Saturday Hundreds of Inglewood residents demonstrated at Inglewood City Hall - the city's largest "Black Lives Matter" protest against racial inequality and police brutality.
The event was the largest protests in Inglewood, California in response to recent police killings of black Americans, including George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Kevin Wicks, 38, a black man killed by an Inglewood police, Kisha Michael, and Marquintan Sandlin. The city of Inglewood has settled for $8.6 million in a wrongful death suit over their fatal shooting by police in February 2016
The protest, organized by longtime Inglewood resident Yolanda Davidson-Carter host of the popular radio show The Bias Opinion The Opinionator Show broadcasting 7 pm pst Friday's on Acceleratedradio.net ·
More than 250 residents and nonresidents assembled at Darby Park then began to peacefully protest throughout Inglewood walking down Pincay Drive to Prairie Ave before heading down Manchester Blvd. Before gathering at city hall. greeted by Lakeisha Mack Parmalettes drumline, Mayor James Butts, and more protesters.
Black Lives Matter was created by three Black women in 2013, as a call to action after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. It gained momentum in 2014, when protests erupted following the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent failure to indict the officer on any charges. The mobilization against anti-Black racism and police violence was fueled by more deaths of Black people—men, women, and children, straight, queer, and trans—at the hands of police officers in 2014 and 2015, their names too numerous to mention here. Today, the Movement for Black Lives stands for more than a challenge to the extrajudicial killings of Black people by the police; it stands for a challenge to the multiple ways in which Black people are deprived of fundamental human rights and dignity in the United States and around the world.