Day: June 17, 2020

Angela Y. Davis to be honored

Dr. Angela Davis will be honored during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 19 or Juneteenth, by the Birmingham, Alabama, Civil Rights Institute where the author and activist will receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award. “The Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award is the highest award given by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that honors outstanding individuals for their significant[Read More…]

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Angela Y. Davis to be honored

Dr. Angela Davis will be honored during a virtual ceremony, Friday June 19 or Juneteenth, by the Birmingham, Alabama, Civil Rights Institute where the author and activist will receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award. “The Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award is the highest award given by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions[Read More…]

Online petition to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of John Lewis

More than 120,575 people so far have signed an online petition calling for the renaming of the Edmund Pettis Bridge, located in Selma, Alabama, where U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D., Georgia) was nearly beaten death as a student activist in 1965. Lewis, then a leader in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) marched with others who attempted to walk across[Read More…]

Former Atlanta cop charged with felony murder in the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Paul L. Howard, Jr., the Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney, today charged former Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe, with felony murder and 10 other crimes, including aggravated assault, resulting from Friday’s deadly shooting of a fleeing Rayshard Brooks. Following the shooting in which Brooks was shot twice in the back, Rolfe said “I[Read More…]