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Full Transcript: Grieving Mothers Of The Movement Speak At Democratic Convention

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

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

Mothers of the Movement hush DNC delegates with tales of losing children to violence

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

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...

Watch a Moving DNC Appearance by the Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, and Jordan Davis

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

Mothers of the Movement Make Emotional Plea at Democratic Convention

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…

'Mothers of the Movement' speak out

The mothers of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin talk about the "unstoppable pain" of losing a child to violence.

Watch The Mothers Of The Movement Speech At The Democratic National Convention

The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and more took the stage tonight for a powerful appearance.

Watch Mothers of the Movement Share Their Strength, Love and Peace at the Democratic National Convention

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.

Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Sandra Bland, and More Speak Together at DNC

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

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 Hadiya Pendleton And Sandra Bland Will Headline The DNC Tuesday

"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 › ]

Donald Trump Scared the Hell Out of My Wife

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 […]

Daughters Don’t Let Their Mothers Watch Fox News

Cable news is bad. Fox News is the worst. It is, after all, the network that blamed a hoodie for the death of Trayvon Martin and claimed that poor people have it pretty good if they’ve got a refrigerator. We’d all probably be better off if we shut off Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly and watched sports or nature documentaries or talked to our families. Show More Summary

365 Days Of 'Social Justice' For Travon Williams, 9 Years Old, Murdered But Rejected For Membership Into The "Black Civil Rights Homicide Victim Martyr Hall Of Fame" - The 'Social Justice Face Cutout"

OUR INTENT IS TO SHOW THAT THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "TRAVON WILLIAMS" AND "TRAYVON MARTIN" IS THE CAPITALISTIC VALUE OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCE - BASED UPON THEIR KILLER AND NOT THEIR OWN "BLACKNESS" Table Cell Table Cell Table Cell Table Cell

Protecting our children after the wounds of racism divide us even more

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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...

What It Means to Be Young, Black, and Male in the U.S.

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

Labeling Black Lives Matter As A Terrorist Organization Is Not Only Unjust, It's Dangerous

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

A black son, white parents and 'the conversation' about police

The conversation has been coming for years now. It has been coming since Tamir Rice, and before that, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and before that, Trayvon Martin, when our son was only 2. But he is almost 7 now, and my wife wanted to have the conversation long ago. Not yet, I said; he’s only...

Black Gun Owners Speak Out About Facing a Racist Double Standard

Cory Hughes marched in Florida after Trayvon Martin was shot, in Ferguson for Michael Brown and in Baltimore for Freddie Gray. Last Thursday, the Black Lives Matter activist stood in a park in downtown Dallas giving a speech about Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and his frustration with deaths like theirs. "I basically told [the crowd]...

The most powerful art from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, three years in

Three years ago today, the #BlackLivesMatter movement was born. It was born after Trayvon Martin. It grew after Michael Brown and Eric Garner. It sprung from decades of injustice and disregard. And as it grew, it planted seeds in artists’ minds. And from these seeds grew images of anger, solace, fear, hope, empowerment. Some artists reap signs of peace […]

Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter To You

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

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