Against All Odds: We Will Succeed

Parents Assembly SARN held a Parents Assembly themed “Against All Odds: We Will Succeed” on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Mildred L. Terry Public Library.  Dr. Kevin Rome, President of Lincoln University in Jefferson City Missouri was the special guest speaker. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson also made a presentation. Parents spoke out on challenges they face …

Zimmerman Verdict

We watched and waited for the legal system to work in the case of George Zimmerman using deadly force on Trayvon Martin. There is no dispute that George Zimmerman stalked Trayvon Martin because Trayvon fit his stereotypical profile of a young, black male. Zimmerman used a stereotype to “take charge” even after being told by …

Not a just system

Despite the fact Trayvon Martin is dead, and George Zimmerman stalked Martin, Martin is the one judged to be responsible for his own death. And Zimmerman, based on his observed reaction when the verdict was read, expected it. Sadly, so did I. What crystalized my thoughts, apart from 71 years of observing, and experiencing at …

April 26 “Building a Village” Fundraiser

SARN had a great event on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Liberty Theatre from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., which raised funds to support the 5-year strategic plan for “Building a Village” in Columbus, Georgia. Everyone enjoyed cultural presentations of music and poetry and as well as the auction items. The Building a Village project aims …

Community Forum: Racial Disparity Solutions in Health Care

SARN, along with Health Care for All – NC, NCCU Department of Public Health and Occupy Health and Wellness NC held a forum on racial disparities in health care on Thursday, January 31st at  6pm at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC. The event featured Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, FAAP, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and …

Southern Freedom Movement Rises!

Almost three hundred community leaders gathered in Lowndes County, Alabama on September 22, 2012, and we are regenerating the Southern Freedom Movement. Large delegations of young people from every state in the South, migrants living in Alabama and beyond, Black organizers and leaders from 10 states, and LGBTQ organizers from five states came together to …