Black Lives Matter

Standing Up by Kneeling Down, Dana Nunes Surprised Herself

Many on the Island know her as the woman in the yellow rain boots, the leader of the Black Lives Matter kneel-ins every morning at Beetlebung Corner. But for Dana Nunes, the title has never been the focus.

Island Police Set to Begin Diversity Training This Fall

Diversity training for Martha’s Vineyard police is on deck for later this fall, as a joint project with Island police chiefs and the Martha’s Vineyard Diversity Coalition gets under way, aided by a $17,000 grant from Permanent Endowment of Martha’s Vineyard.

Signs at Beetlebung Corner Prompt Discussion About Future Regulations

Chilmark selectmen discussed potentially regulating political signs on town property.

Author Series Finale Turns to Black Lives Matter Movement

On Thursday evening, for its fourth and final event, the series turned its focus to the Black Lives Matter movement, bringing the national conversation to the Island stage.

Staying the Course With Vigilance and Action

The morning vigils are just one piece of a larger picture of social activism.

Young Voices Send Strong Message

Children and toddlers from around the Island community gathered with their parents at Ocean Park on Tuesday evening for a kid-friendly Black Lives Matter rally.

Vineyard Walks the Walk to Commemorate Juneteenth

Hundreds gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven Friday to join a march for racial justice and equality, organized in honor of Juneteenth.

Hundreds March in Oak Bluffs for Racial Justice and Equality

Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators flooded downtown Oak Bluffs Sunday in a march against systemic racism and police brutality. The march began at Waban Park, continued along the waterfront to Nancy’s and headed up Circuit avenue, filling the streets with signs, chants and calls for change.

Vineyarders March in Support of Black Lives Matter Movement

A diverse group of more than 90 people marched from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs Saturday in a peaceful protest to call attention to recent deaths of African American men.

Islanders Gather for All Lives Matter March

Bundled up against the wind chill and holding handmade signs, more than 80 Vineyarders gathered at Five Corners on New Year’s Day for a march of solidarity. The event was organized by the Martha's Vineyard chapter of the NAACP.