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Black Lives Matter!

Posted by Admin On December - 9 - 2014

By Nicole Bratcher–Bouyer

Journalism Major at Howard University


I am writing to ask for your help in a matter that I take very seriously and to the heart. Many unarmed black men, women, and children are being killed by police, and these police officers are receiving no kinds of punishment for their actions. Recently, there has been an uproar over the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Numerous witnesses have stepped up to say that Darren Wilson was in the wrong and took his police powers too far, yet, he was not indicted, thanks to the ruling of a grand jury composed of 9 whites and 3 blacks, when only 9 jurors were needed to make the decision.

This injustice along with many similar stories of police-related deaths has sparked a movement in the black community and support from non-blacks. There have been multiple protest marches on major highways, sit-ins, and now what they call “die ins.” These protests have made a mark on the world so far, but they are only the beginning of what is needed to be done to fix this injustice.

In writing this letter to CopyLine Magazine (www.copylinemagazine.com), I am asking for your help in this matter. As a strong political voice in the African-American community, I am asking you to broadcast this injustice on your widely viewed website to spread the word even more about this problem and possible solutions. I also have website that focuses on this matter of injustice towards shootings of unarmed Blacks by police officers. Please take a look at my website and view some of my articles. The public is also invited to view the website.

My website can be viewed at: http://nicolebratcherbouy.wix.com/blacklivesdomatter

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Nicole Bratcher – Bouyer

Howard Journalism Major

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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