The Female Solution: Can Dr. King’s Non Violent Tactics Defeat Racism Today?

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Guests are joining us live from Memphis, Tennessee where the culmination of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination is being held.

The event has drawn people from across the nation, to recollect the times and honor the life of a man who ignited a movement for justice in the world by putting into practice a philosophy of non-violent protest–drawing the eyes of the world to America’s problem of racial injustice. Today’s the U.S. is still grappling with racism, but the openly enforced segregation of schools, libraries, lunch counters, movie theaters, and neighborhoods no longer exists, and so there has been undeniable progress.

Today’s racial injustice is encapsulated for many by the slaying of black citizens by police officers, who later claim the killings to be justifiable. Groups like “Black Lives Matter” have organized mass protest marches – but what is the goal? Is it to challenge an unjust law? Demand a new law? Can the tactic of non-violent protest marches address and eliminate the racism of our day? What tactic would actually make a difference?

In Tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: South Africa’s 1st Black First Lady (1936-2018)

For the Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the People of South Africa…
 
On behalf of the Community Wide Shuraa Conference (CWSC), we are saddened by the news of the passing of Ms. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of the Late South African President Melson Mandela. 
WinnieMandelaThough she endured South Africa’s white minority rule imprisonment and regime house arrest, as a freedom fighter she was venerated as the Mother of the Nation, the Grandmother of Africa, and one of the prominent leaders in the battle against apartheid.
The unyielding legacy of Ms. Madikizela-Mandela, despite any controversies or personal mistake, for many symbolize sacrifice, steadfastness, courage, and the inspiration inherent in the struggle for justice, worldwide.
Our thoughts and prayers are for her, her family and the South African people. May Allah (SWT) reward His servant as He pleases according to the best of her deeds and intentions.
 
Dr. Aisha Kareem, CEO AM360
for the CWSC

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