A new Okayplayer article profiles street and subway dancers of color who, once a staple of New York City’s commuter culture, find their shows restricted by police and residents who seem them as a nuisance.
Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”
Contributor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “Ultimately, we aim to contribute to that movement by ensuring that Black women are at the center of an economy and a democracy that works for all of us.”
April 4 is significant for two reasons: On April 4, 1967 we see the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King making his first antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam.” On April 4, 1968, King is assassinated. We talked to veteran activist and King scholar Rev. Osagyefo Sekou about what that speech means today. and why King’s legacy cannot be reduced to “I Have a Dream.”