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


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


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 [...]

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


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 [...]

#FightForDyett in Voices from the Frontlines Today [Videos]


After 34 days, the Hunger Strike may have ended, but the commitment has not waned. The "conversations" with Chicago Public Schools remain. Through the video presentations [below] we invite you to the Dyett Hunger Strikers Press Conference held at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. [We apologize for [...]

When a Compromise Is Not a Compromise “The Hunger Strike Continues!” #WeAreDyett


Once again Chicago Public schools has demonstrated that they don’t respect community voice, they don’t respect the voice of black parents, young people and community residents. And do not have the highest expectations for our children. We don't only have "leaders" who betray the people [...]

A Candlelight Vigil in the #FightForDyett — Day 16 [Videos]


It has been a long and arduous journey, this Journey for Justice. It began in 1999. It is no wonder that the hunger strikers today are tired. Not only is there the physical strain of going without food, the emotional drain of [...]

Health Professionals Challenge Mayor Emanuel to End Hunger Strike #WeAreDyett


On August 17th Chicago parents embarked on a Journey For Justice, Education Justice. After more than fifteen years of struggle, the people felt determined to secure moral justness. Twelve parents from communities across Chicago launched a hunger strike in front of Dyett High School. Dyett [...]

#takeitallthewaydown Clyburn Op-Ed: The Confederate ‘Battle Flag’ Should Come Down from the Statehouse


The tragedy that occurred Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C., has engendered many personal emotions about race and reopened a conversation about a controversial and divisive symbol. Let us begin with several little-known but well-documented facts about that flag currently flying in front of the statehouse. It [...]