Blog : Violence

“There are mothers, like Mary, who cradle their sons at night while fearing that their boys are destined to die. How do we minister hope in a world that disproportionately robs black and brown mothers of a lifetime with their sons?” – Yolanda Pierce

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July 13th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was pulled over and accused of failing to use a turn signal. Bland was arrested and later found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas.

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 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference holds vigil for Sandra Bland. #ITooResist

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By Jamye Wooten, thebtscenter.org In July I was invited to speak about the #BaltimoreUprising at the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation. My presentation focused on “Why We Cry, How We Cry and Who Can Cry?” in response to state violence. “Why We Cry” dealt with the systemic and structural violence in Baltimore City—the years of neglect, […]

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WEEK(S) OF RIGHTEOUS RESISTANCE (WORR) #THISISWORR http://thisisworr.org/ JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF RIGHTEOUS RESISTANCE (WORR) TO BEGIN SUNDAY, JULY 12 AND END SATURDAY, JULY 18 My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in […]

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Download: A Litany For Children Slain By Violence and Traumatized By Those Called to “Protect and Serve” (2)

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