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Boston Scenes 09-15-2016

Teri Williams of OneUnited Bank
Kevin Cohee of OneUnited Bank
Pastor Matthew K Thompson of Jubilee Christian Church
Pastor Matthew K Thompson of Jubilee Christian Church
Andrew Ward, Maggie Anderson and Teri Williams; Kevin Cohee of OneUnited Bank
Mayor Martin Walsh offers remarks at the annual wreath laying ceremony in the Boston Garden on the 15th anniversary of September 11th, 2001.
On Monday a delegation of interfaith clergy led a “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” outside of the State House in Boston and in over 25 other capitals across the country. “Our state and the nation truly has a heart problem when we find there are so many people struggling, while a few continue to grow and prosper,” said Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Bethel AME minister and member of the NAACP – Boston Branch. “Today’s calling of a higher moral ground is to encourage our elected leaders to stand for what is right and help raise up the marginalized families throughout our state.”
Demonstrators rally outside of a TD Bank branch in Central Square, protesting the bank’s financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cut under the Missouri River just above the Standing Rock reservation.
#BankBlackBoston happened Saturday, September 10th at Jubilee Christian Church (1500 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan) from 2-5pm and featured talks by Jubilee Christian Church Senior Pastor Matthew K. Thompson, President and COO of OneUnited Bank Teri Williams, and guest speaker Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year. Andrew Ward served as master of ceremonies for the event.