Scenes from #Dream4Justice March in NYC Feature Brown-Black Solidarity

Jan 20, 2015
3:58 PM

We are fairly certain that very few (if any) major media outlets mentioned the fact that yesterday’s #Dream4Justice march in New York City on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day did not just focus on the lost lives of African Americans who died at the hands of police. The names and faces of John Paul Quintero, Israel Hernández, Delbert Rodríguez and María Fernanda Godinez Castillo were also honored at the march, but you wouldn’t know that from the coverage of the march by the mainstream.

The scenes tweeted out and shared by @NYJusticeLeague (with Executive Director Carmen Pérez) and others shows that those Latino names were added to the growing list of #StolenDreams.

We also received these two uncredited photos from people who were at the march.



According to accounts, the mother of Anthony Baez also spoke at the march. In 1994, an unarmed Baez died at the hands of New York City police officers.

@NYJusticeLeague also shared videos of the MLK march.

So when Latinos ask us why does #BlackLivesMatter to them, now you know the answer.