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How does a retailer open a location in South Africa and in response to a question on its lack of diversity claim white m...
11/13/2015
justiceorelsephilly.com

How does a retailer open a location in South Africa and in response to a question on its lack of diversity claim white models represent a more “inspiring” and “positive image?” Well, it’s easy when companies respect Black money but not Black physicality. Recently, H&M came under fire after a tweet from its new South Africa location, which implied prejudice against Black models. [ 541 more words. ]

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How does a retailer open a location in South Africa and in response to a question on its lack of diversity claim white models represent a more “inspiring” and “positive image?” Well, it’s easy when...

Tweet accompanying photo reads: ‘We’re Black. Black is powerful. Our struggle may look different, but we are all’ #Conce...
11/11/2015
Black athletes unbound: Missouri protest a sign of a renewed spirit of activism in college sports?

Tweet accompanying photo reads: ‘We’re Black. Black is powerful. Our struggle may look different, but we are all’ #ConcernedStudent1950. Grad. Student Jonathan Butler said the athletes wanted to join the struggle for justice on campus. ST. LOUIS—When Black students at the University of Missouri came together to force the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe, and the university chancellor, it was the culmination of years of complaints about the problem of racism at the school. [ 406 more words. ]

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Tweet accompanying photo reads: ‘We’re Black. Black is powerful. Our struggle may look different, but we are all’ #ConcernedStudent1950. Grad. Student Jonathan Butler said the athletes wanted to jo...

LOS ANGELES - Coming out of the extremely successful organizing and turnout for the “Justice Or Else!” gathering in Wash...
11/10/2015
Black Dollars, Black Power and Shutting a Down Black Friday!

LOS ANGELES - Coming out of the extremely successful organizing and turnout for the “Justice Or Else!” gathering in Washington, D.C., marking the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, is a mass mobilization for a nationwide boycott of Black Friday—the major Christmas holiday spending season from Nov. 27 to Jan. 1. #BoycottChristmas is a major call to action coming out of the massive gathering on October 10, 2015. [ 99 more words. ]

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LOS ANGELES - Coming out of the extremely successful organizing and turnout for the “Justice Or Else!” gathering in Washington, D.C., marking the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, is a mas...

The Justice Or Else Movement continues. Earlier this month, there was a massive march on Washington D.C. and people of a...
11/09/2015
Justice Or Else Message For AllHipHop.com

The Justice Or Else Movement continues. Earlier this month, there was a massive march on Washington D.C. and people of all races, colors, creeds and walks of life gathered to listen to Minister Louis Farrakhan speak – in part – to commemorate the anniversary of the Million Man March. The other portion of the celebration was really steps to move forward in the name of justice and freedom. [ 30 more words. ]

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The Justice Or Else Movement continues. Earlier this month, there was a massive march on Washington D.C. and people of all races, colors, creeds and walks of life gathered to listen to Minister Lou...

TERRORISM IN THE CLASSROOM Another outrage as police officer slams Black girl to the floor, but activists say Black girl...
11/08/2015
BLACK GIRLS’ LIVES MATTER!!

TERRORISM IN THE CLASSROOM Another outrage as police officer slams Black girl to the floor, but activists say Black girls are targeted across the country not just in South Carolina COLUMBIA, S.C. - Disdain nationwide and protests in South Carolina were growing in the aftermath of viral video capturing a Black high school girl brutally slammed to the floor and dragged across a classroom by a White deputy sheriff. [ 99 more words. ]

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TERRORISM IN THE CLASSROOM Another outrage as police officer slams Black girl to the floor, but activists say Black girls are targeted across the country not just in South Carolina COLUMBIA, S.C. -...

Just a little more than a week after the overwhelming showing of unity during the Justice Or Else themed 20th Anniversar...
10/28/2015
‘Lend your expertise’ Farrakhan urges at leadership meeting

Just a little more than a week after the overwhelming showing of unity during the Justice Or Else themed 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March convened by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, he spoke to a capacity crowd at Nation of Islam international headquarters at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, and announced plans to gather those with organizing skills to facilitate an “economic withdrawal,” through a Christmas spending boycott, aimed at companies nationwide. Read more here

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Just a little more than a week after the overwhelming showing of unity during the Justice Or Else themed 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March convened  by the Honorable Minister Louis Far...

