Time: July 13, 2012 from 10pm to 11:45pm
Location: Black Talk Radio News
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Phone: 1-218-862-7200 ext. 629990 & 5* To speak to the host and/or guest
Event Type: talk radio, politics, news
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2012
On July 9, 2012, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), a member of the National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights, issued a “Report on Extrajudicial Killings of 110 Black People since January 1st, 2012.” Among the startling findings is the fact that every 40 hours in the United States one Black woman, man or child is killed by police, and by a smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes. Accompanying the report is a call by MXGM that demands the Obama administration commit to a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice to stop these killings and other human rights violations committed by State governments at every level.
The National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights support the demands made by MXGM. “The MXGM report clearly illustrates that there is a human rights crisis in African American communities across the country where State and even non-State actors such as security guards and vigilantes can steal the lives of Black people with impunity,” according to Alliance member Jaribu Hill from the Mississippi Worker’s Center for Human Rights.
To read the Report visit www.mxgm.org. For information on the Call and the petition visit http://www.ushrnetwork.org/content/webform/trayvon-martin-petition
Ajamu Baraka, was the founding Director of the US Human Rights Network until June 2011. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he is editing a book on human rights entitled “The Fight Must be for Human Rights: Voices from the Frontline.” The book is due to be published in 2013.