By Brother Jesse Muhammad
The people took a pause on Monday, for a day of mourning over the loss of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (Note: Read the latest Final Call coverage by Editor Richard Muhammad)
A National March on Ferguson is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 30, at 10 a.m., starting at Canfield Drive and W. Florissant Avenue 63135 in Ferguson, Mo., in St. Louis County.
Bro. Richard reported via Facebook, "The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is sponsoring this march as another step in coalition efforts to obtain justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teenager shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The march is also part of efforts to embrace and organize youth and the community for the struggle needed to obtain justice and resolve longstanding abuses and oppression."
And that "national leaders are expected to speak at the gathering. National and local hip hop artists are expected to participate..."
“We must keep the pressure on and pull youth and youth leaders into planning and organizing efforts. They have suffered far too long and the targeting Black youth must end now,” said A. Akbar Muhammad, a spokesperson for the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition.
For more information, please call Zaki Baruti at (314) 594-7022.