Sandra Bland was only 28-years-old when she was found dead in her jail cell on July 2015. Now, on the seventh anniversary of her death, online users and media publications are still saying her name.
Tributes & Remembrance
In the five years since the Grenfell Tower fire, there have been four housing secretaries, three evacuated families are still awaiting permanent homes, and two phases of a public inquiry into the tragedy.
The theft of a blue plaque honouring a British-Nigerian man who drowned after he was chased by police is being treated as a hate crime. The memorial to David Oluwale disappeared just hours after it was unveiled.
Monday marked [what would have been] the 35th birthday of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in police custody following a questionable traffic stop-turned violent by the arresting officer in Texas in 2015.
Mumia Abu-Jamal remembers Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died at the age of 90. Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting to end apartheid. In 2007, Tutu visited Mumia on death row.
Sojourner Truth was a lot of things. She was a slave. A mother. A wife. An activist. A preacher. A woman who wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she believed in, regardless of the consequence.
Hundreds of friends and relatives of people who died in prison or police custody in the UK have held a rally and remembrance procession through central London, calling for justice for their loved ones.
About four dozen people stood around the stone memorial, decorated in marigolds and votive candles flickering against the cold autumnal wind at Andy’s Unity Park on Friday. It was the eighth anniversary.