Protest

MARISSA ALEXANDER: FREE AT LAST!

MARISSA ALEXANDER: FREE AT LAST!

Sentenced in 2010 to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to frighten her abusive ex-husband, Marissa Alexander is finally reunited with her family - for good!

This is the power of the people! United we stand!

Talib Kweli, Bill Burr Join Nightly Show Panel Discussing Ferguson, Black Protest

Talib Kweli, Bill Burr Join Nightly Show Panel Discussing Ferguson, Black Protest

The panel discussed the power of protesting, legacies of famed non-violence actions, and racial debates. "Protest is a long game. You know, you think of the Montgomery bus boycotts -- it's not so far in the past for us, and that took a year and a half. And that was very strategic -- they chose Rosa Parks to be the person."

 

Kendrick Johnson's parents could face jail time for protest

Kendrick Johnson's parents could face jail time for protest

Kendrick Johnson's parents, who have been steadfast in their claim that their son's death was no accident, filed a wide-ranging $100 million lawsuit earlier this month, claiming several former classmates beat their son to death inside the high school gym. The family could face up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both for protesting in honor of their son.

#BlackBrunch Protestors Want to Get Your Head Out of Your Eggs

#BlackBrunch Protestors Want to Get Your Head Out of Your Eggs

Organizer Jay-Marie Hill tells me that participants consider them more as examples of direct action than true “protests” per se. “We don’t really call it a protest,” she tells me, “because it’s not quite a protest. A direct action is an event that rallies energy around a certain topic to help people understand the deeper meaning underneath it or around some events that have taken place. The point of #BlackBrunch isn’t to annoy people. It’s because people are enraged, and have strong feelings, and they want people to know about that.”