Reclaiming Our Way promoting the well-being of African American children & families

21Nov/140

War Cry by Tef Poe (Produced By DJ Smitty): Affirming Black Life – and Activism – in Ferguson and Beyond

Voices from Ferguson.  Strong language, and strong message...

Tef Poe is one of the organizers and activists in the St. Louis / Ferguson, Missouri area. I also shared clips of him talking about the life conditions for many African American youth and families in the region, and the underlying point of the struggle in recent previous posts (here and here).

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18Nov/140

Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson

From Hands Up United...

What's happening in Ferguson now, and what has been unfolding for the last 102 days, is not only a moment, but is genuinely developing into a movement with implications and concerns about Ferguson, Missouri and beyond.

#FergusonSpeaks

As law enforcement officials and national media gear up for a St Louis County Grand Jury’s announcement as to whether it will levy charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown Jr., activists have issued a 9 minute video communiqué providing an intimate look at the climate on the ground.

The video communiqué displays a cross section of the myriad groups activated in the region and includes exclusive footage of Vonderrit Meyers Sr., Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, celebrated artist and HandsUpUnited.org cofounder Tef Poe, Taurean Russell, Lost Voices organizer Low Key, Millennial Activists United co-creator Ashley Yates, activist and Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, Damon Davis -- a volunteer with The Don’t Shoot Coalition, Canfield Watchmen founder David Whitt, as well as local Ferguson business managers.

Viewers are encouraged to tweet, share, and embed the video using the accompanying hashtag #FergusonSpeaks —extended raw clips of each of the video’s subjects are available upon request.

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Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson from FitzGibbon Media on Vimeo.

15Nov/140

Affirming Black Life in Ferguson and Beyond: Reflections by Tef Poe

I hope you don't underestimate the thoughtfulness of the young people who have sacrificed everything, against the doubts of many, to affirm the dignity and integrity of Black life, in Ferguson and beyond, for the last 99 days.

Tef Poe from HandsUpUnited on Vimeo.