

The unbearable grief of Black mothers – Vox

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wipes her eyes during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Stand Your Ground” laws on October 29, 2013, in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty Images

Between Covid-19 and police brutality, the burden of grief is yet another risk to Black mothers’ health.

Source: The unbearable grief of Black mothers – Vox

Emmett Till’s mother opened his casket and sparked the civil rights movement – The Lily

Mamie Till-Mobley weeps at her son’s funeral on Sept. 6, 1955, in Chicago. (Chicago Sun-Times/AP)

She changed history.

Source: – The Lily

Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Shortly before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. called for an economic revolution with protections for the poorest Americans. Half a century later, a group of religious and moral leaders are planning a revival of the Poor People’s Campaign, with a wave of civil disobedience in Washington. Rev. William J. Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation.

Source: Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination – The Washington Post

During the 1986 hearing, the letter and King’s opposition became a crucial part of the argument against Sessions’s confirmation.

Source: Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination – The Washington Post

On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies – The New York Times

A vigil for Sandra Bland in Prairie View, Tex., on Sunday.Credit

Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press

On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies – The New York Times.