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We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest | City and State NY

Michael Benjamin writes that America hasn’t moved beyond the legacy of violence against blacks: http://bit.ly/13Q9HRj

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What if…

Blacks have long been the victims of vigilante justice in America. One night forty years ago, I could have numbered among those victims. Earlier that day, Howard, my freshman homeroom classmate, having just made the JV basketball squad, invited me … Continue reading

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Justice for Trayvon — George Zimmerman Charged with 2nd degree Manslaughter

Finally! CNN is reporting that George Zimmerman was charged and is in police custody. The Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey has charged Zimmerman with second degree manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin. This is great news and a relief … Continue reading

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Tim Wise » Trayvon Martin, White America and the Return of Dred Scott

I highly recommend this short essay, “Trayvon Martin, White America and the Return of Dred Scott,” written by Tim Wise places the recent killing of Trayvon Martin in an historical perspective. “The active and putrescent campaign of defamation now in full swing … Continue reading

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POLITICO Arena: Trayvon Martin too politicized?

POLITICO Arena: Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) plans to send House Speaker John Boehner a letter requesting that the House chamber’s dress code be more strictly enforced after Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was booted from the House floor yesterday … Continue reading

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