2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
27
2021

Activism Section

  • Sankofa Talk — Save us from UpSouth Ohio

    “Jim Crow, 80 years of convict leasing, systemic discrimination, wanton police brutality, and relentless voter suppression since 1865, have literally destroyed the lives and aspirations of millions of Black people.”

  • Sankofa Talk — The New Jim Crow Playbook, again

    “I am writing this just a few hours after the jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial went into deliberations. There very well may be a verdict by the time this is published. It has been a blood-curdling experience listening to the defense attorney grasping for straws in his attempt to win the day for his client.”

  • Wrecking Racism— Staying informed, only to mourn

    “One may question the movement in the forward direction, one may try to understand the experience of another, but how will there be a mending of relationships when the disconnect seems so severe?”

  • Wrecking Racism— Youth voices needed now

    The purpose of the column will be to provide an avenue for youth of the village to express their ideas, observations, experiences and thoughts about racism, race relations and related topics both locally and nationally.

  • MLK Day 2021 peacemaker award — Moyenda, a warrior peacemaker

    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.

  • ‘Where do we go from here’— Martin Luther King Jr. Day program set

    Villagers once again braved one of the colder days of the year to march in commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and in support of his ideals. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Yellow Springs will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 18, with the traditional, in-person MLK Day March, but the MLK Day program following the march will be offered in an online format; those planning to attend the online program must register in advance.

  • Sankofa Talk — An ‘All Lives Matter moment’

    Villagers, from left, Joan Chappelle, Cheryl Smith and Bomani Moyenda, and nearly 100 others attended a demonstration at the Greene County courthouse in Xenia on Monday evening to highlight the injustice of John Crawford’s death by police shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart in August. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In the most recent installment of Bomani Moyenda’s column, “Sankofa Talk,” Moyenda recounts a tense interaction with an “All Lives Matter” proponent at a forum at Wilmington College.

  • Demonstrators, Village at odds

    Discussions between a group of anti-racist demonstrators and Village officials broke down this week after a letter from two Council members was met with a swift rebuke from organizers.

  • Source documents on local anti-racist action

    Read the documents referenced in the August 13 YS News story, “Demonstrators, Village at odds.”

  • ‘Empower Black Women’ — Hear speeches from weekend rally

    On Saturday, July 11, villagers met for the seventh weekend in an ongoing demonstration against racism and police brutality. Listen to speakers from the demonstration, which bore the theme “Empower Black Women.”