Ms. Bertha Lewis and the Black Institute is proud to join the Left Labor Project in presenting legendary activists, Angela Davis and Harry Belafonte in “AFTER THE ELECTION – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?”
Angela Davis and Harry Belafonte look at the changed political scene after Pres. Obama’s re-election. With the far right kept out of the White House and denied control of the Senate, are there new opportunities for building a progressive alternative? Can working class communities and unions bring more pressure on the government? How can we break new ground to turn things around for the 99%? Join the discussion at this FREE forum.
It is with profound sadness we want you all to know that a great man has passed away. Jon Kest, my partner at New York ACORN for decades left us last night after a long and debilitating illness. He will be missed by hundreds of thousands of people across this country whose lives he touched and made better. Jon Kest was my mentor, friend, colleague and partner in fighting for social justice and organizing the unorganized. Jon Kest could organize anything that moved and devoted his life to those who were being victimized by society, government, corporations or just plain bullies. He was a giant in the fight for civil and human rights. We will miss him but will never forget him. Jon Kest helped to create and inspire the vision for The Black Institute. TBI will continue to fight and bring about justice and change in his memory.
Sunday December 9, 2012 10:30am United Federation of Teachers Headquarters 52 Broadway New York, NY 10006
We are writing you today to let you know that on this Black Friday, we join thousands of people of faith who are gathered at different Walmart stores across the country in support of Walmart associates and Walmart-contracted warehouse workers demanding respect, better wages and safer working conditions.
We see an endless stream of customers and thousands of items flying off the shelves. By the end of the day, Walmart will make millions in sales and profits. The hardworking associates and warehouse workers, however, will go home with barely enough to make ends meet.
There is no reason for those who work at your stores and your contracted warehouses to go without basic necessities such as food and shelter. Yet, many of them live in poverty because Walmart does not pay fair wages.
As people of faith, we call for a Jubilee at Walmart as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Jubilee is the biblical covenant requiring the cancellation of debts, freeing of slaves and redistribution of resources every 50 years to limit inequality.
THE TWO men being held in the brutal rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl, are to face an identification parade early this week.
The men, who, reportedly, are brothers, have been in custody since last Thursday. They were questioned for several hours on Friday.
While they try to find lawyers to represent them, highly placed sources have told The Gleaner that female attorneys-at-law in Montego Bay are shying away from the case in solidarity with the women who have been raped.
However, at least one high-profile male lawyer said he was willing to take the case "as I would only be doing my job".
The men were fingered in the rape, which has received international attention, after the five females were attacked at their home in Irwin Point, St James, last Monday night.