Cornel West addresses the protest. Photo: Edward Leavy Jr. Thousands braved heat and no shade to rally and march in Newark, New Jersey, on July 25 and police brutality, racial injustice and economic inequality. The majority African-American crowd were supporting a demonstration initiated by the Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress.
Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African American woman, has joined the growing list of Black people killed by police whose case has become a national issue. Bland was active in the Black Lives Matter movement, posting a series of videos in defence of the movement.