Saturday, December 12, 2020

'I have to keep doing the work': Kenosha activist Porche Bennett-Bey honored as Time magazine 'Guardian of the Year'

From JSOnline:

Ricardo Torres
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Four months ago, Porche Bennett-Bey was in the streets of Kenosha, the city she grew up in, protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police offer Rusten Sheskey. 

A photo from the night of Aug. 25 shows Bennett-Bey, a mom and U.S. Army veteran, holding a sign at a protest in Kenosha that read “Black Lives Matter." She stood her ground and didn’t say a word. She got tear gassed and pepper balled by police. She was nearly hit by water bottles and fireworks by protesters. But she stood her ground hoping her example of protest would lead others to do the same. 

Since the most intense nights of the Kenosha protests, Bennett-Bey hasn’t stopped organizing for change in her community. On Thursday her hard work was recognized. Time magazine put her on the cover as part of its "People of the Year" project. She was named “Guardian of the Year" with Assa Traoré and racial-justice organizers. 

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were both named 2020's "Person of the Year."

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1 comment:

TSE said...

What NONSENSE! More political correctness from a Magazine which is dead/dying and doesn't matter anymore. Why doesn't she try that shit in Chiraq?


Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 683
Shot & Wounded: 3325
Total Shot: 4008
Total Homicides: 753

The Martyr of Kenosha is Kyle Rittenhouse - but he should have known better and stayed away from crowds.