TGR: George Zimmerman Freed on $1 Million Bond
Then came George Zimmerman’s release. Mind you – all the while – media fatigue
is setting in on a population that was otherwise motivated. And best believe, the defense attorneys know how to work that to their advantage.
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Daren Muhammad Interview, 5.22.12
WFBR 1590 AM News Talk Host discusses Pres. Barack Obama's support of same sex unions, Baltimore City rec centers, Trayvon Martin Read in Full >>
TGR: Make Teaching Black History a Priority in Your Household: Keep Hope Alive!
Here’s a special “Thank you” to Jelani Favors, Ph.D., at Morgan State University (MSU). The MSU history professor had invited me to join Natanya Duncan, Ph.D., who is also MSU’s History Department, and the Honorary Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham. Cheatham currently runs the Baltimore Branch of the National Action Network, is the former President of the historic Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP, and has registered more people to vote than any other Marylander. Even more, he – along with John Milton Wesley – taught me about Fannie Lou Hamer.
The purpose of the invite was to discuss the John Singleton film, Rosewood, which related the events of the Rosewood Massacre in Rosewood, Florida where a handful of whites – and 40 to 150 blacks were killed. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Justice Deferred ... for 45 Days
And if you think social media put a spell on Yemen, Bahrain, and Libya in the sense that the world instantly learned of human rights violations and atrocities as they happened as of late, this central Florida town – also the county seat of Seminole County – would be cast onto the world stage as evidence that the United States of America has unresolved racial issues. And this includes Sanford, a Southern town that has seen more than its share of racial hatred and violence. Hell, they even treated Jackie Robinson bad!
Right is right, and wrong is wrong. Whether a perpetrator of a crime is black or white – decent people everywhere require that justice reign supreme over all in these United States of America. Regardless of ethnic background, income, or political affiliation, the blindfolded eyes of justice are supposed to be equal and just …. even in Sanford …. even in 2012. Otherwise, this baked and packaged American fly-by-night brand of liberty, justice and freedom that we sell across the world is merely a hoax for gangsters and Wall Street thieves. I, for one, happen to think we’re better than that. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: American Denial: Insidious Disease of Racism Exposed on World Stage
I thank God that the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old black Floridian, has gained worldwide attention. Despite the horrific tragedy of this young man’s life being snuffed out prematurely, it has not been in vain. It has shined a refreshing “social media”-age neon spotlight on America’s most lethal disease: Racism. This racial profiling incident, which has yet to lead to an arrest, has put America ‘out there on Front Street’ for the hypocrite it is. How dare we preach to other nations about freedom and democracy when we clearly have dirt around our own door? How can actually call China out on the carpet, when we have never dealt with our most insidious disease of all: racism? 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 >>
The Glover Report: George Zimmerman’s Reasonable Doubt :: Trayvon Martin :: Day 39
I can’t speak for you, but I still feel the pain of racism today: It’s 2012. And I still sense the associated violence. Its sound is sometimes faint, but with each passing day – it gets louder, and louder. The drum of revolution, revolt, uprising, and rebellion against a sinister system that would allow the world to see for itself as the cunning demon called racism boldly raises its ugly head from the ashes of American slavery: Butt-naked for the world to see, it is relentless. And there is no fear of cell phone cameras or the like – because America’s dirty little secret is not the least bit ashamed.
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Op/Ed: In Whose Image: Trayvon Martin and the War on Black Male Identity
“They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.” These are the words of Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old American African teenager who was gun down and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.
The Sanford Police Department has admitted that they leaked a story to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper that Trayvon was suspended for 10 days for being in possession of an empty marijuana bag. And now conservative bloggers have begun posting photos on the internet to try to portray Trayvon as a thug and suspicious suggesting he brought his murder on himself. Read in Full >>
Op/Ed: Fear Triumphed in Trayvon Martin Case
Then something really interesting happened. Two phone calls were made that capture the essence of the tragedy. Zimmerman and Martin both made phone calls that reveal just how apprehensive each man was over the unexpected appearance of the other.
George Zimmerman called 911 as he was following Trayvon and said, "We've had some break-ins in the neighborhood, and there's this real suspicious guy. ... This guy looks like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about." 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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