There have been Huge protest against racism and police brutality across USA, as a result of the unfortunate death of George Floyd, who was killed by a bad cop in Minneapolis.
Mr Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May. Video showed a white police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes while he is pinned to the floor, despite begging for his life. Floyd was repeatedly saying ‘ I CANT BREATHE’ ‘PLEASE’ ‘MAMA’ George repeated that he could not breathe for atleast 16 times, before he died.
The protest has resulted to violence, riot, “opportunistic” looting and destruction of properties in some of the states.
The Jshow organised a meeting and invited some special Guests to address address the community on how we can achieve Revolution without Violence
our special guest are
- Commissioner Lorraine Badley (DACAC)
- Senator Stephanie Hansen
- Dr. Julius Garvey (son of Marcus Garvey)
- DE Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long Prof.
- Professor Akll Khalfani
- Master Sergeant Scott Saunders
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Commissioner Lorraine Badley (DACAC) is a Democratic Party member,Previous Delegate 2012 to President Obama
Naacp member and advocate
Jamaican Diaspora representative
The Delaware African Caribbean affairs commission
Junior Achievement teacher in elementary and junior high school.
Advocate for rights of Black children to be treated fairly in schools..
Lobby in Washington for the Pardon of Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
The fair treatment of deported people to be deported with dignity.
Member of and supporter FURI
Senator Hansen has been a practicing environmental attorney in Delaware since 2001. Prior to practicing law, she served as the President of New Castle County Council, and as an environmental scientist/hydrologist with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. She began her community work as the founder and President of the Frenchtown Woods Civic Association and later as the founder and President of the Bear Glasgow Council of Civic Organizations.
Dr. Julius Garvey, eminent US surgeon and son of Jamaican human rights leader, national hero and philosopher Marcus Garvey
Dr. Garvey graduated from Wolmer’s Trust High School for Boys in Kingston in 1950; earned his B.S. degree from McGill University in Montréal, Canada in 1957; and his M.D., C.M. degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1961. He then embarked on a long, successful medical career in cities that include Montréal, New York City and Baltimore, serving both as an instructor in surgery and an attending-in-charge of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
DE Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long was sworn in as Delaware’s 26th Lt. Governor on January 17th, 2017.
Born and raised on her family’s farm in Sussex County with her two older brothers, Bethany graduated from Indian River High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Dana. After graduation, she went on to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a nurse at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Upon graduation, she and her husband, Dana, moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where she pursued her MSN in community health nursing, while Dana was stationed there as a member of the United States Navy. During Dana’s last tour at the Pentagon, Bethany completed her PhD in health policy and nursing administration from George Mason University, and served as a fellow for the U.S. Senate as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Their love of Delaware, and desire to be close to their families caused Bethany and Dana to move back and make their home in Middletown with their son, Brock.
Professor Akil Kokayi Khalfani is a Change Agent, Motivational Speaker, Cultural Ambassador, Author, and Professor. He is a candidate for the US Congress representing New Jersey’s 10th congressional district. He is a global citizen who strives to recognize and rectify historical and current injustices. In 2016, he was awarded The Chair Academy’s 2016 International Exemplary Leadership Award. In 2017 was honored by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Pi Chapter for his outstanding contributions in the field of education and his humanitarian deeds to his community.
He is the Director of the Africana Institute and the Center for Global Studies and Experiences and is also an Associate Professor of Sociology at Essex County College. Dr. Khalfani has been recognized for his community service work by the United States Congress, the California and New Jersey State Senates, and several municipalities in New Jersey. He is a Commissioner for the West Orange Human Relations Commission. He is the author of The Hidden Debate. A monograph on affirmative action in South African and the United States.
Dr. Khalfani earned a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, from which he also earned a Graduate Certificate in African Studies. He studied isiZulu, Afrikaans and southern African History at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He earned his Bachelor’s degree also in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His areas of expertise are Africana Studies, race relations, social stratification, and developing solutions to social problems.
Master Sergeant Scott Saunders is currently employed as a member of the Middletown Police Department in Middletown, Delaware. Scott is currently the Community Services Officer for his agency. He also holds certifications in the following areas: Crime Prevention Specialist, Certified Hostage Negotiator, Certified Instructor, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Veterans Response Team (VRT), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D. K-8). Scott holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and works part time as a Drug & Alcohol Clinician at a local (MAT) treatment facility.