March2Justice

Reading about the suicide of Kalief Browder is heartbreaking. His story is one of many tragedies that moved me to drive to Albany last week, to stand with legislators like Assemblyman Michael Blake in demanding that New York ‘Raise the Age’ at which youth are charged as adults in our courts. In New York State, […]

The foot soldiers. All day, everyday, foot soldiers. The people that put their foot to a cause, who commit as soul doers…soldiers. They march by a Higher command, some of hierarchy, some with a touch. They are fighters, strong as one, but powerful united as one. Amongst the crowd their story is told, often dictated […]

The father of Jordan Davis, the unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down by Michael Dunn in 2012 during a dispute about loud music, is hoping the new documentary about his son’s slaying will provoke more than outrage. Ron Davis told NewsOne in a recent interview he sees 3 and 1/2 Minutes, which HBO is set to air, as a “call […]

My body is aching, my toes are purple-bruised, and my spirit is uplifted. My determination is renewed by the courageous young people leading us in this March2Justice. Decades ago, students, mothers, grandfathers, labor and faith leaders marched the streets of Selma, sat-in at Greensboro lunch counters, and took Freedom Rides to Jackson in pursuit of […]

As we head into the fifth day of March2Justice, it’s hard to say goodbye to our new family at Lincoln University, America’s first historically black college and a former stop on the Underground Railroad. Our Justice Champions have each taken about 225,000 steps by now, and though their legs and feet may ache, they say […]

Marching to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we were blessed to kick off the day’s journey with the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, a world-renowned Civil Rights warrior who once walked the same route we now travel. As we passed through the residential areas, we began chanting ‘justice for Brandon Tate-Brown,’ who was shot in the back of the head […]

The second day on our route was, in a word, powerful. Our route took us through Trenton, NJ, where residents came out to wave and cheer us on, and motorists tooted their horns in support. We broke for lunch in Martin Luther King Park, where we found inspiration in the Biblical verse on a mural […]

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to gather and #March2Justice. April 13 started with about 250 people in Staten Island to rally and motivate our marchers, including elected officials such as Senator Gustavo Rivera, NYS 79th District Assemblyman Michael Blake, former NYC Comptroller John Liu, NYC councilman Andy King, NYC Councilwoman Deb Rose […]

One hundred fifteen. That’s the number of people killed by American law enforcement in the month of March in 2015. The U.S. has killed more of its citizens in one month than the UK has in over 100 years, according to the comparison offered by journalist Shaun King. Over the course of 31 days, 115 […]

UPDATE: 3:00 PM EST For live updates from the road, please follow the following live streams via Periscope: Justice League’s Rameen Aminzadeh: @jllivemovement GlobalGrind’s Michael Skolnik: @MichaelSkolnik ————–  It’s finally here. Members of Justice League NYC will be joined by fellow activists and friends to embark on a historic journey — a nine day march from New […]

Members of the Justice League NYC were joined by New York City politicians, civil rights leaders, and activists as they presented plans of action against racial injustices at a press conference Monday for the upcoming #March2Justice. Created under Harry Belafonte’s organization The Gathering of Justice, director Carmen Perez spoke on the march, which will span over five states from April 13 […]