We have a new site. It is http://www.wmbrgblacklivesmatter.org Please update your links, bookmarks, and RSS subscriptions accordingly. For now this site will stay as it is, but it… Read more “We have a new site”
In preparing for the upcoming school year, several professors requested readings for their Black Lives Matter courses. As a result, the local chapter began to compile readings and… Read more “#Blacklivesmatter Syllabus”
On February 26, 2016, the family had just found out that the officer who killed their son, Randy Gibson, would not be indicted. We asked that they… Read more “The Media Strikes and Stereotypes, Again”
On July 4, 2015, Randy Gibson shot Kawanza “KJ” Beaty in the back. See this interview with KJ’s parents for the full story. After the killing, Melisa… Read more “Unjust Jail Time for Father of Son Shot by Police”
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Gerald Horne, in Fire this Time, challenges the conventional notion, primarily propagated by the media, of the “Watts Riots” in August of 1965 and asserts that an… Read more “Watts”
In Sweet Land of Liberty, Thomas Sugrue illustrates the many contributions made in the North for civil rights starting with the 1920s. He contends that accounting for… Read more “Sweet Land of Liberty”
In For Freedom’s Sake, Chana Lee provides a biography of Fannie Lou Hamer. She contends that an appropriate amount of attention to the pain Hamer endured is… Read more “For Freedom Sake”