These cities have renamed Columbus Day so far; others are considering doing so: Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Berkeley, Portland, Lawrence, Santa Cruz, and just this week: Albuquerque.
Now I was aware that yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Louis Farrakhan’s ‘Million Man March’, and had chosen not to feature it since the man has a long history of being anti-Semitic, homophobic, and a male chauvinist patriarch. But hey, that might just be me; or maybe not… The Popular Resistance newsletter had featured yesterday’s #JusticeOrElse march on Washington several times, and I admit that I was positively impressed by the invitation’s credo, but of course I can’t find it again. It was very inclusive of minorities, women, the poor, and allies of any complexion. You may remember that whites were banned from the original march, or so I’ve read.
But given the fact that hundreds of thousands attended the event, and a hella lotta ‘luminaries’ , including rappers, actors, ministers (I chuckled seeing Jeremiah Wright), BLM activists, and mothers of many blacks that were murdered by police or vigilantes, I’m allowing readers to decide how to think or feel about it. Again, it will be mainly by Tweet, and I’ll include a couple…dissenters.
Ahem; ‘his woman’? Pfffft.
The full program of speakers (no transcript, and I haven’t watched.)
By all accounts, it was a very peaceful and loving event, and got zero media coverage. Marchers chanted a portion of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’.
Via Popular Resistance, ‘Nat’l Black United Front: Next Steps After ‘Justice Or Else’