“Hillary Clinton isn’t afraid to say black lives matter”
The mothers of innocent black people killed by police spoke at the Democratic National Convention, on Tuesday night. Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Geneva Reed-Veal (mother of Sandra Bland), Lucia McBath (mother of Jordan...Show More Summary
Sandra Bland. Jordan Davis. Trayvon Martin. Three black mothers who lost their children — the names above — to violence took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night and hushed the crowd with tales of heartbreak. In the three narratives that followed, they...
A nearly half-hour prime time block of the Democratic National Convention was dedicated to amplifying Hillary Clinton’s positions on criminal justice reform—first with speeches from former Attorney General Eric Holder and PittsburghShow More Summary
There was at least one group of Hillary Clinton surrogates who would rather not have taken the stage at the Democratic national convention on Tuesday. The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and other African-American men and women who died at the hands of police, in police custody or from gun…
The mothers of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin talk about the "unstoppable pain" of losing a child to violence.
The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and more took the stage tonight for a powerful appearance.
These are, and always will be, the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis, Dontré Hamilton, and Hadiya Pendleton. The post Watch Mothers of the Movement Share Their Strength, Love and Peace at the Democratic National Convention appeared first on Autostraddle.
The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and others took the stage together at the Democratic National Convention tonight. All of the women on stage were part of the Mothers of the Movement, speaking out against gun violence and police brutality.
"Mothers Of The Movement," which also includes the mothers of victims such as Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, has banded together in recent months to share their stories and push for change. [ more › ]
About an hour after Donald Trump ended his speech last night, I looked over at my wife. The look of disbelief was still on her face. It was a look I had not seen since the jury read the “Not guilty” verdict in the Trayvon Martin several years ago. I asked the obvious question, because […]
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I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. In 2012, around the time of the birth of my son, I had a similar feeling. Trayvon Martin was killed. I was pregnant with a black male in a world that was not ready for him. And here I am again, with a...
As George Zimmerman stood trial for the death of Trayvon Martin in 2013, 26-year-old Joshua Rashaad McFadden couldn’t help but reflect on what it meant to be black and male in America. In the years since, as he observed the culpability...Show More Summary
In 2013, a Florida court acquitted George Zimmerman, who killed the 17-year old Trayvon Martin because he looked suspicious, of murder and manslaughter. Following this decision, a hashtag erupted on Twitter, #BlackLivesMatter. Using the hashtag to gather people, starting with the African-American community, protests were born all across the nation. Show More Summary
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Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. These three black women co-founded the Black Lives Matter organization. The Hashtag (#BlackLivesMatter) was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin's death, George Zimmerman, was acquitted...Show More Summary