As seen in the South Florida Times on January 22nd, 2015: by Ruth Jeannoel The deeply disturbing news that North Miami Beach police officers used mug shots of several black men for target practice is, simply put, absolutely disgusting. The action of these officers is deplorable and this behavior should be condemned by all people[…]
As seen on CBS Miami on August 28th, 2015: MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A small but vocal group of protesters marched through Miami late Friday afternoon, chanting “black lives matter” and saying they were upset about alleged police brutality. They said they were particularly upset about a recent incident in which cell phone video was posted[…]
As seen in The Guardian on June 11th, 2015: by Ruth Jeannoel A few weeks ago, a six-year-old black girl named TT was suspended and sent home because she poked a boy with an eraser. When I asked her what happened, TT told me that the boy was bothering her and wouldn’t stop even after[…]
On August 28, in the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, MO the Power U Center for Social Change convened a meeting at Miami’s Church of the Open Door so members of our own community could speak out on their experiences of state violence. That evening roughly 200 people came together in the fellowship hall[…]
Keno is a Miami native and has been an active freedom fighter in his community since he was thirteen years old.
Jermaine was born and raised in the tough streets of Liberty City, Miami, FL. His organizing training and political development began in 2006 when he joined the membership of Power U. He was hired to the staff of Power U in 2007 after demonstrating a deep commitment to social change for communities of color. Jermaine[…]
Ruth Jeannoel is a mother, wife and lead organizer with the Power U Center for Social change. Born and raised in Cambridge, MA, Ruth has been organizing since the 4th grade with her first boycott around “opting” out of the states standardized test. She continued her organizing work throughout high school and college in spaces[…]