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This New Music Video Powerfully Took On Police Brutality

YG in One Time Comin’ In 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. He was later acquitted of the crime. Two years later, Eric Garner was killed after being placed in a chokehold by police officers, and Michael Brown had been shot to death by a white police officer in Missouri just a month later. Show More Summary

Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” as a Parable of Our Time

In 2012, I was a high-school English teacher in Prince George’s County, Maryland, when Trayvon Martin, a boy who looked like so many of my students, was killed in the suburbs of Florida. Before then, I had envisioned my classroom asShow More Summary

Liberal Media Does Its Job in Reporting: Keith Scott was Armed during Fatal Encounter with Charlotte Police Officer

The liberal media did its job and reported the facts in an officer-involved shooting, unlike the case surrounding Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, in addition to Michael Brown and then-Officer Darren Wilson. Sadly, Keith Lamont Scott lost his life in this fatal encounter between him and a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. […]

Black Lives Matter at Oxford

2 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

It started in Florida with the death of an unarmed black teenager: 17 year old Trayvon Martin, fatally shot as he walked from a store. Tonight some of the African American mothers who’ve lost their children to police shootings and alleged racial violence are speaking at the Oxford Union.

Did furor over police shootings fuel the Trump victory?

Add this to the many other analytical puzzles regarding the causes of Donald Trump’s election victory: To what extent did shootings of African American men by police (or, in the case of Trayvon Martin, a self-appointed neighborhood guardian) and the subsequent protests — some violent — affect the result? Voters faced a stark choice on […]

George Zimmerman Gets Kicked Out Of A Bar....For Screaming Racist Epithets

George ZImmerman, self proclaimed neighborhood watch captain who killed teenager Trayvon Martin in cold blood for walking in his own neighborhood with skittles and iced tea continues to show us how empathetic and tolerant he really is. Kidding. Show More Summary

Police: George Zimmerman used racial slur before being removed from bar

Sadly, this is consistent with other stories reported about Trayvon Martin’s killer. Zimmerman yelled at a female employee, used racial slurs and was “belligerent” toward a deputy before being he was removed from a bar in Sanford, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was originally called to Corona Cigar Company Wednesday night for [...]

For Black People Who Have to Work With White People in the Age of Trump

Listen, I know this has been a tough few days. The morning after election night, you probably went to work shocked, stunned and disappointed in America, like when George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin, or the first time you heard of the Luther Burger. Such is life for black people in America. It’s […]

An Open Letter to Woke Young Brothers

Shout out to all the woke young brothers who’ve stood up in response to the injustices we’ve seen too frequently these past years, like when the lives of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Dontre Hamilton and Sandra Bland and too many tragic others were lost needlessly with callous impunity. I hear from many of you from time […]

Fla. Republican connects Black Lives Matter to terrorism in ad

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A Dem. Florida senator who wore a black hoodie in solidarity with Trayvon Martin is being criticized by his Republican opponent in an ad.

I’m Human, Just Black

Any black person can be the next hashtag on twitter, and the next name added along side of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and all of the other black lives that were cut short.

New Video Poem by Nikkita Oliver Imagines Trayvon Martin Shooting from Gun's Perspective

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Her new poem is called "Firearms." TIMOTHY AGUERO Nikkita Oliver has been a staple in Seattle poetry for a few years. (She's also a lawyer, a mentor artist in 4Culture's Creative Justice department, an activist, and a writer...Show More Summary

She Gets It: Lady GaGa Performs Tribute Song For Trayvon Martin, “Angel Down” In NYC

Lady GaGa Releases Trayvon Martin Tribute Song Lady GaGa’s new album, JOANNE is already a bit of a departure from the typical sounds she produces. In addition to her typical pop jams, GaGa decided to address Black Lives Matter and

Hey Trolls - I'm Ken Bone

Ken Bone debate questioner and undecided American seems like a nice guy, until internet trolls dug up his past comments on Naked JLaw, Trayvon Martin, and (yikes) his sex life.I'm pretty sure if you dug around long enough the trolls would have a nutty over what I've posted over the last decade. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga drops powerful track about Trayvon Martin's death

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Lady Gaga felt compelled to use her voice as a response to the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Racial Autumn

My racial Autumn began on the shoulder of Greenbelt Road in Lanham, Maryland, 35 years before Trayvon Martin. Hitchhiking was cake: so many cars headed to the University of Maryland from where I'd graduated four months earlier without really letting go. In no time, an effusively orange Nova pulled over. Show More Summary

Eminem Goes After Trump — and Everyone Else

Eminem released an explosive new track online today — you can hear it below — in which he gets political, calling out Donald Trump and referencing Trayvon Martin and Colin Kaepernick, among many other people. Rolling Stone reports that the...

Revenge Fantasy: Eminem’s “Campaign Speech”, Murders Zimmerman And Gives Body To Trayvon Martin’s Family

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Eminem Drops New Song “Campaign Speech”, Talks Donald Trump And Trayvon Martin Yesterday, “rap god” Eminem celebrated his 44th birthday. Today, he returns to the microphone with the zeal of much younger MC. Em is always ready to agitate, irritate,

Listen to Eminem Take on Trump and More on 8-Minute New Track “Campaign Speech”

Eminem has just shared a new song called “Campaign Speech.” For nearly eight minutes straight, he raps about Trump (he is not a fan), Trayvon Martin, Colin Kaepernick, and much more. "Why am I such a dick?" is the last line of the track. Show More Summary

We Can No Longer Turn A Blind Eye To Murders Of Transgender Women In Mexico

The exoneration of Trayvon Martin's killer in 2013 sparked the #BlackLivesMatter protests and movement. What started out as a public discussion about the murder of black people by police in the United States has evolved into a movement denouncing the dehumanization of black lives and calling for their rights. Show More Summary

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