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On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile ...
On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had been campaigning for voting rights. King told the assembled crowd: ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes’’ (King, ‘‘Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March,’’ 121).
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The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks--and three events--that represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local lawmen attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas and drove them back into Selma. Two days later on March 9, Martin Luther King, Jr., led a "symbolic" march to the bridge. Then civil rights leaders sought court protection for a third, full-scale march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery.Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., weighed the right of mobility against the right to march and ruled in favor of the demonstrators. "The law is clear that the right to petition one's government for the redress of grievances may be exercised in large groups...," said Judge Johnson, "and these rights may be exercised by marching, even along public highways." On Sunday, March 21, about 3,200 marchers set out for Montgomery, walking 12 miles a day and sleeping in fields. By the time they reached the capitol on Thursday, March 25, they were 25,000-strong. Less than five months after the last of the three marches, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965--the best possible redress of grievances.
In our nation’s birthplace, the City of Brotherly Love, your American Mentors encountered a STATE OF THE UNION type question, Why does life have to be so difficult? YouthUSA National Director, Evelyn Walker Armstrong, at age 87, posed the question during a knowledge transfer session with fellow board members. Then, from her own experiences and insights she answered her own question, “It doesn’t. We make it difficult.
Welcome to 2015. A gulf of mistrust describes our STATE OF THE UNION unless WE THE PEOPLE overcome and form a more perfect union. Fifty years after demonstrators crossed Selma, Alabama’s Pettus Bridge, protesting for equal rights under the law of the land--fifty years after blacks laid beaten and abused by law enforcement. For the second time in American history, a Black Male gets to share his minority vision for America’s future before the historic 114th session of the United States Congress. In the house, a majority sits waiting to govern from a Grand Ol Party point of view.
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Last week we called on friends to include 2.1 billion Christians to touch and agree that Black Lives Matter. From our 2014 Christmas narrative we learned that lynching was a widely acknowledged practice in the United States until the middle of the 20th century. The U.S. Senate resolved to apologize for its own failure to enact anti-lynching legislation. As Ebenezer Scrooge might observe, that should be behind us as our ghost of Christmas past.
For demonstrators taking to the streets protesting, proclaiming and declaring equal justice, it’s a new season! The injustice is called by another name, but the results are still the same. The numbers add up to an increase in dead folk and an ever-widening Gulf of Mistrust.
The President’s assessment of events on the streets and in the courtroom accurately portrait the problem America faces this week of Christmas present. You can ask any of 2.1 billion Christians on earth about the jacked up arrest, trials and lynching of Jesus the Christ 2000 years ago, to get your sense of what needs to be done.
In Christmas present, WE THE PEOPLE will need to realize WE ARE THE WORLD. Our friends are watching, hoping for a brighter day. So, let’s start living like Christmas future is a goal worth sharing by coming together to bridge what the president has termed, a Gulf of Mistrust.
What will you do to make a change? What will you do to save our own lives? You can tweet us @YouthUSA, like us on Facebook.com/YouthAchieversUSA or call in during our live show 657-383-1405 Saturday, 12 noon ET, 11 am CT, 9 am PT.
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Now that the race baitors have fooled the public into thinking the Michael Brown episode was about race we now seem to have a race war going on. Foolishly, many have joined in with the Demonstrators thinking they are helping with police abuse when they are being used for pawns in a game. More on today's show!
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Joint Statement from 3 of the Hit and Run Victims at a “Black Lives Matter” Demonstration at Riverside’s Festival of Lights
“We participated in a peaceful 'black lives matter demonstration' to gather with community members to highlight the public law enforcement practices that we believe are the product of systemic and societal racial discrimination. It was a demonstration to bring that message to Riverside, as others
have done and are doing throughout the country.
“Some members of the public openly expressed anger at the mostly black and Latino demonstrators. Protestors were yelled at, a Latina speaker was assaulted by a passer-by, and two men actively and violently pushed and shoved a number of people. And ultimately, we, along with others were plowed into by a white male driving a BMW. These actions only underscore how our society's consciousness view people of color differently.
“We thank the Riverside Police team for blocking off the street as the protest continued and their increased presence may have prevented further physical attacks from those in the public who disagreed."
“The narrative that it might have been accidental, or that the driver was gently trying to get through traffic is not accurate. The vehicle in front of the driver had made a u-turn. A few of us witnessed the female passenger in the car frantically yelling at the driver to stop.
“Finally, we ask for equal treatment and all due diligence by police no matter the race of the suspect or victims, or the reason for the public demonstration.”
