Thanks to the release of the movie “SELMA” and the King holiday, there will be a lot of conversation about social justice, civil rights, and equality. But how many of us move beyond the Dr. King sound bytes to embrace the much more durable idea that love should be at the root of it all?
Protestors rallied outside of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex this past Sunday to take a stand against law enforcement injustice. Members of Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild (POWER) Organization were on hand as early as 6pm as men and women of the cloth and their congregations were brought together to pray and help raise their voices against injustice in our city as well as across the country.
“On the evening of Nov. 24, Lesley McSpadden stood in front of a crowd waiting for news of an indictment in the shooting death of her son by Officer Darren Wilson. With TV cameras poised to capture her reaction, McSpadden stood atop a car in front of the Ferguson Police Department, surrounded by supporters. She braced herself to hear what many of us had anticipated.”