Black Lives Matter wins international peace prize award

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 Peace Prize to the Blacks Lives Matter movement in the United States for bringing awareness to extrajudicial police murders of unarmed black men and women.

#ResistMarch – Patrisse Cullors and Chris Jackson – Black Lives Matter with intro by Chris Rock

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Jefferson Awards gala held in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A Cincinnati woman was among five people to receive top honors during the national Jefferson Awards Foundation banquet Thursday night in Washington. Recipients were celebrated for the significant impact they had in their communities. Receiving a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service was Suzy DeYoung, of Cincinnati.

Screen Time Is the Right Time at Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is back for another season, this time with twice the programming. In addition to the usual Wednesday night screenings, the festival will have Monday night double features. “It’s been this desire of ours to do more, and then we said, wait a minute, why don’t we just do another night?”

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country. Experts cite a confluence of…

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward law enforcement and the challenge of showing precisely what an officer was thinking in a high-pressure situation.

What Happened To Black Lives Matter?

The Highlander Research and Education Center is one of the unsung mileposts of the struggle for civil rights. People like Rosa Parks, John Lewis, and Ralph Abernathy refined their organizing skills at Highlander. It was there, in 1957, that a young Martin Luther King Jr. first heard Pete Seeger sing “We Shall Overcome.”

Judge Hatchett and Son to Hold Vigil at Cedars Sinai Hospital For His Late Wife

Vigil to coincide with 41st birthday of Kyira Dixon Johnson who died hours after giving birth at Cedars-Sinai from preventable birth complications Los Angeles, Calif. – TV Judge Glenda Hatchett will join her son, Charles S.

Freedom Lecture: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors & Janaya Khan – Vrijheidslezing On TourChinoutv | Chinoutv

Livestream 2016-12-22 – in english – Vrijheidslezing on tour Patrisse Cullors van Black Lives Matter Arminius & De Balie organiseren op 22 december de 15e Vrijheidslezing on tour: Patrisse Cullors, mede- oprichter van Black Lives Matter. 0 Cullors is kunstenaar, activist en vrijheidsstrijder.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors on iBooks

Preview and download books by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, including When They Call You a Terrorist.

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees

Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

When They Call You a Terrorist | Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele | St. Martin’s Press

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America.

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees – EconoTimes

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 PM UTC Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

#ChrisRock surprised the L.A. #ResistMarch crowd to introduce Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter.

274 Likes, 1 Comments – The Advocate Magazine (@theadvocatemag) on Instagram: “#ChrisRock surprised the L.A. #ResistMarch crowd to introduce Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of…”

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees

EIN News/ — Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

From Coast to Coast, LGBT Protesters Vow Resistance to Trump

One of the signs at the Los Angeles march Thousands of people marched today in Los Angeles, D.C., and other cities around the nation to call for LGBT equality and resistance to Donald Trump and other anti-equality forces. “He’s not my president. He’s not your president!”

LA Pride weekend kicks off with Dyke March

In a new space in West Hollywood, at Sal Guarriello Veteran’s Park, several hundred lesbians and LGBTQ allies gathered Friday to kick off Pride weekend with the Dyke March down Santa Monica Blvd. “The [Dyke] march is a great way to celebrate the women in this community and to honor them.

BookExpo 2017: At PEN America First Amendment Panel, Different Takes On Protecting Speech

BookExpo and PEN America’s joint panel on Thursday afternoon, “The First Amendment Resistance,” found activists and speech advocates from various industries debating the ethical and civil responsibilities writers and publishers have in an era of partisan enmity and so-called alternative facts. The event opened with a video montage comparing President Donald J.

Black Lives Matter to Be Awarded Peace Prize for Promoting Justice and Equality

The Black Lives Matter social justice group will be given a peace prize later this year by the Sydney Peace Foundation, Newsweek reported on Wednesday. The foundation, established in 1998, recognizes “the world’s most important leaders for peace,” according to its website.

The Capitol, Black Lives Matter, and Gentrification in San Francisco | KPFA

On today’s episode, hosts Cat Brooks and Mitch Jeserich talk to state capitol correspondent Christopher Martinez about the measures that were and were not passed in Sacramento on Friday June 2, including single payer healthcare. Then, the hosts speak with Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, about an attempted robbery and murder …

What are you doing for Pride?

‘Lesbians to Watch Out For: ’90s L.A. Activism,’ Jun 2 – @ 7pm – 9 PM. Opening reception for on view through June 30. ( Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. ). This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.

Founders of Black Lives Matter to Receive Sydney Peace Prize

THE FOUNDERS of the Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded at this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, will honour Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tomet, who founded the movement following the death of Trayvon Martin and and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman.