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Kinston Groups Plan March For Justice June 24th

March for Justice

Kinston, NC – The Kinston-Lenoir County Justice Coalition and the Just Do it for Christs’ Outreach Ministries will be hosting a rally and march on Saturday, June to take back their city from the hands of the enemies, and to demand justice.  The march will focus on a broad range of issues that plague Kinston and eastern North Carolina including ending poverty, affordable healthcare, affordable housing, raising the minimum wage to at least $15 per hour, quality jobs at union wages which are all created by a system of racism, exploitation and inequality.

WHO: Kinston-Lenoir County Justice Coalition and the Just Do it for Christs’ Outreach Ministries

WHAT: Rally and march for justice of Hurricane Matthew flood victims, police murders and against racism and poverty

WHEN: Saturday, June 24 at 10:00am

WHERE:  Corners of Dixon St. and Old Snowhill Road, Kinston, NC

However, the march will also specifically be calling for:

  • Justice for victims of state neglect in the aftermath of the flood from Hurricane Matthew,
  • Justice for Deriante Miller, murdered by State Trooper William Hardison in March 2016,
  • Justice for Javad Suggs, who was denied employment with the City of Kinston due to racist discrimination.

It has been several months since Hurricane Matthew and still many families who have been displaced from the floods have not been compensated for their losses and funds have been withheld by the State of North Carolina and federal government.

It has been over a year since Trooper William Hardison killed Deriante Miller and there is still been no criminal charges pressed against Trooper, a repeated killer.  Police continue to murder Black and Brown people with impunity as seen in recent cases of Philando Castille and Sylville Smith.

The City of Kinston has not responded appropriately to the withdrawal of the hiring letter from Javad Suggs, apparently due to his pro-Black and anti-racist statements. We will not let this stand!  We will march for justice!

The rally will start at the corner of Dixon Street and Old Snowhill Road in Kinston and march through the Black community ending at the Kinston Library and encouraging participants to attend the Juneteenth celebration there later in the afternoon.

For more information, contact Pastor Nancy Denece Strickland Wade at 252-468-3928

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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