At exactly noon on Monday, 16-year-old Bria Bradshaw and her mother Charmaine walked into Tommy Pak's Kwik Stop in South Dallas, then stopped short. There was a horde of men and women in the convenience store, black and Korean, and most were in suits. There were video cameras set up toward the back, ... More >>
Dear Friends Among Dallas Black Activists: Some of you have contacted me to ask me who this Uncle Tom son of a bitch Greg Howard is working for the Observer. One of you --- a guy with a long history of responsible activism -- called me from the picket line at the Shamrock Kwik-Stop on MLK Boulevar ... More >>
Led by a little-known minister, protesters rallied to run a Korean store owner out of business. Then they learned a little more about that minister.
Yesterday, Korean community leaders involved in quelling the Shamrock Kwik Stop protests sent Unfair Park a video of Nation of Islam Student Minister Jeffery Muhammad speaking to reporters on the picket line. The footage was taken in late January, before a group of black and Korean leaders met last ... More >>
The protests outside Tommy Pak's Diamond Shamrock Kwik Stop in South Dallas have dwindled, but the battle pitting black activists against the Korean store owner continues online at the Don't Stop Don't Shop Facebook page. There are still promises to continue the fight to shut down Pak's store, the ... More >>
As promised, Korean and black leaders met today in Oak Cliff to announce the end of the Diamond Shamrock Kwik Stop protests on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Rev. Ronald Wright addressed the media first, standing next to Korean Society of Dallas vice president Ted Kim. The two were flanked by bla ... More >>
Anthony Bond, founder of the Irving chapter of the NAACP, looked at what was happening in South Dallas, at the Diamond Shamrock Kwik Stop on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and decided: Enough's enough. Those protests at the Korean-owned convenience store had to stop, as did calls for its owner Th ... More >>
A week ago Monday, two people picketed outside Diamond Shamrock Kwik Stop on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. "Don't Stop, Don't Shop," and "They're Using the 'N' Word," their signs read. The day after that, there were three. One snapped my picture for crossing the picket line and entering the stor ... More >>
The Rev. Zan HolmesBack in June, some two dozen educators, religious leaders and activists -- among them The Rev. Zan Holmes, John Fullinwider, Frederick Haynes III, Diane Ragsdale and Beverly Mitchell-Brooks -- urged the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees to appoint former DISD ... More >>
That's the full title of the latest JWP protest being staged by the National Black United Front, not to be confused with the Judean People's Front or the Popular Front of Judea, who will return to the Pan-African Connection Bookstore across the street from Fair Park, scene of last month's overhea ... More >>
Via.Moments ago, Thomas Muhammad -- president of the Dallas chapter of the National Black United Front and organizer of Saturday's rally for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price -- sent word that a Very Special Guest has been added the list of speakers scheduled to attend Saturday. That wo ... More >>
Yesterday's "Justice for John" event at the St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church was all kinds of things: a rally in support of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who entered to chants of "John! John! John!" before taking his seat near the back; a fund-raiser for his legal defen ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, March 3, 2009... All right, all right, all right: Matthew McConaughey has gotten into the music business! Too bad he didn't take into account the fact that record labels are losing a lot of money. I always thought the official st ... More >>
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