Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Friday, December 3, 2010

Recalling Mayor Bloomberg and Temporary Restraining Order Action possibly sought on the Cathie Black Appointment

Groups meeting on Monday in Brooklyn laid out a plan of action to continue protests against the NYC Schools Chancellor-appointed, Media mogul Cathie Black. The plans consist of the following according to the African-American  the NY Amsterdam News:  

  1.  a TRO (temporary restraining order) and file an Article 78 in court this week against Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Steiner.” 
  2. Hold regular mass protests in front of the Tweed Building. The first demonstration Thursday [December 2] at 4 p.m.,” Tweed Bldg.
  3.  Hold mass protests in front of the homes of Mayor Bloomberg, Commission Steiner and Cathie Black.
  4.  Demand an end to mayoral control of schools and stop Bloomberg’s atrocious abuse of power. 
  5.  Exploring the possibility of a boycott of the schools. 
  6. Looking into the legal avenues to see what could be done, if anything, to recall the mayor. 
    Groups and individuals attending meeting:The Freedom Party, Deny Waiver Coalition, CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to Afrikan People) co-founder Dr. James McIntosh, radio personality Bob Law, Civil Rights attorneys,  Roger Wareham, Norman Siegel , City Council Members,  Jumaane Williams, Charles Barron, Activist Viola Plummer, retired educator Jitu Weusi.

    A protest rally planned Thursday, Dec. 2, Tweed Bldg, 4PM.

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