Katherine Massey, a relentless voice for the voiceless - New York Amsterdam News

6/6/2022 6:00:00 PM

Last week one of the fatalities in the Buffalo massacre, Heyward Patterson, reminded us of Haywood Patterson. He was one of the Scottsboro Boys who were falsely accused and imprisoned for raping two white women.

Last week one of the fatalities in the Buffalo massacre, Heyward Patterson, reminded us of Haywood Patterson. He was one of the Scottsboro Boys who were falsely accused and imprisoned for raping two white women.

Last week one of the fatalities in the Buffalo massacre, Heyward Patterson, reminded us of Haywood Patterson. He was one of the Scottsboro Boys who were falsely accused and imprisoned for raping two white women. Our focus was on Patterson’s mother, Janie, and her tireless advocacy for the innocence of her son and the other eight Black youths.

This week we return to Buffalo to profile the remarkable life of Katherine Massey, 72, another one of 10 killed in the mass shooting at Tops Market on May 14; several others were wounded.Dame Deborah James has shared her excitement over her brother proposing to his partner this week, with the special occasion giving her an excuse to throw her "last" party.By.This $38 lululemon bag is all over TikTok — and it’s on sale Mount Tamalpais: 2.

The world learned much more about her selfless dedication to civil rights during her funeral services and the eulogy delivered by Dr.Benjamin Chavis, president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, on May 23 at Pilgrim Baptist Church.She announced earlier that her brother Benjamin James had proposed to his partner of eleven years Ashley Hall, with Deborah having thrown them an engagement party.“I am here to celebrate the life of a freedom fighting sister, a courageous Black woman,“ Chavis began.“The question now is what are we going to do in our anger, in our pain? We should learn from Katherine Massey…this African queen.Deborah - whose Bowelbabe Fund has raised more than £6 million for Cancer Research UK - announced the news alongside photos of herself with the couple themselves.It’s in our tradition that when one is taken from us to pay our respects.The places that saw a quarter to half inch in the North Bay, that's enough to at least temporarily lower fire danger.

But the greatest way we can pay our respects to Katherine Massey is to keep her spirit alive, keep her journalism alive.Alongside the photos, Deborah wrote in the caption: "He finally put a ring on it.” That Chavis was there was in a couple of ways fitting—Massey, called Kat—worked as a journalist for the Challenger Community News, a Black-owned paper, and in a letter posted in the Buffalo News nearly a year ago, she voiced her concern about the prevalence of gun violence in the community, noting another shooting that was a “gut-wrenching account of the escalating gun violence in Buffalo and major U.S." She said that fans who have listened to her podcasts over the years will recall that "brother banter features highly" and Prince William is even said to have joined in once.cities,” she wrote.At the services, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said of Massey that, “She was proficient in her history, proficient in her culture, and a lover of all people,” he declared."It's just always been apparently about 'the right time.

“She was a constant presence in our community.A warm and welcoming spirit who had a beautiful and brilliant smile that could light up the atmosphere, cut through every conflict, and warm your heart.[.” Several associates and close friends told the press about Massey’s commitment to racial justice, most notably through her writing.“Kat took her God-given creative writing ability, and she coupled that with a quiet spirit that, paired together, wound up exhibiting in an extremely powerful way without shouting or menacing,” said Sherry Sherrill, 56, of Buffalo..Sherrill is the oldest daughter of Betty Jean Grant, a former Erie County legislator, and a close friend of Massey’s for decades.

Grant added, in a comment to WKBW, “She’s in a true sense of the word, a warrior.Do you enjoy reading about celebrities? Sign up for all the best celeb news from the Mirror here.She loved working and she loved helping people.” Sharon Belton-Cottman, a Buffalo school board member and a community activist who worked with Massey in the community group We are Women Warriors, told ABC News that she is dedicated to renaming Massey’s street after her late friend." She said Ashley makes her brother happy and vice versa.Mayor Brown, during his remarks, noted that Massey was a determined activist in her neighborhood.“She was called the mayor of Cherry Street,” where she lived, he said.The You, Me and the Big C podcast host said she threw the party with the help of her sister and niece, noting that the "kids baked a cake" but ended up making a bit of a mess.

“Before that, she was like a governor.And more than that, she was a queen mother of this community." She suggested in the recent post that passing on the trait hasn't been intentional, with her explaining: "A memory made without us even trying to make it a memory.She was a leader, leading with warmth and intelligence and the power of her pen.” Related." And she commented in the post that her body "kept awake" for a few hours allowing her to celebrate the engagement with her family, with the rain "luckily" holding off too.

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