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#J15 Press Roundup

On January 15th, 2012 The Sparrow project had the honor of working with Occupy Wall Street and the #J15 organizing committee on an event honoring the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.  With only 6 days lead time we jumped into round-the-clock work on the production, promotion, and publicity surrounding the event.  An attendance of 2,000+ marched with candles through Harlem with the press in-tow before filling the Riverside Church for the nights program.  Patti Smith, Steve Earle, and Kozza Olantunji performed, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Sgt. Shamarr Thomas, Russell Simmons, Daisy Khan, Malik Rhasaan, Norman Siegel and many others offered inspiring words.  The press pool of 40+ journalists, TV reporters, and documentarians captured the evenings magic, all the press coverage remained positive, but the video segment from Ryan Jones at The Guardian (below) is by far our favorite piece.  Below the video is our roundup of the nights press coverage.  To learn more about the #J15 global candlelight vigil visit

The Guardian

Bloomberg Business Week

The Daily News

The Wall Street Journal



The Village Voice

Current TV, Countdown with Kieth Olbermann –

MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan –

KPFK Pacifica, Sojourner Truth –

NPR, Thom Hartmann Radio Show –

Politicker NY –

Atlantic Wire (mention) –

The Nation

Boston Globe

ABC News 10 –

Gothamist –

Gothamist (Recap) –

Huffington Post (Recap) –

Daily Beast (mention) –

Global Grind –

In These Times –

Times Union

The Examiner –

The Christian Post

The Republic–Occupy-Wall-Street-King-March/

Long Island Press (Mention) –

CNY Central –

Fars News Agency (Tehran) –

Buzz Feed –

Death & Taxes –

Daily Finance –

The Huffington Post –


NBC New York –

Paramus Post –

Girly Girl Army –

Park Forest E-News –

New York Amsterdam News

Metro Latino News

PJ Media –

Black Star News –

Common Dreams –

Harlem OneStop –

Vlad TV –

Manhattan About –

Smart Power (Podcast) –

SOB Photography –

West Side Rag