In 1983 Ndume Olatushani was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Memphis, Tenn. — a city in which he had never set foot, for a crime he did not commit.


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.
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.
Chilmark selectmen discussed potentially regulating political signs on town property.
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.
The morning vigils are just one piece of a larger picture of social activism.