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Memphis BLM activist to get new trial after judge rules state withheld evidence proving their mistake led to her conviction

A Black Lives Matter activist serving more than six years in prison for voter fraud has been freed after new evidence in the case shows state officials made a mistake. The Tennessee judge who sentenced Pamela Moses said the activist knew she was not qualified to vote, but had “tricked” officials into giving her permission. […]

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VS Civil Rights Activist Tells His Story | Herald Community Newspapers

On March 7, 1965, protesters traveling the 54 miles from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, the state capital, to register black voters were violently confronted by local authorities and white vigilante groups. In the wake of this national tragedy, known as Bloody Sunday, civil rights protesters sprung into action across the country. Eight days later, around […]

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Community activists organize panel on discrimination and reparations in South Bend // The Observer

In honor of Black History Month, the accomplice projectsponsored by the mediation program of the Kroc Institute, and the Black Lives Matter South Bend Chapter hosted a panel on Monday to discuss racial discrimination and advocate for reparations in South Bend. The panel included Oletha Jones, who is a councilor with the South Bend School […]

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Activists rally downtown for more protection for the black community – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local activists rallied in the rain in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday, calling for protection for members of the black community and those who identify as trans. Those who showed up at this rally called for better investments in black neighborhoods, organizations and schools. But they also demanded more movement on behalf of […]

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InterAct Theater Company will broadcast THIS BITTER EARTH

The InterAct Theater Company of Philadelphia will present the live Philadelphia production of THIS BITTER EARTH on VIMEO from February 28 to March 13, 2022. The live production began on 01/28/22 and will end on 02/20/22. THIS BITTER EARTH is set in memory of Jesse, a black playwright who finds himself in a relationship with […]

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Opera company rethinks Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ in light of Black Lives Matter

Kelly Griffin and Derrell Acon in Heartbeat Opera’s production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’. Photo: Russ Rowland A man is imprisoned for his political activities, along with countless other victims of the same injustice. The blame lies with a specific bad actor, but the problems are also clearly systemic. Those charged with enforcing this system may not […]

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Winter Olympians stand up for climate, peace amid muted activism

FILE – Taylor Gold of the United States competes in the men’s halfpipe final at the 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file) Gregory Bull PA BEIJING After a morning training session at the Big Air Shougang site of the Winter Olympics, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by […]

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Activist sentenced to 6 years in prison in voter registration case | State

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — A Tennessee activist was sentenced to six years and a day in prison after being convicted of illegally registering to vote while on probation for prior crimes. Pamela Moses was convicted in November and sentenced on January 31 by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward. The judge told Moses […]

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Canadian anti-vaccine truckers inspire copycat protests in several countries

A PROTEST MOVEMENT by Canadian truckers angry at Covid vaccine rules has become a rallying point for opponents of pandemic restrictions, drawing crowds from New York to New Zealand. In New York City, dozens of city workers threatened with layoff unless they are shot marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall on Monday carrying […]

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Community honors Trayvon Martin on what would have been his 27th birthday

On February 5, 2012, Trayvon Benjamin Martin celebrated his 17th birthday in his hometown of Miami Gardens. Three weeks later, he was shot after leaving a 7-Eleven in Sanford, becoming the tragic face of a significant movement. This weekend, hundreds of allies and community members gathered at Ives Estate Park in Miami-Dade to celebrate Trayvon […]

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Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Aurora Black Performing Arts Company Launches Docuseries

Dr. Barbara Shannon-Bannister is President and CEO of Grand Design Inc., a nonprofit organization she founded in 1984 to preserve the cultural and musical traditions of African Americans in Aurora. What began as a dance group performing in retirement homes now hosts an array of artistic opportunities for its surrounding community. Grand Design offers art, […]

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Community Leaders Encourage Residents to Get Involved in Search for Kansas City’s Next Police Chief | KCUR 89.3

More than 100 attendees joined four panelists at a public forum on Saturday to discuss the hiring process and desired prerequisites for a new Kansas City, Missouri police chief. The event was organized by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the Police Accountability Task Force, the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equality (MORE2), […]

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Amir Locke shooting reignites mistrust of Minneapolis police

In this image taken from Minneapolis Police Department body camera video and released by the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis police enter an apartment Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, moments before shooting 22-year-old Amir Locke. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a moratorium on no-knock warrants after Locke was killed while a SWAT team was executing a search […]