*The Black Leadership Coalition bans together to form the largest march against police violence and brutality in Los Angeles; a “March for Unity and Justice,” on the the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s death, February 21, 2015
The march begins at the Southwest Police Station and ends with a rally in Leimert Park.
Marching route: West on King Blvd to Crenshaw, head South on Crenshaw ending at Leimert Park for a the rally with special guest speakers.
The collaborative, a host of community activist and dignitaries includes Rev. Xavier Thompson; President, Baptist Ministers Conference LA., Danny Bakewell, Sr.; Ex Publisher, LA Sentinel Newspaper Senator Isadore Hall, George McKenna; LAUSD, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Nolan Rollins; Pres. Urban League, Assemblymember, Reginald Jones Sawyer, Bishop Blake; West Angeles COGIC, Dr. Maulana Karenga; African American Cultural Center along with unions, churches, fraternities, sororities, the Los Angeles community.
The backing of celebrity entertainers is commissioned to support the “March for Unity and Justice,” including: Common, Queen Latifah, Russell Simmons, YoYo, Kendrick Lamar Nas, Morris Chesnut, Snoop Dogg, Don Cheadle, Kareem Adbul Jabbar, and more.
“March for Unity and Justice” is set to take place Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:AM. Marching begins at the Southwest LAPD Police Station 1546 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, LA 90062 (in front of MLK & Denker Ave)
About the Black Leadership Coalition
The Black Leadership Coalition was the brainchild of Reverend Xavier Thompson; President, Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Los Angeles and Pastor, Southern Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles. Rev. Thompson resides over 300 churches in Los Angeles and Danny Bakewell, Sr.; Executive Publisher, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper. The purpose of the Coalition is to have the individual groups who are seeking justice and unity to come together for one common goal. For more information visit: www.lasentinel.net.
Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations