Letter to the Editor: SDARJ thanks local racial justice supporters

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) sincerely thanks local businesses and organizations that contacted us to find out how they could support our proactive initiatives to promote racial justice. These businesses and organizations came forward with generous contributions in the months since the tragic death of George Floyd and the public outcry for […]

Multi-million settlement reached in Breonna Taylor lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told […]

Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations

WASHINGTON — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates on Friday denounced police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands gathered near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where […]

Building Bridges: Women’s March in Sussex going strong

LEWES — An initiative born in January 2017 that supports human rights and equality remains on the march in Downstate Delaware. And it has experienced growth. In 3½ years, Women’s March Sussex-Delaware has gone from the historic march in Washington, D.C., to an active grass roots social justice collective of Sussex County women and allies […]

Building Bridges: Amillion the Poet hopes to heal through music

DOVER — In Amillion Mayfield’s mind, there are two pandemics going on. There’s the global health pandemic, which has claimed more than 130,000 lives in the United States alone but there’s also the pandemic of civil unrest. That became clear to Mr. Mayfield, aka Amillion the Poet, the Dover hip-hop artist who has performed throughout […]

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football […]

Building Bridges: Lewes woman declares ‘enough is enough,’ advocates for racial justice

LEWES — Charlotte King, chairwoman of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, has always noticed the ways racism affected her life as a Black woman. “I was always aware of it. There were enough microaggressions, some of which I just absorbed, which certainly didn’t add to my feelings of worth,” the 82-year-old Lewes woman […]

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

WASHINGTON – NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall. Trump suggested Bubba Wallace should apologize […]

Commentary: Why ‘Black lives matter’ should matter to you too

By Peter E. Carter Lest you start making assumptions, let me reiterate from an earlier Commentary that I remain an advocate for kinder and gentler. What we have here though is a national and somewhat local movement to call attention to what has been an American reality for at least a century. By the word […]

Commentary: Freedom is link between history’s path and judgment

By Dr. Samuel B. Hoff The sudden changes in our political culture which have emanated from recent events have cast a harsh light on many of our revered historical figures, including those who helped to make July Fourth the meaningful day it is. This article examines how this came about, what actions have been taken […]