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Photos - Oscar Grant Remembered at Fruitvale BART Vigil
by Reginald James ( theblackhour [at] gmail.com )
Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2013 10:36 AM
Family and friends remembered Oscar Grant during a January 1, 2013 vigil at the Fruitvale BART Station. Four years after his murder by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, Oakland has not forgotten Grant.

Four years after his murder at the hands of BART Police, family, friends, and activists remembered Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale BART Station where his life was taken New Year's Day 2009. Despite BART's expectations of a small crowd, over 150 people came out in Grant's memory.

Speakers, poets, and singers spoke about the life of Oscar Grant and other victims of police terrorism as the struggle for Justice for Oscar Grant continues. Speakers included Wanda Johnson, Grant's mother, Cephus "Bobby" Johnson, Grant's uncle, Tatiana Mesa, Grant's daughter; activists: Minister Keith Muhammad, Dereca Blackmon, Tony Coleman, and artists: Malika Ubaka, Fly Benzo, Zar the Dip, and Ras Ceylon, and more. Family members of other victims of police terror spoke out, including Denika Chatman, mother of Kenneth Harding, Jr., Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford, and Rosemary Duenez, mother of Ernest Duenez, Jr.
§Malika Ubaka
by Reginald James Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2013 10:36 AM

§Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant's mother
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§Baba Sydney and Tacuma King
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§Over 150 attended vigil for Oscar Grant
by Reginald James Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2013 10:36 AM

§Jack Bryson, Cephus Johnson and Nigel Bryson
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§Dereca Blackmon
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§Uncle Bobby and Tatiana Mesa, Oscar Grant's daughter
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§Minister Keith Muhammad
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§Lolita a la Carte
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§Donald Lacy of KPOO
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§Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford
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§Zar the Dip, director of "Crimes of Police" film
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§Rosemary Duenez, mother of Ernest Duenez, Jr.
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§Fred Hampton Jr., son of Chairman Fred Hampton
by Reginald James Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2013 10:36 AM

§Ras Ceylon
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§Crowd Salute
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§Fly Benzo
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§Tatiana Mesa releases balloons in her father's memory
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§Police Surveillance from Parking Garage
by Reginald James Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2013 10:36 AM