Martin Luther King Jr.

EDITORIAL: Marching Only Matters When Grounded by a Message

During the heyday of the civil rights movement, brave warriors like Dr. M.L. King, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond and Bayard Rustin clearly understood that in order for a protest march to really matter, it was essential to have a solid list of beliefs, standards and, in some cases, demands which collectively grounded the reasons why people were marching in the first place. [read more…]

Activist Eugene Puryear (right) leads protesters past Trump Hotel to the confederate statue of Albert Pike near Metropolitan Police Department headquarters after a prayer vigil at Lafayette Park in northwest D.C. on Aug. 13. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)

Protesters Flood D.C. Streets, Angered by Trump’s ‘Silence’

On an idyllic summer afternoon in the District on Sunday, Aug. 13, thousands took to the streets in the shadows of the White House to voice their concerns after armed white supremacists in Charlottesville took prejudice and violence to new heights just one day earlier — resulting in dozens of injuries and even death in a daylong melee captured on video that confirms the tenuous state of race relations in today’s Donald Trump-led America. [read more…]