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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20Nov/140

Nyle Forte & A New Generation of Youth Activists: Affirming Black Life in Ferguson & Beyond

Nyle Fort recently focused his activism in Ferguson, where officer Darren Wilson killed Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on Aug. 9. Fort was one of thousands of community leaders to descend on the small St. Louis suburb and lend his voice to the protest known as #FergusonOctober. It was an opportunity to deliver a very simple message to the world: “Black Lives Matter.”

Originally Published on You Tube, on Nov 13, 2014, via Fusion

19Nov/140

I Believe That We Will Win – Rally Cry for VonDerrit Myers, Jr.

By Katina Parker... #Justice4MikeBrown #Justice4Vonderrit #SpotlightOnFerguson #BlackLivesMatter

At the invitation of the Myers family, Ferguson protestors mount a rally cry outside the funeral of 18-year old VonDerrit Myers, Jr., who was gunned down by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 8th, 2014, just one day before the 2-month anniversary of Mike Brown's murder.

I Believe That We Will Win - Rally Cry for VonDerrit Myers, Jr. from Katina Parker on Vimeo.