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Civil Rights Activist Plan Immigration Hunger Strike While Trump Wants To Break The Constitution by Immediately Sending Migrants Back Without Due Process

(McAllen, TX) – Today marks the beginning of a 24 day long hunger strike that is being led by civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and members of the Kennedy family. At a rally in McAllen, Texas yesterday, Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, joined Huerta to announce the strike and the 44 members of the Kennedy family who will be taking part.

Each participant plans to fast for 24 hours at a time, for 24 days in total in honor of the approximately 24-hundred children who have been separated from their families. Other participants include 11 members of Congress, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Alfre Woodard, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Meanwhile, the President wants authorities to waste no time deporting migrants who cross the border illegally. On Twitter,  Trump said that when someone comes into the country “we must immediately, with no judges or court cases, bring them back from where they came.” He called the U.S. immigration system “a mockery to good immigration policy.” Trump also said the U.S. needs an immigration system that’s based on merit.

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Thousands Gather In Memphis To Mark “Mountaintop” Speech

(Memphis, TN) –A celebration is underway in Memphis, Tennessee, where people have gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last speech.

His daughter, Dr. Bernice King, and thousands of national and international dignitaries are at Mason Temple to remember the “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech. King gave it on this day in 1968, the day before his assassination.

In it, he called for unity and nonviolent protests, and rallied support for Memphis’ striking sanitation workers.

Florida Attorney Takes Controversial Sacramento Police Shooting Case

(Sacramento, CA) – A Tallahassee attorney known for taking on controversial civil rights cases has been retained by the family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by police in California last week. Benjamin Crump gathered at Sacramento City Hall yesterday with Stephon Clark’s family members, the NAACP, and leaders of Black Lives Matter.Stephon ClarkHe pointed out that white suspects in the South Florida high school massacre and the Texas package bombings were not shot, while the unarmed Clark was shot 20 times. Crump has represented families of victims in other shooting cases including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice.

Black Lives Matter Group Interrupts Hillary Clinton As She Speaks At CAU

(SL) – The Hillary Clinton for African Americans Event went down on Friday in Atlanta and of course Sytonnia LIVE was on location at CAU’s Epps Gymnasium which was full of Clinton supporters and non-supporters.

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Some of Atlanta’s most influential people took part in the rally. Mayor Kaseem Reed, Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Hawks Owner Grant Hill and many more. But what started out as a peaceful gathering quickly turned into chaos.

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Grant Hill speaks on behalf of Hillary Clinton who was his mother’s roommate in college. (Photo Credit: Terrence Carter)

As Hillary As Hillary referenced our civil rights leaders and following their methods for change…the interruption came from the back.

Hillary stood firm as they got louder A few men moved in to try and encourage the group to leave quietly.

At first, the former secretary of state acknowledged them: “Yes they do and I’m gonna talk a lot about that in a minute,” she said.

She then tried ignoring the protesters, shouting her remarks over the chants.

“I have some issues to discuss and proposals to make if our friends will allow me to do it. They may actually find them to their liking,” Clinton said, while continuing to speak over the disruption, one of the loudest she had faced on the campaign trail.

At this point, mind you, they are standing in front of the mayor, Congressman Lewis, Usher etc. The Mayor looked to be in disbelief.

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His wife remained in her seat. Congressman Lewis tried to get the group to leave.

The crowd eventually started chanting..let her talk and Hil-la-ry. It was so bad the Mayor and Congressman Lewis went back on stage and stood firmly behind Hillary.

The secret service formed a strategic circle around the platform. Finally, the group was escorted out.

Once the chaos cleared, Hillary said and I quote….”I would like to thank Mayor Reed and Congressman John Lewis for having my back!” Lol I chuckled a little.

Handwritten Letter By Civil Rights Icon Malcolm X Goes On Sale

(Fox News) – A handwritten, six-page letter by activist Malcolm X written just after his famed pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964 was discovered in a storage locker and is going up for sale for $1.25 million.

The letter — on stationery imprinted with Arabic writing and illustrations of historic sites — reads: “I have just completed my pilgrimage (Hajj) here to the Holy City of Mecca . . . which is absolutely forbidden for non-Muslims to even rest their eyes upon. I very much doubt that 10 American citizens have ever visited Mecca, and I do believe that I might be the first American-born Negro to make the actual Hajj itself.”

“If white Americans could accept the religion of Islam . . . they, too, could then sincerely accept the Oneness of Men . . .”

– Malcolm X, in a 1964 letter

Recounting his experiences meeting “Muslims here of all colors and from every part of this earth,” Malcolm, who was assassinated in 1965, wrote that if Americans converted to Islam, it would stop racism.

“If white Americans could accept the religion of Islam . . . they, too, could then sincerely accept the Oneness of Men, and cease to measure others always in terms of their ‘difference in color,’ ” he wrote. “And with racism now plaguing America like an incurable cancer, all thinking Americans should be more respective to Islam as an already proven solution to the race problem.”