According to the site, Garner yelled, "I was railroaded! I was railroaded by ABC on the two-year anniversary of my father's death! That's what I have to do? A black person has to yell to be heard?" after she was refused backstage.
Obama addressed the group, saying, "Not only are there very real problems, but there are still deep divisions about how to solve these problems."
The mother of three from Blue Island, just 16 miles outside of Chicago, says she is unsure where we will go as a country from here, but her protest exemplifies the notion that in the fight for social justice and equality, it is deadly to be silent.
The nation remains in turmoil after Sterling's death, followed by two tragic events--the fatal shooting of Philando Castile and the murder of five Dallas police officers.
Richard Feldman, a former NRA lobbyist told The Post, “The NRA has always made a huge point of noting that our gun laws in this country have been discriminatory against blacks and women and other minorities. At this point, it’s probably better to be criticized for not saying anything than for saying something.”
The captain posted on Facebook after protesters in South Carolina blocked a roadway off of I-26 for over one hour during a march in honor of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two men fatally shot by police last week.
In the wake of the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile police shootings, and the deadly sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers, the nation has been experiencing a great level of angst, outrage, and sorrow. In Tuesday’s special two-hour edition of TV One’s NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and a select panel of guests discussed the dichotomy […]
Over the past week, the nation witnessed first-hand what many African-Americans have already experienced as a result of systemic racism and police brutality. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were killed by law enforcement officers while in the midst of what most Americans would consider routine non-threatening activities. Castile was shot multiple times during a traffic […]
The Lynx protest also comes days after NBA star Carmelo Anthony urged more athletes to cement their role in the fight for justice.