Hundreds of Black youths from across the city journeyed to Washington, D.C., for the Justice or Else! Million Man March ...
10/25/2015
A life-changing experience gained from rally

Hundreds of Black youths from across the city journeyed to Washington, D.C., for the Justice or Else! Million Man March on Oct. 10. Two weeks later, many say the experience has left an imprint on their thinking about life and how they see themselves in America. They were not born when the first Million Man March took place in 1995, but they said the effects of the recent one, nevertheless, were a powerful — and unlike any experience they have ever had. Read the full article here.

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Hundreds of Black youths from across the city journeyed to Washington, D.C., for the Justice or Else! Million Man March on Oct. 10. Two weeks later, many say the experience has left an imprint on t...

Just after Minister Louis Farrakhan completed his “barn burner” sermon at the Justice or Else rally in Washington D.C., ...
10/25/2015
Chuck D: Not Only Do #BlackLivesMatter, But Black Love Matters

Just after Minister Louis Farrakhan completed his “barn burner” sermon at the Justice or Else rally in Washington D.C., Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, spoke with hip-hop pioneer and founding member of the iconic group Public Enemy, Chuck D. During their discussion, Chuck D told Martin, “We’re really at a serious point of desperation and that’s why there was an appetite to clamor and want for Min. [ 37 more words. ]

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Just after Minister Louis Farrakhan completed his “barn burner” sermon at the Justice or Else rally in Washington D.C., Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, spoke with hip-hop pioneer and founding m...

Roland Martin spoke with actor Harry Lennix and Dr. Cornel West during the Justice or Else rally held in Washington D.C....
10/25/2015
Dr. Cornel West: Once You Break The Back Of Fear, It’s A New Day For Oppressed People

Roland Martin spoke with actor Harry Lennix and Dr. Cornel West during the Justice or Else rally held in Washington D.C. this weekend. During their discussion, Dr. West discussed Min. Louis Farrakhan’s remarks about the young people of Ferguson breaking the back of fear “in the face of the police, in the face of the most powerful government and police force in the world.” Watch here.

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Roland Martin spoke with actor Harry Lennix and Dr. Cornel West during the Justice or Else rally held in Washington D.C. this weekend. During their discussion, Dr. West discussed Min. Louis Farrakh...

Roland Martin, host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, spoke with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons about this past weekend’s Justice ...
10/25/2015
Justice Or Else: Russell Simmons Discusses “Redistributing The Pain” Through Big Business, Police Body Cams

Roland Martin, host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, spoke with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons about this past weekend’s Justice or Else Rally and Minister Louis Farrakhan’s remarks about redistributing the pain to enact social justice in America. Watch here .

http://justiceorelsephilly.com/2015/10/25/justice-or-else-russell-simmons-discusses-redistributing-the-pain-through-big-business-police-body-cams

Roland Martin, host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, spoke with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons about this past weekend’s Justice or Else Rally and Minister Louis Farrakhan’s remarks about redistributing the...

Hey isn’t that… music moguls Russell Simmons and P. Diddy (a.k.a. Sean Combs); rappers J. Cole and Snoop Dogg; comedian ...
10/25/2015
Celebrities in the crowd for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

Hey isn’t that… music moguls Russell Simmons and P. Diddy (a.k.a. Sean Combs); rappers J. Cole and Snoop Dogg; comedian Dave Chappelle; and “Empire” star Bryshere Y. Gray among the thousands commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday? Full article available at The Washington Post website.

http://justiceorelsephilly.com/2015/10/25/celebrities-in-the-crowd-for-the-20th-anniversary-of-the-million-man-march

Hey isn’t that… music moguls Russell Simmons and P. Diddy (a.k.a. Sean Combs); rappers J. Cole and Snoop Dogg; comedian Dave Chappelle; and “Empire” star Bryshere Y. Gray among the thousands commem...

