By Ann G. Daniels

Deadline: NOW – 

Lest we forget, we aren’t just saying the names of Black lives who matter far away. This Juneteenth – and after – demand justice for Black lives that matter close to home.

In the East Bay: Law enforcement in our local counties, cities, and governmental agencies affect Black lives every day, through budgeting, corrupt officials, police presence, policing presence, and more. We are not powerless! Take action in these campaigns and action items:

Elsewhere in California: Justice for Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsh: Think lynching only happens “somewhere else”? Residents in towns in Southern California are finding Black men hanging from trees. The LA County Sheriff’s Department says Robert Fuller’s hanging death in Palmdale looks like a suicide. That’s the same thing that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said about Malcolm Harsh’s hanging death in Victorville ten days earlier – when they finally got around to performing an autopsy, twelve days after Harsh’s body was found. Harsh’s and Fuller’s families and friends and supporters are crying foul and demanding proper investigations. You can sign this petition demanding justice for Malcolm Harsh, and this petition for Robert Fuller.


Juneteenth Image by Wynn Pointaux from Pixabay

Ann G. Daniels’ checkered professional background includes practicing law, reproductive rights advocacy, creating web content for nonprofits and educational organizations, and teaching adult and family literacy. She also designs jewelry, teaches knitting, and sings second soprano.

Anne Spevack contributed to this article.


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