Newark, Other Cities Remember Michael Brown
Communities across the nation will mark the August 9, 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an outrage that spawned nationwide protests under the umbrella of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Just before Michael Brown there was Eric Garner,” said Zayid Muhammad, of N-CAP, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. “All kinds of hell has been raised, but it’s meant nothing in terms of getting justice.” N-CAP will honor Mike Brown on August 14 at the Newark Public Library.
Black Alliance for Peace Pushes Candidate Pledge
The Black Alliance for Peace “is requiring that politicians, both incumbents and new candidates, take clear positions on the issues of war, repression and militarism,” said BAP lead organizer Ajamu Baraka. “We believe these interlocking issues, along with climate change, represent a threat to our very existence, and yet they are not really being discussed during this campaign season.”
A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name…
In the wake of attacks on Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for describing immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” author Zoe Samudziasked, “Why are Jewish organizations given moral authority over use of terms like ‘concentration camp’ and ‘genocide,’” but not people from other groups that have been victimized by “genocidal conditions of containment?” Samudzi wrote the recent article “Policing the Borders of Suffering.”
African Immigrants Becoming Activists
“More recent African immigrants are recognizing the importance of being part of the Africa American community in terms of organizing” for social justice, said Nemata Blyden, author of “African Americans and Africa: A New History.” Blyden, born in Sierra Leone, is a professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and descendant of a renowned Pan Africanist and a Black American mother.
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