Plessy Day 2017—125 Years of The Struggle Continues

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2017-06-03T15:23:29+00:00

Hosted by the The Plessy and Ferguson Foundation. | Join Us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter. | Join the Event if you choose. Download the poster here! Don't forget to share it on Twitter and Facebook! [...]

The People’s Rally, March, and Conference—Save Our Schools Coalition July 8-9, 2016

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2016-11-29T17:39:06+00:00

Reverend Doctor William Barber II is the President of the North Carolina NAACP and convener of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, We are gathered here today as we the people are unified in a common cause drawn by [...]

The People’s March For Public Education and Social Justice

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2016-11-29T17:39:06+00:00

Save Our Schools Coalition March and Rally and Activists Conference The People’s March For Public Education and Social JusticeThe March and Rally Take Place at The Lincoln Memorial[/tile] Friday, July 8, 2016 10:30 a.m. – Pre-Rally festivities on the big stage and in [...]

Why John King Should Be Rejected as Secretary of Education

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2016-11-29T17:39:06+00:00

When I learned that President Obama had formally nominated John King for the position of secretary of education, I was horrified and furious. As a student at Syosset High School during much of King’s reign as New York State’s education commissioner, I saw firsthand the [...]

#EndWarOnYouth 2015 Statement

2016-11-29T17:39:07+00:00

Today, on the eve of the one year anniversary of our national movement to #EndWarOnYouth, AEJ Youth Justice Corps members from the Baltimore Algebra Project, VAYLA­New Orleans and the Youth Organizing Institute travel to Columbia, SC to wage love. They, along with a coalition of [...]

Denial of The Right To An Education

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2016-11-29T17:39:07+00:00

Youth of African descent have been systemically denied an right to an education through the school-to-prison pipeline and their parents have been stripped of their right to self-determine the kind of education given to their children through privatization.1 The Federal government, under No Child Left [...]

Open Letter of Demand to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Administrators in Response to Anti-Black Threat and Terror on Campus

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2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

Dear Interim Chancellor Wilson, Interim Vice Chancellor Feser, and Vice Chancellor Romano, Today, November 18, 2015, marked the National Day of Action, ‪#‎StudentBlackOut‬, in which Black students organized dozens of actions on university and college campuses throughout the US and in Canada. Black University of Illinois [...]

Why The Edmund Pettus Bridge Must Be Renamed

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2016-11-29T17:39:10+00:00

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a symbol of freedom all over the world. It is also a symbol of voting rights and democracy. However, the very name stands for the exact opposite. Symbols are powerful. Symbols enter into our conscious and subconscious without our screening them. [...]