"If we don't tell our own story it will not be told."
Jamar Clark was fatally shot by an officer of the Minneapolis police department on Sun., Nov. 15.
"He has not only enabled racism since the start of his tenure in 2012, but blatantly ignored and disrespected the concerns of students."
The trial of the former Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting and raping 13 black women, began this Monday.
The family of Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Black child shot by police last November, and their attorneys denounced the nearly one-year delay in charging officers responsible.
"As a result of the disastrous decision in the Citizens United case, the American political system has become totally corrupted."
"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."
"When I lived in Delaware and Maryland in the 1960s, societal racism was ugly and obvious to all who had eyes to see."
The institutionalized prejudices and distorted practices that led to her death are unacceptable in a nation of equal justice under the law.
"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.