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Obama: the White folk’s Black president

Obama: the White folk’s Black president

Apr. 18 |     Where Obama’s hoodie at? Congressional Rep. Bobby Rush in March walked onto the House floor, stepped front and center, then, shedding his suit jacket, revealed a sweatshirt and put the hood up, declaring, “Racial profiling has to...

Anti-Black stereotypes killed Trayvon Martin and profiled me in St. Cloud

Anti-Black stereotypes killed Trayvon Martin and profiled me in St. Cloud

Apr. 18 |     By Dr. Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The Trayvon Martin case has sparked the mobilization of millions who are morally outraged because Trayvon symbolized the targets and victims of the deeply racialized U.S. criminal justice system....

Robinson honored with North Side baseball clinic

Robinson honored with North Side baseball clinic

Apr. 11 |         By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The city of Sanford, Florida today is known as the place where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed. But almost 70 years ago, the city unfortunately earned another dubious distinction:...

Minnesotans march  for Trayvon Martin

Minnesotans march for Trayvon Martin

Apr. 4 |     Attendees call for a ‘new beginning’ on solidarity, an end to racial profiling By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Thousands last week peacefully stood, marched, sang and chanted outside University of Minnesota’s Northrop...

America has given up on young Black men, like Trayvon Martin

America has given up on young Black men, like Trayvon Martin

Apr. 4 |     By Phillip Jackson Guest Commentator Trayvon Martin is more valuable to America as a dead young Black man than he ever was alive. As a dead symbol, the president can claim him as a son he never had; but as a living Black man, the American...

Blame government inaction for the  Trayvon Martin tragedy

Blame government inaction for the Trayvon Martin tragedy

Mar. 28 |     I disagree with the brown-skinned man in the White House who said about the Trayvon Martin murder, “All of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen.” We know exactly how this kind of thing...

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness  of Stand Your Ground laws

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness of Stand Your Ground laws

Mar. 28 |     On February 26, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old wannabe cop and self-appointed gun-carrying neighborhood watchman in a gated community just outside Orlando in Sanford, Florida....
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