$20 Million Civil Suit Filed Against Detectives, Baltimore Police in Case of Anthony Anderson, 3.22.13
Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon seeks justice for the family of Anthony Anderson , an African American man killed by police in Baltimore Read in Full >>
Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon Speaks to Press on Case of Anthony Anderson
Baltimore City State's Attorney elects to not prosecute Baltimore City Police Officers responsible for murder of Anthony Anderson Read in Full >>
Dr. Jamal Bryant Lifts Up Chris Brown's Family and Families of Murder Victims Across Baltimore
"I want to put a face to the name," said Dr. Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Northwest Baltimore, one of the fastest-growing A.M.E. churches in the nation Read in Full >>
J. Wyndal Gordon on Bails, Race in MD and Florida
Zimmerman's attorney informed Trayvon Martin Case judge of $200,000 raised by websites, supporters Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Day 41: Wake Up, America, Before It's Too Late!
Yet, he added, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and countless others did not bleed, sweat, cry, and die just for America to have a black president. Nope! They sacrificed themselves so that justice would reign, so that all men – and women – would be treated fairly such that the blessings of liberty would fall upon all Americans.
After 41 days, George Zimmerman has yet to be arrested. And while black America isn’t at all backing down from this drama, Dyson suggests that a lot of white folks are getting media-weary and wish black folks, pretty much, would just shut up and let this thing go away. Read in Full >>
Op/Ed: The Perfect Example of Structural Racism
The death of Trayvon Martin is an absolute tragedy; our condolences and heartfelt concern goes out to his family and friends.
It is also the time for us to understand the significant impact that structural racism makes in our lives each and every day as people of color. It is the very core that limits the collective economic vitality and the physical health for people of color which then impacts all citizens. It is also the challenge that can cripple America in the future as this country grows increasingly brown. Read in Full >>
Commentary: Questionable Intent: Trayvon Martin and The Raising of Black on Black Violence
Many have asked openly “Why don’t Black people get as upset when Black teenagers are killed by other Black teenagers”?
In fact, the question is posed so often, that Davey D over at his blog on Hip Hop and Politics has a piece on it. Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga , it makes some great points about the amount of attention the Black community spends on issues of internal violence. In a sense this is a springboard post, and I would like to add my two cents.
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Commentary: YOU BIG DUMMIES! IT’S MURDER, PURE AND SIMPLE; SANFORD IS INSANE
I feel like I'm watching an episode of the 1970s sitcom "Sanford & Son
" rather than the City of Sanford's investigation of a heartless, cold and calculating killer. And for the name's sake, it is clearly evident, at least to me, that the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sanford
decision is still good law in the State of Florida. See, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) I must confess, I am deeply affected by Trayvon Martin’s slaying. It has been weighing heavy on me ever since I first learned of the news. Read in Full >>
Trayvon Martin Rally, Baltimore, City Hall, 3.26.12
Black youth slain in Sanford, Florida is remembered in Baltimore Read in Full >>
Commentary: Aiming the Gun, Taking a Life (My thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case) by Janice B.
If he had stayed in his car and reported the “suspect” this would have never happened. A child would not have been shot and killed. Black, white, asian, whatever. The police failed us. I know people are pointing to the racial aspects of this injustice making it a black vs. white issue. I don’t know if the police were racist and I’m not even sure that Zimmerman is white. But quite honestly I’m saddened that this is becoming a race issue. Because even though there could be a racist motive here, WE, as human beings need to be united in this
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Commentary: Trayvon is Nothing New: The Murder of Black America by Albert Phillips
By now, unless you haven’t turned on your television or logged on to any social networks in awhile, you have heard about the horrific, untimely death of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin. He has been the latest mass-circulated victim of being a young Black male in racist Amerikkka. In astonishment (well not really), George Zimmerman, his executioner, has claimed self-defense and has not been arrested for the crime.
We know this whole ordeal is completely racist, even more proven by Zimmerman’s recorded phone call to the police in which he described Martin as a “coon”. For the folks who don’t know, “coon” is a racist term that was used to describe Black folk, equivalent to nigger. Read in Full >>
COMMENTARY: Trayvon Martin Murder: What Questions We Must Ask Ourselves By Marshall C. Bell
Nationwide, Black people have killed far more Black people in the past thirty years than the Ku Klux Klan did in its entire history. We have done, and continue to do, what they could never accomplish: wiping out entire generations of young, black men. Does anybody even care? Few so much as bat an eye at the evening news when another murder is announced. We’ve become complacent. It’s accepted. We simply do not have the same level of interest or concern over the slaughter that is occurring in our own backyards. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Souls of an Endangered Species: The Case of Trayvon Martin
On the East Coast, the communities have clearly responded to this senseless act with protests.
***In New York City, for instance, a “Million Hoodie March” was held in Union Square on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to honor young Trayvon’s murder. Since Wednesday, the hoodie has become an international symbol of protest on behalf of the otherwise everyday person. The beauty of this effort is that it has touched all races of mankind.
***Another rally - The “Stand Up For Trayvon Justice Rally” - will be held today (SATURDAY) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
***On Monday, March 26th in Baltimore, The Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership All Peoples Congress, National Action Network, and other Civil Rights and community groups have called for a MARCH, SPEAK OUT AND VIGIL. The Monday March will begin at McKeldin Square (Pratt & Light Streets) at 5 pm and will begin marching at 5:30 pm (sharp) to the Baltimore Police Headquarters on Fayette Street. Local victims of racism and police abuse and those who have organized around the Shomrim case where a 15-year old Northwestern High School student was attacked by a similar community watch group in Northwest Baltimore’s Upper Park Heights neighborhood will speak-out at 6 pm. From there, the group will march to City Hall, 100 Holiday St. in downtown Baltimore where participants will hold a major vigil and rally from 7 to 8 pm. Local groups have begun a Baltimore petition effort to send to Florida authorities. FMI, please call 410.218.4835 or 410.500.2168.
***In Philadelphia, a rally is scheduled for Thursday, March 29th. The PHI Prayer Vigil & Stop Da Violence Rally is set for 6 to 8 pm at LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. FMI, please call Khalid Moffitt at 484.629.8744, the Philadelphia NAACP at 215.978.7500, or the Guardian Civic League at 215.763.0490. Read in Full >>