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Articles About black lives matter
At the virtual MLK Day event held on Monday, Jan. 18, via Zoom, Bomani Moyenda, a longtime local activist, was finally given the Peacemaker Award by the Yellow Springs Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee.
This is fourth in a series on the impacts of racism in Yellow Springs and local anti-racist efforts and approaches.
In this week’s article, the third in the News’ current series, “Facing Race,” we take a closer look at the interplay of race and representation in the village, based on interviews with six Black villagers in elected and other leadership roles locally.
At its June 15 regular meeting, Village Council declared racism a public health crisis and committed to taking “meaningful action” to respond to the “death, trauma and injury caused by institutional racism.”
Amid national calls for policing reform following the most recent wave of killings of Black people by police officers, villagers are once again raising their voices for change in the Yellow Springs Police Department.
About 500 people gathered peacefully yet powerfully in Yellow Springs, Saturday, June 6, to protest racism, police violence and the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by police in late May.
Yellow Springs was one of more than 350 cities and towns across the country to hold a demonstration after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota earlier in the week.
This week, Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson and Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden released statements addressing the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the ongoing issues of police brutality against people of color in the country.