Join ‘Our Black is Beautiful’ Juneteenth Celebration

From 11 am to 1 pm join us virtually on the Pima Community College Tube Channel as we reminisce about past Juneteenth events, entertain you with history, song, poetry, dance, appearances from city officials, pastors, local small businesses, the Buffalo Soldiers, and the Juneteenth Board and Committee. Simply visit on June 19 at 11 am and 9 pm. Then join us for a live Tucson Juneteenth local vendor and food truck event at the Dunbar Pavilion 325 W. 2nd Street from 4 pm to 8 pm. Last but not least, join us for an encore performance again on the [...]

By |2021-06-09T20:02:15-07:00June 9th, 2021|Black Lives Matter|

The Compelling Movie about Harriet Tubman

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the Movie Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Richard Brody of the New Yorker writes, "The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons’s direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture. The action begins in Maryland, in 1849, where the [...]

By |2020-07-24T09:18:42-07:00July 24th, 2020|Black Lives Matter|

Build Back Better: Joe Biden’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Working Families

Joe Biden believes to his core that there’s no greater economic engine in the world than the hard work and ingenuity of the American people. Nobody has more respect for the working women and men who get up every day to build and sustain this country, or more confidence that they can meet the challenges we face. This plan is from Make no mistake: America has been knocked down. The unemployment rate is higher than it was in the Great Recession. Millions have lost jobs, hours, pay, health care, or the small business they started, through no fault of [...]

Trump erodes America’s foundation. This Fourth of July, I pledge to rebuild it.

The Fourth of July commemorates a courageous, extraordinary day, when the architects of our nation laid the first stone in the foundation of American democracy. In the nearly two and a half centuries since, our Independence Day has come to stand not only for that timeless bedrock, but also for every brick, beam and pillar Americans have marched and bled to build atop it. Our democracy rose up from the ground when we ended slavery and ratified the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. It rose higher when women fought for suffrage — and won. It was fortified when a lawyer named Thurgood [...]

By |2020-07-06T16:11:54-07:00July 6th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Joe Biden|

DGT President Bodine Supports ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner on City Hall

Larry Bodine is a writer for the Blog for Arizona Tucson Mayor Regina Romero unveiled the Black Lives Matter banner on Juneteenth, a celebratory day commemorating when U.S. slaves were freed in 1865. "I think it's an entirely appropriate use of public funds," Larry Bodine, President of the Democrats of Greater Tucson said. Bodine said the banner is a way for the city to show support for Black people and demand police reform. "You're not gonna cause any change or call things to the public's attention if you don't something dramatic," Bodine said. "This banner is [...]

#WhatMatters featuring Bubba Wallace

In our newest episode of What Matters, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace joins BLM’s Managing Director Kailee Scales. Together, they discuss Bubba’s experience as the sole Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.Kailee and Bubba explore how NASCAR banning the confederate flag has impacted the Black community and how the murder of George Floyd impacted Bubba personally. Bubba also shares his own journey with NASCAR and his efforts to engage more Black people to enjoy his sport. Note: This episode was recorded prior to a noose being discovered in Bubba’s racing stall that, unbelievably, nobody seems to be able to explain. But [...]

By |2020-06-27T15:16:26-07:00June 27th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Racism|

New Black Lives Matter Video

This is our moment.In response to continuing state violence toward Black communities, we have taken to the streets and are demanding more from our neighbors and our elected officials. We can feel the energy shifting. Our voices have spread to every corner of our country and all across the globe -- and we’re only just getting started. We are making our voices heard. We are making ourselves seen. We are making our pain felt. And we are demanding the change we deserve. Our fight for liberty, justice, and freedom continues on, and together, we can -- and will -- transform. [...]

By |2020-06-22T16:50:37-07:00June 22nd, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Racism, Uncategorized|

In new ad, the Biden campaign calls Trump “Too Weak to Lead”

The Biden campaign’s latest virtual ad is a damning indictment of Donald Trump. It essentially calls him a coward. The ad, called “Too Weak to Lead.” paints a harsh critique of Mr. Trump’s leadership during the protests following the police murder of George Floyd. This article was first published on the Blog for Arizona. The video shows peaceful marchers (some of whom are getting tear-gassed) and less than flattering pictures of the 2016 Popular Vote Loser. The script proceeds as follows. “Too scared to face the people.” “Too weak to lead.” “The nation marches for justice and like [...]

By |2020-06-14T18:03:49-07:00June 14th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Elections|
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