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A New York grand jury Wednesday opted not to indict a white policeman in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protesters who blamed his death on racial profiling and police abuse.
The decision, coming nine days after a Missouri grand jury declined to charge a white officer in the death of Michael Brown, drew swift reactions that reflected the passions that have increasingly surrounded such cases across the country.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials, anxious to avoid the violence that erupted in Ferguson after Officer Darren Wilson walked free, urged calm as activists called for demonstrators to converge at Times Square, Rockefeller Center and other landmarks.
De Blasio, whose wife is black, invoked their teenage son, Dante, and said his heart went out to Garner’s family.
“This is a subject that is never far from my family’s minds,” De Blasio said. “I’ve had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers he may face” and the special care he should take in his interactions with police.
President Obama said the case “speaks to the larger issues that we’ve been talking about now for the last week, the last month, the last year and, sadly, for decades, and that is the concern on the part of too many minority communities that law enforcement is not working with them and dealing with them in a fair way.”
“It’s time for us to make more progress than we’ve made,” Obama said. “I’m not interested in talk; I’m interested in action.”
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New York (CNN) -- Demonstrators took their shouts for an end to what they say is widespread and unchecked police brutality to an NBA arena in Washington, a famed department store in New York, a well-known Ivy League commercial spot and to roads where they often brought traffic and passersby to a stop.
Streets in major cities throughout the United States -- Boston, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans, among them -- filled again Friday night with protesters.
And while crowds appeared to be smaller than previous nights, marchers were just as passionate about their voices being heard.
Protesters take over Macy's with 'die-in'
NY protesters give list of demands
Protesters block traffic in major cities
One sign held by a young black man in Washington read simply: "I could be next."
Join Cruz in a candid conversation about the rash of police brutality.
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I will be playing a sensitive clip - NO UNDER 18 allowed. Eric Garner died on July 17 after police placed him in a chokehold and then pinned him to the ground. At a march recently, demonstrators chanted "I can’t breathe!" referring to the 11 times Eric Garner said that as he was held down by New York City Police Department officers. Many have called for the officers in the case to be brought to justice. The death of the 43-year-old African-American father of six has sparked a larger national debate about the NYPD’s use of excessive force and its policy of cracking down on low-level offenses. It also comes as demonstrations have erupted nationwide over other police killings of unarmed men. The protesters in Staten Island chanted "Hands up, don’t shoot!" a fraterntity of people calling for the end of police elitism inculding the people of Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. All calls will be taken. Remember to press 1 to be picked for discussion of topic. All voices hold value even if I or someone else does not agree with you . Racial violence has returned to the streets of America ; but did it ever leave . Has this culture of intellectual elitism rationalized "justified murder " ? Let us one from one another as we discuss this and other topics. I will be discussing the #CDCwhistleblower and how it relates to racial violence in America. The medical profiling of African American boy infants, toddlers and children All lives matter.
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FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency on Monday, allowing him to activate the Missouri National Guard in preparation for a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, three months ago.
The declaration was certain to add to mounting tension here as people awaited the grand jury’s decision, which officials have said is expected in mid- to late November. Many here have said they expect the grand jury to decide against indicting the Ferguson officer, Darren Wilson, and they anticipate a show of anger and protest afterward. Some protesters said that calling up the Guard before a grand jury decision was a premature, antagonistic move that presumed that demonstrations would be violent.
National Guard Would Play Limited Role, St. Louis Mayor SaysNOV. 17, 2014
Governor Activates Missouri National GuardNOV. 17, 2014
Photographing on Ferguson’s StreetsAUG. 14, 2014
Mr. Nixon called up the Guard in August during demonstrations that sometimes grew violent. Although the Guard’s role was limited to protecting a police command post, its presence drew vehement criticism from demonstrators, who said it was further indication of a military-style approach by the law enforcement authorities.
Protesters on Monday in Missouri, as Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency.
This week on Beyond the Veil, we will be discussing the eventful week had by Anonymous North Texas. As we all know, the 5th of November marked the Million Mask March of 2014 where we had some epic lulz taunting the Earle Cabell Federal Building as well as dealing with real life trolls who approached us on the street.
We also began the Neo Nazi Hunting Season with OpRomperStomper in Rockwall Texas. The National Socialist Movement decided to hold a rally on the front steps of the Courthouse. They were met with counter protests lead by Anonymous North Texas and joined by Open Carry demonstrators, Black Panthers, North Texas Anti-Fascists, SHARP's and general attendees.
Join us Wednesday at 7pm Central while we recap the events of the past week.