They are launching their first national joint action on April 4, the 49th anniversary of King’s assassination, with “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protests in two dozen cities, including Atlanta; Milwaukee; Memphis, Tennessee; Chicago; Boston; Denver; and Las Vegas
“I am an immigrant, I came here in 2012 from Ghana, I am an African-American woman. For me, it was like constantly being attacked by someone who was suppose to represent our country and, to a certain extent, you feel kind of weak. But on trips like these, you realize there are people who have fought for you to be here and you’re not just going to let one person take that from you.”
‘He said that he is going to represent all Americans. He said that over and over again,’ Martin Luther King III told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower Monday after a nearly hour-long meeting. ‘I believe that’s his intent’
With hours of questioning ahead, the Alabama Republican faces a tough task in persuading skeptical Democrats that he’ll be fair and committed to civil rights as the country’s top law enforcement official
What this incident is now, is disturbing and totally out of line. Now this is also a big, fat check to be signed by Aurora taxpayers to make a near-certain civil-rights lawsuit against these cops and the department go away.
From a Civil War battlefield where Hispanic Union soldiers fought to birthplaces of civil rights leaders, sites linked to the nation’s struggle for racial equality are overlooked, neglected and absent from travel guides.
“The agreement also will ensure that the city’s stated commitment to refocusing police and municipal court practices on public safety, rather than revenue generation, takes root and will not be undone,” Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, wrote in a letter to Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III.
“What most people around the world want, whatever nation they live in, is the freedom to participate in government, the freedom to prosper in life and the freedom to peacefully coexist,” said King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King.