May 13, 2020 was an historic and emotionally charged day as the city of Philadelphia took time to commemorate the horrific bombing of the MOVE family compound 35 years ago by police.
Tributes & Remembrance
Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old.
Balloons and Chinese lanterns were let off in Coventry last night as friends and family of Sean Fitzgerald marked the one-year anniversary of his death. Crowds gathered at the grave of Mr Fitzgerald, who was shot dead during an armed police raid.
Fred Hampton, the official chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was only 21 years old on Dec. 4, 1969, when he was brutally assassinated while sleeping in his bed.
Representatives from Birmingham’s Irish community stood alongside relatives of the 21 people killed in the city by IRA terrorists as the region’s blackest night was remembered. 45 years on there was recollections of the victims.
The sister of former paratrooper Christopher Alder who died in police custody 20 years ago says she “absolutely loves” a new graffiti tribute. The artwork is by well known Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox.
Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was murdered to silence other human rights lawyers, his son has said. This week marks 30 years since Finucane was shot 14 times by loyalists in collusion with British security forces.
February 5th would have been Trayvon Martin’s 24th birthday. People took to social media with an outpouring of support honoring him. The teen’s death marked a call of urgency to Blacks to continue to fight for their lives.