Dream Defenders

The human rights activist held nothing back when it came to his criticism of Lee's 'bad' film.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech is etched into the American consciousness because of its call for a truly color-blind society. While that utopian sensibility may fall short of reality, the Dream Defenders are doing their best to bring us closer to that ideal. The group began in Florida in […]

The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo. Many on social…

Florida-based youth advocacy group, Dream Defenders, released a video today regarding the death of 17-year-old Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson. Johnson was found dead in a…

Roland Martin talks with Phil Agnew, Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, about what’s next for the group of organizers and what they are doing to continue the fight against Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin‘s killing are leaving the Florida Capitol after staging a 31-day protest. The small but determined group wanted Gov. Rick Scott to call a special session to repeal the state’s “stand your ground” law. Scott refused. But House Speaker Will Weatherford […]

  Now this is what we’re talking about! In a super duper Hip Hop move, rapper Talib Kweli took his talents south to Tallahassee to…

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) – Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is calling for a legislative hearing to review the state’s “stand your ground” law. Weatherford made the announcement in an opinion piece he wrote for The Tampa Tribune that was printed Friday. The Wesley Chapel Republican does not support repealing the law that became an issue […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded an apology from longtime civil rights activist Jesse Jackson for comparing the state’s struggle…

As I speak with you there are a group of mostly young people who have been peacefully protesting in the Florida State Capital since Tuesday July 16th. They are demanding that Florida Governor Rick Scott “CONVENE A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE TO ENACT “TRAYVON’S LAW”: TO REPEAL STAND YOUR GROUND, CONFRONT RACIAL PROFILING, AND […]

Roland Martin talks with Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders, about the group’s current sit-in at Florida’s state capital where they are demanding Florida governor Rick Scott to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. For more information about the organization visit dreamdefenders.org. Also, follow them on Twitter and Facebook @DreamDefenders to keep […]