After "Daily Show" senior protest correspondent Roy Wood Jr. attended the Justice Or Else March marking the 20th anniver...
10/25/2015
‘Daily Show’ Asks White People What ‘Justice Or Else’ Slogan Means (VIDEO)

After "Daily Show" senior protest correspondent Roy Wood Jr. attended the Justice Or Else March marking the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., Wood asked white people what the march's slogan "Justice Or Else" meant to them...Watch the report, from Comedy Central.

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After "Daily Show" senior protest correspondent Roy Wood Jr. attended the Justice Or Else March marking the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., Wood asked white people wh...

by James Wright Special to the AFRO Minister Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 200 people that the Nation of Islam will te...
10/25/2015
Farrakhan outlines next steps after Million Man March anniversary

by James Wright Special to the AFRO Minister Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 200 people that the Nation of Islam will team up with 100 Black Men, an influential national Black male organization, and reinvigorate local organizing committees (LOC) nationwide to move their agenda forward. The minister revealed his detailed plans on Oct. 11 at the Marriott Marquis in Northwest D.C., one day after the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 10. Read the complete article at www.phillytrib.com.

http://justiceorelsephilly.com/2015/10/25/farrakhan-outlines-next-steps-after-million-man-march-anniversary

by James Wright Special to the AFRO Minister Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 200 people that the Nation of Islam will team up with 100 Black Men, an influential national Black male organization, an...

Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, is crisscrossing the country, including a recent stop in Philadelphia,...
08/17/2015
As Million Man March anniversary nears, Farrakhan calls for economic boycott Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/jehron_muhammad/As-Million-Man-March-anniversary-nears-Farrakhan-calls-for-economic-boycott.html#g8jcMOvOepRB1WpO.99

Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, is crisscrossing the country, including a recent stop in Philadelphia, to drum up support for the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 10 -- with the theme of #JusticeOrElse. With violence, including the attack on a historic black church that left nine dead and the torching of black Southern churches, domestic terrorism against African Americans seems to be on the increase. [ 43 more words. ]

http://justiceorelsephilly.com/2015/08/17/as-million-man-march-anniversary-nears-farrakhan-calls-for-economic-boycott-read-more-at-httpwww-philly-comphillyblogsjehron_muhammadas-million-man-march-anniversary-nears-farrakhan-calls-for

Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, is crisscrossing the country, including a recent stop in Philadelphia, to drum up support for the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Million Man Marc...

By Tenina X Brown In light of recent deaths caused by gun violence, police brutality, the lack of jobs, and poverty, the...
08/17/2015
Youth At Forefront of Philly #Justice or Else Movement

By Tenina X Brown In light of recent deaths caused by gun violence, police brutality, the lack of jobs, and poverty, the call has been made to go back to Washington DC on October 10, 2015 for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March to demand justice or else. This time the call is not only for black men, but for anyone who seeks freedom, justice, equality and peace for all; however, it’s important that young people are at the forefront. [ 461 more words. ]

http://justiceorelsephilly.com/2015/08/17/youth-at-forefront-of-philly-justice-or-else-movement

By Tenina X Brown In light of recent deaths caused by gun violence, police brutality, the lack of jobs, and poverty, the call has been made to go back to Washington DC on October 10, 2015 for the 2...

“We believe the youth is the future and that future is now,” said the 26-year-old spoken word artist Seff Al-Afriki. Afr...
08/06/2015
Jehron Muhammad: Muslim professionals organize artists for Million Man March Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/jehron_muhammad/Jehron-Muhammad-Muslim-professionals-organize-artists-for-Million-Man-March.html#3XZIZcirgL1taiXJ.99

“We believe the youth is the future and that future is now,” said the 26-year-old spoken word artist Seff Al-Afriki. Afriki, who got his big break in 2009 at a HBO special produced by Russell Simmons, not only spends his time “spitting out rhymes,” he is also an “unofficial Junior Imam” at Philadelphia’s Masjidullah and can be heard around the tri-state region as a featured Khateeb (lecturer) during the Friday Jumu’ah prayer service. [ 114 more words. ]

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“We believe the youth is the future and that future is now,” said the 26-year-old spoken word artist Seff Al-Afriki. Afriki, who got his big break in 2009 at a HBO special produced by Russell Simmo...

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