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 […]
Peaceful Protesters Arrested At Tony Robinson Rally
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.
Civil Rights Groups Form New Council in Wake of Tony Robinson Shooting...
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.
Tony Robinson’s Grandmother Speaks
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.
Young, Gifted, and Black Committed to Stopping Jail
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.
District Attorney Responds to Racial Disparities
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne responds to the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition.