Brown vs. Board of Education Turns 60

  ‘Tis a pity that Linda Brown isn’t as celebrated as Rosa Parks in the annals of the Civil Rights Movement because the little Topeka, Kansas third grader at the center of public school integration is as much a symbolic heroine as the Montgomery, Alabama seamstress who refused to move to the back of the Read More …

Dunn Case: Shoot First, Think Later

In a tragedy close in similarity to the Trayvon Martin incident (George Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter), another white man has been spared the first-degree murder charge for shooting a black teen – (17 year-old Jordan Russell Davis) to death in November 2012 after an argument ensued at a Jacksonville, Read More …

“I HAVE A DREAM” : How far have we come?

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his signature speech,  “I Have a Dream.”   He spoke directly to  250,000 people that day, with President John F. Kennedy listening attentively in the White House Read More …

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media – in keeping his death in the public eye. Celebrities, politicians, rappers, activists and several prominent black journalists have been crucial in raising awareness of the killing of the unarmed Read More …

Marches, rallies follow Zimmerman acquittal – U.S. News

[dropcap] NO EXCUSES! [/dropcap] There should not have been a Martin/Zimmerman trial because Trayvon Martin should still be alive! Absolutely unbelievable. But then again, believable. The system has failed us all once again with the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman delivered Saturday night.  How it is possible for a jury to hold no one accountable Read More …