Post Tagged with: "Black Lives Matter"

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, New York January 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and co-author asha bandele will be at BAM on Jan. 15 to discuss their new book “When They Call You a Terrorist,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

A Brooklyn protestor at a $15 minimum wage/Black Lives Matter rally (Photo by Ramon Vera via El Diario)

A Day of Protests in New York

Black, Criminal Justice, Elections 2016, Labor, Latino, Politics April 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Around NYC on April 14, rallies and protests were held against Donald Trump, in favor of a $15 minimum wage and to urge the closing of Rikers Island. El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de Mexico USA report on the events.

Farah Jasmine Griffin (Photo bi The Amsterdam News)

‘Black Girl Movement’ Subject of April Meeting

African American, Black, Manhattan, New York, Women, Youth April 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

The first “Black Girl Movement” conference will be held at Columbia University April 7-9, reports the Amsterdam News.

Protesters against immigrants' raids. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario/La Prensa)

Anti-Raids and Minimum Wage Protests on MLK Day

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area, Religion January 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter and ICE-Free NYC activists protested immigration raids, and LaGuardia workers asked for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Remembering Selma, As a Teen

Remembering Selma, As a Teen

African American, Black, Featured Posts, History, Video, Youth October 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Lynda Blackmon Lowery read from “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,” her account of the Selma voting rights march in 1965 as the protest’s youngest demonstrator.

Food, Music, Poetry & People – ‘Nothing Like Indianapolis’

Food, Music, Poetry & People – ‘Nothing Like Indianapolis’

Arriel Vinson, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, reflects on her eight weeks in New York as part of the Knight CUNY J Summer Internship program.

Shoshana Brown (left), and April Baskin (right), chant “Black Jews matter” while crossing Flatbush Avenue. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Black Lives Matter, Black Jews Matter’

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

In a rally organized by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, dozens marched in downtown Brooklyn in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, with Jews of color at the forefront, report Brooklyn Paper and Park Slope Stoop.

Marchers gathered July 17 to mark the second anniversary of Eric Garner's death. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal)

Remembering Eric Garner, Two Years On

African American, Black, Featured Posts, Police, Staten Island July 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Relatives of Eric Garner, who died at the hands of an NYPD officer two years ago, were joined by marchers marking his death at a rally on Staten Island on July 17.

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival
At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival

At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Asian, Black, Youth July 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

A crowdsourced letter started by a Chinese American and addressed to Asian parents and relatives on the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, and racism, has been translated into numerous languages, reports Korea Daily.

A Different Sort of May Day

A Different Sort of May Day

Black, Communities, Labor, Manhattan, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The Amsterdam News reports that May Day took on “a new meaning” this year with people at Union Square rallying about the issue of police brutality.

Black Lives Matter: Gathering to Build a Movement

Black Lives Matter: Gathering to Build a Movement

Black, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video February 3, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Grass-roots organizers and civil rights activists met Jan. 30 at The Gathering to discuss ways to promote and sustain the movement Black Lives Matter.

Artists Respond to Police Brutality

Artists Respond to Police Brutality

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video January 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

A new multimedia exhibit in Brooklyn allows artists to voice a response to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and others.

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Young protestors in NYC marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching for racial equality and juvenile justice.

Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.