On December 27, 2014, Brandi Grayson addressed a crowd of almost a thousand as they blocked traffic on Madison’s East Washington Avenue. The Young Gifted and Black Coalition organized dozens of similar protests in the wake of a Race to Equity report that condemned racial disparities in Madison and Dane County and later, in response […]
MADISON (WORT) — Hundreds of Madison residents gathered to protest the District Attorney’s decision not to charge the officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson. By the end of the peaceful protest, dozens of police officers were on the scene and arrests were made.
MADISON (WORT) — Dane County NAACP President Greg Jones is the facilitator of the new Black Leadership Council. He spoke to Dylan Brogan about whether the emergence of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition served as a catalyst for the group’s creation.
MADISON (WORT) — Tony Robinson’s grandmother Sharon Irwin talks exclusively with WORT about the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s investigation into her grandson’s death.
MADISON (WORT) — On Tuesday, the Public Protection & Judiciary Committee convened once again to debate options for the jail. Activists from Young, Gifted, and Black were there and so was WORT’s Antonio Marquez.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne responds to the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition.