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9 juin 2020 / 08h35
Article rédigé par .A  - Source : JTA
- The Tragic Killing of George Floyd
Thursday, May 28, just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot—the holiday celebrating the receiving of the Torah—the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven shared an open letter with our friends and leaders o
In that letter, we expressed our outrage of the killing of Mr. George Floyd, a subdued, handcuffed African American man pleading for help, who was suffocated by former Minneapolis police officers. One of the first things that the Torah teaches us is that every person is born in the image of God. Our hearts break for Mr. Floyd’s family and friends. We also feel devastated for our friends and neighbors in the African American community. We mourn together for this horrible death. Your pain is our ...

9 juin 2020 / 08h32
Article rédigé par .A  - Source : New York post
- Orthodox Jews march in Brooklyn to honor George Floyd
Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community registered its outrage over the racially charged police-custody death of George Floyd Sunday, marching in Midwood shouting “no justice, no peace” and holding “Black Lives Matter” signs.
More than 200 demonstrators, nearly all of them Orthodox Jews, marched peacefully down Ocean Parkway, blending calls for justice with the teachings of the Torah. “Being here today is not a choice,” said former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind. “We have an obligation to speak up when there’s injustice, in particular when that injustice results in the life of a person being taken.” “You have to send a message,” he said. “Every single community should be doing what we did here today here in our commun ...

9 juin 2020 / 08h30
Article rédigé par .A  - Source : JTA
- ‘We have to be there’: US Jews on taking part in the George Floyd protests
As race protests rage, many Jewish Americans are involved both individually and as community representatives, including in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington
JTA — It has been a trying week and a half for Beejhy Barhany. Her Israeli-Ethiopian fusion restaurant in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood, Tsion Cafe, had already been struggling to make ends meet after months of closure due to the pandemic. Then the protests over the death of George Floyd swept through New York City, bringing up difficult emotions for Barhany, 44, who was born in Ethiopia and raised in Israel. “COVID-19 is a disease, is a virus. Police brutality and racism is a disease that we ...

9 juin 2020 / 08h27
Article rédigé par .A  - Source : JTA
- Messianic Jewish Leaders Speak Out on the Tragic Death of George Floyd
Official Statement of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues
PHILADELPHIA, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The leadership of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS), on behalf of its respective constituencies, would like to express our deep sadness as we stand together in one accord with the national heartache over the tragic death of George Floyd. Our heartfelt prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Floyd, and we express our most sincere sympathies, in unity wit ...

9 juin 2020 / 08h24
Article rédigé par .A  - Source : JTA
- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey booed from rally after refusing to commit to defunding police
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is shouted out of a protest in front of his home on June 6, 2020, after he said he did not support defunding the city's police.
(JTA) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest rally after he said he would not defund the city’s police force. In videos widely shared on social media over the weekend, the Jewish mayor was asked directly at a protest in the city on Saturday whether he would commit to defunding the department. After Frey replied that he did not support “the full abolition” of the force, protesters shouted “shame” and “Jacob, go home” as Frey retreated from the demonstration. A 38-year-old lawye ...

26 janvier 2009 / 01h03
Article rédigé par Y.M  - Source : LECRAN.ORG
- CRAN ( Representative Council of Black Organizations in France) welcomes the appointment of Christine Kelly and Emmanuel Gabla at CSA (High Council of TV & Radio)
... but regrets the lack of diversity at the head of the UMP (French party)Press release of CRAN (25/01/2009)
Since the discourse on diversity of President Sarkozy, December 17 in Palaiseau, and the appointment of the Commissioner on Diversity and Equal Opportunities, Yazid Sabeg, CRAN appreciate the appointments initiated or approved by the Government to assess the sincerity of the Government on the issue of ethnic & religious diversity. CRAN therefore welcome the appointments made yesterday in the High Council of TV & Radio with the entry in the authority of Christine Kelly and Emmanuel Gabla. ...

20 janvier 2009 / 23h34
Article rédigé par Y.M  - Source : BJAF
Paris, France.
The Black And Jewish Alliance of Friendship send good wishes to the 44th U.S. president on the occasion of his inaugural adress. We feel a deep emotional connection to Barack Obama as well as a passion for the kind of hope, change and promise he represents. President Obama, by his message to the rest of the world, promote understanding, cooperation and peace among the nations. We look forward to establish good relationships with the new Obama administration, while his vow to combat poverty, clim ...

10 novembre 2008 / 15h43
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- The Invisibility of Black Jews in France
By Guershon Nduwa Sunday 26 October 2008
Should there not come a time when we, Jewish people, should go beyond our own community cleavages and unite more closely? For the Organization of Black Jews in France, that moment has come. In the French Community, the issue of the Black Jewish minority is a reality that can no longer be shoved aside. The debate concerning the “invisibility” of Black Jews lies at the heart of our organization. The expression “Invisible Jewish minority” permits us to confront these words, but also to comprehend t ...

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- Rama Yade
The following is a guest post by Eloi Laurent, a French economist. Eloi has proposed a series of biographies of "visible minorities" in power in various walks of French life. This first contribution focuses on Rama Yade.

The Jews and Blacks Alliance of Friendship has joined the joy of millions of men and women because of the election last night of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

- Inferiority and Equality: The KKK, Liberalism, and the Charge of Racism
by Laurence Thomas on Wed 19 Apr 2006 01:46 AM CEST Philosophy 191 at Syracuse University

- Diversity is all the rage on college campuses
by Laurence Thomas on Mon 24 Apr 2006

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