Sunday, February 3, 2013

boys to men's club

I have been so blessed to have the chance to work with these young men. To see them outside of their comfort zone having fun and just being kids, I see God at work. The boys to mens club is growing but to be honest I think I am getting more out of the club then the young men that I be with. We are still in need of bikes and not only bikes but opportunity to go differnt places. I want to expose them to as many new things as I can. So if you have any ideals please contact us.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Party for Terrell and Saundra. Please come Celebrate with us...

After 17 years for a crime he didn't commit, we would like to:

Welcome Home Terrell Johnson! AND Celebrate Saundra's Birthday!

Please Join Us Saturday October 27th
6pm to 8:30 pm
Ava Lounge 126 S. Highland Ave

Dinner! Music! You!

potluck style! please bring something to share!

We are asking for a $5-20 donation to be gifted to Terrell and Saundra!

Just in case you are not aware, Saundra and Terrell are married and Saundra has been the backbone of the grassroots campaign Justice for Terrell!  October 27th is Saundra's Birthday!

Noone from the city of Pittsburgh, the government of Pennsylvania, or the Department of Corrections has apologized or offered any restitution for wrongly convicting Terrell and taking him away from his family and Hazelwood for over 17 years.  Let's keep it moving. 

More information can be found at:
Innocence Institute and Human Rights Coalition - FedUp! Chapter

You can watch YouTube videos of Terrell Here.

If you can't make it to the party but would like to donate to the Welcome Home Terrell Fund you can make an online donation which will be gifted to Terrell and Saundra at the party. Please pass along to others who would like to contribute. 

Donate Here

Thank you So MUCH!! Terrell's Freedom is a Victory For Us All!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


The Justice for Terrell Campaign rests!  The jury found Terrell not guilty of all charges today.  Peace, health, and LOVE to the Mckamey Cole family in their reunited journey.  

Vanessa German at the JFT fundraiser 2011

Raisaunya Jones at the JFT fundraiser 2011

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Justice for Terrell Rally and Press Conference

Supporters gathered on the steps of Pittsburgh's City County Building last Wednesday, the day before jury selection for Terrell's new trial, to talk to the media and pass out info in the streets.  Here are links to some of the media created that day:

Human Rights Coalition FedUp! Blogspot with press release and photos

90.5 Pittsburgh's NPR News Station

Post Gazette Story that wrongfully calls Saundra Terrell's Mother!

Story on Trib Total Media

Videos from the rally:

Justice for Terrell Rally Chant! Chant! Chant!  Play here or youtube

Discussion of witness Barbara Robinson. Play here or youtube

Discussion of witness Evelyn Mcbryde.  Play here or youtube

Monday, August 27, 2012

Justice for Terrell Dates and Locations

Three years after winning a new trial to prove his innocence, Terrell Johnson will go before the judge and jury beginning September 4, 2012 in Pittsburgh PA.

We hope that you will support the Justice for Terrell Campaign through its last leg of the journey to win Terrell's freedom.
Join us for the Rally and Press Conference 
one week before the trial starts, the 3rd annual Hazelwood Freedom Festival on labor day weekend, and a week of Courthouse Support at Terrell's trial.

Rally and Press Conference: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
City County Building 414 Grant St
9 AM rally (bring your signs and JFT t-shirts)
10 AM press conference (bring your favorite news media)

Hazelwood Freedom Festival: 
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Lewis Playground Second Ave
4-8 PM (bring a dish)
Sign up to perform at the variety show! There will be activities for children and campaign info.

Courthouse Support: 
Begins Tuesday, September 4, 2012 and will continue through the week
436 Grant St Allegheny County Courthouse
Judge Donald Machen's Courtroom

Join us for a sit in at Terrell's trial in support of his innocence and his family members.  Contact Bret for specific times or if you get lost (412) 654-9070

For all other campaign info contact Saundra Cole or (412) 670-8421 or visit the

Friday, August 3, 2012

History of Witnesses from Post Gazette 2003

"Was the Wrong Man Convicted in 1994 murder case?"
Excerpt from Sunday, September 21, 2003
By Bill Moushey, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

"...On the night of July 21, many Hazelwood residents were outside until past midnight, sitting, talking, drinking and watching their children play.

Verna Robinson was there, too, drinking beer from a Styrofoam cup. She had bought a 16-ounce can of Stroh's with some of the money the cops had given her.

As the night wore on, she walked up and down Almeda Street, listening to gospel music on a Walkman.
Shortly after 1 a.m., Barbara Robinson, who was upstairs closing a bedroom window, heard a shot.

"BANG! Oh my God! Before I could get to the door, I heard another shot," she said. "Somebody was banging on my door, 'Miss Barb, Verna's in the street, she's done been shot.' I came back through the house and went out the front and saw her lying there."

Her daughter was dead.

The faint sounds of gospel music from Verna's headset wafted through the air.

"I couldn't say nothing. I just picked up her hand ... the music was playing, then I went back into the house," Barbara Robinson said.

Shortly after the killing, a local resident described the assailants to police.

One, she said, was a man who looked like Harold Cabbagestalk. Another was Dorian Moorefield, another gang member. The third, she said, was a youth between 13 and 14 years old.

Despite that description, one other man -- Terrell Johnson -- became a suspect, mainly because Verna Robinson had filed assault charges against him.

Johnson found out he was a suspect by reading the newspaper. He went to police and said he had witnesses to prove he was in a house several blocks away at the time of the killing. Police released him, but told him not to leave town.

Johnson thought he had nothing to worry about. But soon, another woman would enter the case, and she would prove to be his undoing.

Dolly McBryde's story
Two and a half weeks after the shooting, Evelyn "Dolly" McBryde was caught shoplifting at Century III mall.
It wasn't the first time she had been arrested.

McBryde, 30, was another crack addict from Hazelwood. She already had several outstanding warrants for various theft cases and for failing to appear in court. She also faced more than 30 probation violations. Taken together, these charges would have allowed a judge to imprison her for up to 50 years.

After her arrest, McBryde told mall police she had information about Verna Robinson's murder. She wanted a deal."...