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Trayvon Martin: this generations’ Emmett Till? — Zimmerman verdict confirms broken judicial system for many Blacks

Trayvon Martin: this generations’ Emmett Till? — Zimmerman verdict confirms broken judicial system for many Blacks

Jul. 17 |       News Analysis By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Organizers of Monday’s downtown rally in front of the Hennepin County Government Center estimated the peaceful crowd of all ages and ethnicities at between 3,500 and...

Zimmerman verdict protest rally

Zimmerman verdict protest rally

Jul. 16 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Demonstrations took place from coast to coast since the Zimmerman acquittal was announced last Saturday. Many Blacks have strongly reacted to the news, and expressed for many, a continued disappointment...

God bless Rachel Jeantel,  a courageous witness

God bless Rachel Jeantel,  a courageous witness

Jul. 10 |     During the first week of July, some in America showed their true colors by once again viciously attacking, with malice aforethought, a 19-year-old Black woman, Rachel Jeantel. She was the last person to speak to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...

Trayvon, we failed you once, but we  will never fail  you again!

Trayvon, we failed you once, but we will never fail you again!

Jun. 19 |     By Michael Skolnik Guest Commentator   We didn’t mourn with the family from the church pews when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was sent to his homecoming with God. We had not yet heard of his name. We couldn’t stop the one shot...

Terrance Franklin’s death demands justice

Terrance Franklin’s death demands justice

Jun. 12 |     The recent killing of Terrence Franklin by Minneapolis police by shooting him in the back of the head five times and in the back twice fits the pattern of police abuse of their powers. Those of us who have been around or haven’t been...

As a Black president, Barack Obama is a bust

As a Black president, Barack Obama is a bust

May. 29 |     If Barack Obama isn’t going to have Black issues high among his priorities, what was the point of America making such a big deal out of him being the first Black president? Indeed, why did Black voters turn out in record numbers to...

A skeptical take on the Boston tragedy

A skeptical take on the Boston tragedy

May. 8 |     The tragic bombing that occurred at the Boston Marathon cannot be looked at in only black and white terms. Conspiracy theorists and political hacks are having a heyday with this. I am content with saying I don’t know what exactly happened...

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

May. 8 |     Two weeks ago we learned that the WNBA’s top overall pick is gay. Last week we learned that a longtime NBA veteran center is gay. Neither news item bothered me at all. However, what does bother me is what convinced Britney Griner...

We all are Trayvon Martin  LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

We all are Trayvon Martin LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

May. 10 |         What does Trayvon Martin’s murder have to do with gay civil rights protection? The quick answer: The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act (mostly known by Matthew Shepard’s name). The nation is...

America is on a racial ‘Razor’s Edge’

America is on a racial ‘Razor’s Edge’

Apr. 18 |     Will entrenched injustices cut us to pieces?   The death of Trayvon Martin on February 26 was not just another event in America’s troubled and tainted history of abusing the rights of African Americans. The controversy surrounding...
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