Wednesday October 17, 2018
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BY Loretta VanPelt | Minneapolis, MN | 10/06/18
More than 20 people gathered in a light rain at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis to celebrate the verdict in the Laquan McDonald case, October 5.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/05/18
About 1000 people are marching in downtown Chicago, late this afternoon, Oct. 5, in the wake of the Van Dyke verdict.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/05/18
Erica Nanton calls for a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), to establish community control over the police, as hundreds of people gather at City Hall here, Oct. 5 in the wake of the Van Dyke verdict. Jason Van Dyke, a white cop who shot Laquan McDonald, an African American youth, 16 times in October 2014, was found guilty of second-degree murder.
BY Mark Napieralski | Arlington, TX | 10/03/18
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) has a bust, and the University Center named, in honor of one of its first Presidents – Ernest H. Hereford.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/27/18
Frank Chapman is Field Organizer for the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, a leading organization in the fight against police crimes in Chicago.
BY staff | New York, NY | 9/27/18
Nearly 2000 people gathered at Riverside Church in New York City, Sept. 26 to hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 9/22/18
Tampa activists protested at a Tampa area funeral home, Sept. 21, the location of the remains of torturer Jon Burge.
BY Eric Struch | Chicago, IL | 9/18/18
The memory of murdered Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr. was marked at a “Streetz Party,” August 30, at 2337 W. Chairman Fred Hampton Way (also known as Monroe Street), the site of his martyrdom. Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr. would have been 70 years old on August 30 of this year.
BY Carlos Montes | Los Angeles, CA | 9/09/18
A protest shook the East LA Sheriff's Department station, Sept. 8. Lisa Vargas, the mother of Anthony Vargas, who was murdered by LA sheriffs, told the crowd “We’re here today for Anthony but we also know there are others who lose loved ones and don’t come out to speak.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/05/18
A rally coinciding with the opening day of the Chicago murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the white copy who killed Laquan McDonald, took place in north Minneapolis, Sept 5.
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