It hit me not long ago, as I listened to more than one television pundit say that the Black Lives Matter movement is a hate movement, specifically against, police officers, that they do not understand the concept of perhaps the most important word in the BLM moniker: “matter.” The Black Lives Matter movement didn’t erupt… Read More Black Lives Matter – Not So Much
It is a notable fact that in our country, major racial strife and a subsequent movement followed the lynching of young, black men. That is not to say that black women have not been lynched. In fact, black women’s bodies have been brutalized by whites in this country in a way nobody likes to talk… Read More Emmett, Trayvon and Michael
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the late Trayvon Martin, will not see or taste justice for the murder of her son. Her last hope for justice was wiped out today when she got news that federal prosecutors will not charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime. The case is closed. There will be no… Read More No Justice for Black Slain
So, Marissa Alexander still faces 60 years in prison for shooting a warning shot into the air to ward off her abusive husband. Meanwhile, while she is awaiting a new trial, George Zimmerman is walking free. Alexander faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutor Angela Corey, who failed to gain convictions… Read More Stand Your Ground Only If You’re White?
It has occurred to me that only some boys are “allowed” to be boys, according to the common adage. When I think of what happened to Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, what I think is that these were two young men …being boys. Teens tend to do dumb things in general; teen boys, no matter… Read More “Boys Will Be Boys”…