by Steed Drop-Out
June 26, 2013
BLACK VOTING RIGHTS, TRAYON MARTIN TRIAL AND BERKELEY’S JUNETEENTH — A POSSIBLE CONNECTION
[Isn’t it the Zimmerman trial? Martin is dead, but he’s the one on trial.]
Splitting 5-4 along conservative lines, June 25 the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Two days earlier Berkeley held it’s twenty-sixth annual Juneteenth fest. Local media did not cover the festival, unless you count pre-event stories. Is it enough to announce an event without reporting on it?
I hope to remedy this. Berkeley Reporter was there photographing, hoping that the publication which pays me as a “contributing photographer,” would publish my shots with their coverage. They had no story and I was told they didn’t want a photo-essay either.
The photo essay appears here.