Thursday in NYC, Rapper MYSONNE, TAMIKA D. MALLORY, and CARMEN PEREZ of the JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC were at the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview at the POWER 105.1 studios foe an interview with ANGELA YEE and CHARLAMAGNE Tha GOD on THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!
JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC will be joined by fellow activists and friends to embark on a historic journey — a nine day march from NEW YORK CITY to our U.S. Capitol in WASHINGTON, D.C., to deliver a JUSTICE PACKAGE that will include criminal justice reform legislation to end racial profiling and demilitarize police.
Named the #MARCH2JUSTICE, they kicked-off this morning, Monday, April 13, at RICHMOND VALLEY METRO STATION on STATEN ISLAND, NYC, and will take members to key cities on the East Coast where they will hold local rallies and mobilize with supporters.
By April 21, #MARCH2JUSTICE participants will have made it to The NATIONAL MALL in WASHINGTON, D.C., where they will call for action on three pieces of legislation before the UNITED STATES CONGRESS.
NEWS ONE reports from JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC;
"We MARCH in solidarity with our elders, our youth, our incarcerated brothers and sisters, and the families and communities of those impacted by police brutality. We MARCH on behalf of Eric Garner. And Akai Gurley. And Jesse Hernandez. And Rekia Boyd. And Tamir Rice. And Michael Brown. And Renisha McBride. And London Colvin. And John Crawford III. And Miriam Carey. And Anthony Baez. And Ramarley Graham.
We #MARCH2JUSTICE because we believe that together, we can change the landscape of this nation and prove once and for all that ALL men and women are created equal. And we ALL have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
If you are considering participating, here are some things you should know:
Where are we going?
#March2Justice will span 5 states in nine days. Check the list below to see key cities and events.
April 13: NYC Rally and Step Off — Staten Island, Richmond Valley Metro Station/ Newark Rally (7pm) at the Willing Heart Community Care Center
April 14: Community rally in Trenton
April 15: Community rally in Philadelphia
April 16: Lincoln University Student Talk
April 17: Marchers travel from Lincoln University to Laurel, MD/ No Rally
April 18: Baltimore rally
April 19: Marchers travel from Baltimore to Laurel, MD/No rally
April 20: DC Arrival/Marchers travel from Laurel to Union Temple Baptist Church
April 21: DC March & Rally — Marchers gather for rally and step off at noon for a long walk with Civil Rights leaders, elders, legislators, and more special guests for a March through DC streets, ending on the West Lawn of Capitol Hill/5:00pm Rally & Concert on West Lawn
JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC is an initiative of The GATHERING For JUSTICE, a social action/social justice organization formed by Activist/Author/Actor/Singer HAPPY BELAFONTE in 2005.