Click the above image to see PressTV’s coverage of the Black is Back rally, “Break the Silence”, in Washington DC
Click the above image of Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement, to see Iranian PressTV’s media coverage of the “Break the Silence: Unreported Wars and Attacks on Africans Worldwide,” a mobilization of the Black is Back Coaliton for Social Justice, Peace, and Reparations!
Below is the text from PressTV’s website:
The Black is Back Coalition which is made up of several rights and black empowerment groups held a rally in Washington DC to address the problems faced by African Americans.
Activists raised many domestic social justice issues in the black community. For example, African Americans make up 14% of the U.S. population but 50% of its prison population. The community also suffers from high unemployment, education bias and the economic crisis.
(As the first African American in the White House, Barack Obama’s presidency has caused strong reactions by many Black is Back Coalition members here in Malcolm X Park.
Protesters discussed the initial positive reaction to a black president and how that has changed.
Black community activists also protested against being labeled Obama supporters.
The annual rally will be followed by a conference addressing the social justice issues present within black communities.