P.O.P. plans march to mark anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s killing

2-24-2014 4-59-19 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – On Wednesday, February 26th, the People’s Organization for Progress will host a memorial rally to mark the second anniversary of the killing of Sanford, Florida teen, Trayvon Martin by a self-appointed community watchman George Zimmerman!

Participants will gather at Broad and Market Streets, downtown Newark at 5pm!

Trayvon Martin’s death sparked a national outrage when he was killed two years ago. Most troubling was that his killer was not even charged at the aftermath of the incident! After national protests and an arrest bounty being put on Zimmerman by the New Black Panther Party, Zimmerman was finally taken into custody and charged.

In August, when Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury, another wave of national protests were again launched. Since then, in response to mass outrage, the Justice Department has said that it “will be looking into the case” for possible civil rights violations, but has since said nothing about the case.

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted a large march and rally in Newark to condemn the acquittal…


On Friday, February 28th, the Passaic branch of the People’s Organization for Progress and the Community Unity Leadership Council will host a special Black history month program ‘Unity in the Community-Organizing in the Struggle!’

This special event takes place at Martin Luther King School # 6, 85 Hamilton Avenue, Passaic at 6pm.

Special guest speaker will be Alton Maddox of the United Afrikan Movement (UAM). There will also be a panel of fiery presenters including hip hop legend Professor Griff of Public Enemy notoriety, Keisha Forrester, area representative for UAM, and Lawrence Hamm, the indefatigable founding chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress.

The event will also continue to rally support of Judge Karen Brown. Brown is finishing a three year appointed term as presiding judge. Even though she was lauded for her work on the bench in that function by all sides of the community, she was not reappointed as was expected. Instead her post eliminated for budgetary constraints.

Community supporters and observers say that the budgetary constraints are actually a cover for derailing meaningful efforts to increase the Black community’s representation at that level of government…

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