Monday, August 10, 2020. New York City – Today I went to cover the event “Circle of Empowerment” in Prospect Park. I could not find the event. I do not know if people did not show up or they were in a different area in the park.
Organizers said on Instagram, “Its been a trying week for everyone, but especially Black girls and women. Time for some spiritual healing, laughter, cathartic release, all while being uplifted and affirmed in a safe space for ALL PEOPLE, that is Black girl and woman centered.”
The first Black Lives Matter protest in New York City after the killing of George Floyd was on Thursday, May 28, 2020. There are demonstration every day in New York City.
I have been covering Black Lives matter protests in New York City for many years.
I will share information about Black women who support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Ilhan Omar says on her website ilhanomar.com, “Ilhan Omar is born in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the youngest of seven children.
Ilhan’s family fled the country during the Somali Civil War and took sanctuary in a Kenyan refugee camp for four years.
When Ilhan is 12, she and her family move to America in search of justice and democracy.
Elected to MN House of Representatives and increased turnout in Minneapolis and across MN”
Omar is running for re-election. Click the link and send her back to Congress: https://ilhanomar.com/
Cori Bush says on her website coribush.org, “I’m a nurse, pastor, single mom, and Ferguson-made activist running to represent MO-01 in U.S. Congress. As a lifelong St. Louisan, I understand the struggles of our communities because I’ve lived them myself. That’s why my platform puts regular, everyday people first, with solutions that are long overdue.
St. Louis consistently has the highest violent crime rates, the highest murder rates, and the most police shootings in the nation. For 20 years, we’ve suffered while complacent leaders line their pockets with corporate contributions. I witnessed the failures of our elected officials firsthand when I treated people as a medic on the streets of Ferguson.”
Cori is running for Congress. She won the primary, but she still needs your support. Click the link for more information: https://coribush.org/
Marquita Bradshaw says on her website MarquitaBradshaw.com, “Marquita Bradshaw is a Tennessee native; a Memphian who has extensive experience in the environmental justice movement and an advocate for human rights. Marquita grew up in South Memphis and is an alumna of University of Memphis. She is a single mom who raised her son on a working-class salary.
Marquita’s career and service have spanned labor, environment, education reform, tax reform, trade policy, and social justice work. Her passion for a clean and safe environment drives her to raise awareness and fight for environmental justice which impacts the poor and most vulnerable in any society.”
Marquita is running for U.S. Senate. She won the primary, but she still needs your support. Click the link for more information: https://www.marquitabradshaw.com/
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