Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Drum Major for justice - Everette Howard

Below is the press release that I wrote and sent to news outlets on behalf of the Everette Howard family. We stood with the family at the protest. We made signs, we let our voices be heard. 

If you call me an agitator - also mention that I am a drum major for justice.  Every movement  needs people to shake the status quo.  We protested and we shined the flashlight on this tragedy. Tears flowing from my eyes.
NOTHING can bring Everette back but a settlement and changes means that he did not die in vein. Tears.
Without this blog, my voice would the flashlight be on the Cincinnati NAACP? Would there be a Cincinnati NAN chapter?  Somebody had to speak up? Did you?   Yep, I'm a drum major-- call me what you want because ACTION speaks louder than words.
Press Release
Family of teen who was tased to death on the campus of University of Cincinnati will hold three protest on Monday .

Everette Howard was a North College Hill graduate, was in a summer program on the University of Cincinnati’s campus to prepare for his first year of college.

Protest will take place at 10 am in each location: Date June 18, 2012

Hamilton County Coroner’s office 3159 Eden Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Hamilton County Prosecutor’s office (Joe Deters) 230 E. Ninth Street, Downtown 45202

University of Cincinnati 51 W. Corey 45219

Show your support, bring pictures in remember of Everette, and make signs