Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tag: equal justice initiative

‘We Don’t Confront the Legacy of Lynching’...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow...

Usher, Common to Perform At Opening Ceremony...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Concert for Peace and Justice with a lineup that includes Usher, Common, The Roots and Kirk Franklin has been...

Lawyers: Inmate Awaiting Execution No Longer Remembers...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers...

A New National Museum and Memorial In...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv7njmj239c There is a long-held belief among communities of African descent that when we invoke or remember our ancestors they, in turn, remember us. It...

A Potent Symbol of Domestic Terror, the...

The noose — that all-too-familiar symbol of hate, violence and death for Black people in the United States — never left the American landscape, but...

Memorial for the Thousands of Black Lynching...

Finally, the U.S. will have a memorial to lynching, the dreaded, horrific and quintessentially American institution rooted in racial violence and terrorism.  The Equal...

Bryan Stevenson Brilliantly Highlights Callousness of Criminal...

In the July 31 edition of CBS' "60 Minutes," wrongfully accused man Ray Hinton talks about freedom after being convicted of a crime when...

Equal Justice Initiative Founder Beautifully Explains Why...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWpW8NIB4zM On Monday's edition of CBS This Morning, attorney and director/founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson breaks down the history behind the perceived...

Social Justice Activist Smashes Myth that Slavery...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iodxZqGfVQ On last Friday's History Now segment, Equal Justice Initiative's Bryan Stevenson talks about opening his museum "From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration" in Montgomery, Alabama...

Michael B. Jordan Set to Play Civil...

Michael B. Jordan is a man on fire right now.  With several blockbuster movies on the horizon, there’s no limit to the amount of...

Remembering the Lynching Victims: Lawyer Plans Memorials...

The Confederate flag is a symbol of white privilege and segregation, the oppression of Black people, and the fight by Southern states to preserve...

Offensive T-Shirt Featuring A Noose Another Example...

In today’s segment of “How can we offend Black people?” a t-shirt manufacturer actually created and a national retail store actually put on display...

Fearful That U.S. May Be Executing Innocent...

The top law enforcement officer in the land, Attorney General Eric Holder, yesterday called for the nation to put a halt to executions until...

NY Times White-Washed Coverage of Lynching Report...

In the aftermath of a devastating report on the long ugly history of lynchings in America, the New York Times is being blasted on...