Beyond Ferguson: Time for Young Black Leaders

“If we are continually shot down and no one is to blame, then what do you think is going to happen if this happens over and over and over again?” asked Jasiri X. “Ferguson is simmering right now, but so is New York City, so is Chicago, and so is[…]


My brother, Leon Ford’s trial began today. He still needs our support and voices!  This brother is a strong example of leadership and he is an inspiration.  To find out more about his ordeal please visit justiceforleon.com.  Please continue to watch and share the information surrounding his case.  The court[…]

On the Ground In Ferguson with Jasiri X

Activist and artist, Jasiri X was a part of a special envoy sent to Ferguson.  The Pittsburgh Courier follows Jasiri’s tweets and Facebook post while on the ground. Please read more here.  

Town Hall: Ferguson and Beyond Police Killings of Black Men

Join us for a special A.C.T.O.R. presentation: “Ferguson and Beyond – The Way Forward” A Town Hall Meeting on Police Killings of Black Men Panelists & Speakers: Danny Glover, Actor/Activist (via Skype) Barbara Arnwine, President, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Office of the NAACP Nkechi Taifa,[…]

Growing Up Locked Down

“GROWING UP LOCKED DOWN” (GULD) is a 3-Day multi-media, multi-cultural solutions-based Juvenile Justice Conference being presented by The Gathering for Justice and Justice League NYC. GULD will take place Wednesday, September 24 – Friday, September 26, 2014 at The New School. The Conference will include plenaries with Keynote Speakers including[…]

Freedom Flicks

Register here: http://bit.ly/1oJ4xUo From Grand Master Flash to Public Enemy, Hip Hop has a long tradition as a form a political speech. The Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights you to join us for an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary Slingshot Hip Hop which braids together the stories of young Palestinians living[…]

Community Awareness Day 2014

At the close of 2012 and to date, Pittsburgh Homicide Records reveal a staggering number of some two hundred and forty-seven (247) murders within Allegheny County, with sixty (60) of these victims being between the ages of 11-20 years old.   In 2013, in response to the senseless violence, StopTheViolence-Pixburgh[…]