Black Lives Matter.
That was the message of our peaceful moment and photo opportunity Thursday, August 14, 2014, on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall.
We mourned the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown. We expressed condolences to his family. We stood in solidarity with his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri as it calls for justice and an end to police brutality.
In Missouri, in Colorado, in California, in New York ... the list has grown far too long. Police brutality is killing us and it must end.
Read Lisa Walton's news story and view Mark Reis' photographs here.
Thought Leader, Strategist, Change Agent, Lytle is a newspaper journalist turned NAACP Freedom Fighter and CO MT WY State Conference President. She was elected Chair of Midwest Region IV for the NAACP 105th Annual Convention. Rosemary first joined the organization at age 16 after winning an Essay Contest sponsored by the Gary Branch NAACP. For 8 years, she served as President of the NAACP Colorado Springs Branch. In December, she was appointed to the NAACP President & CEO Search Committee which selected Dr. Cornell William Brooks. Her hot topics: criminal justice reform -- including death penalty abolition & community re-entry for those previously incarcerated, labor & economic justice, climate action, ending the educational achievement gap, LGBTQ equality, health equity, voting rights, ending discrimination in all its forms.