MLK: Obama draws flak for house Negro on his plantation

Professor Cornel West, the radio personality and scholar, on Friday lashed out at organizers of Wednesday’s 50th-anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, saying that it offered scant celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments, according to Mediaite.… Read the rest

‘Even if you don’t use the N-word, you may still be racist’: Oprah

On Thursday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, stars of Oscar-bait The Butler. During the interview, in which Cooper thoughtfully nodded as Winfrey and Whitaker race-baited, Oprah suggested Emmitt Till and Trayvon Martin were equivalent symbols, … Read the rest

Say hi to the anti-George Zimmerman

trayvonhoodDid you notice during the George Zimmerman trial how the media kept repeating the salacious question “What if Trayvon Martin had been white?” They acted as if this question was the perfect response to Zimmerman defenders. They pretended that this … Read the rest

It’s a black thing on Capitol Hill

The father of Trayvon Martin, who was shot in February last year, will give a speech on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as part of a hearing focusing on the societal challenges faced by African American boys and men.

Tracy Martin … Read the rest

Juror describes mental anguish to find Zimmerman ‘guilty of something’

trayvonA juror from the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin broke into tears as she described the mental anguish she and the other jurors felt as they weighed their decision.

She said the six-women panel was

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Four black minors gunned down in Chicago during Zimmerman trial

chicagoviolenceIn the 20-day period of the George Zimmerman trial, four black minors – three teens and a five-year-old boy – were gunned down in Chicago, according to Homicide Watch Chicago, a Chicago Sun-Times publication, which details every murder that takes … Read the rest

Zimmerman’s parents in hiding from ‘enormous amount of death threats’

 

George Zimmerman immediately went back into hiding after being acquitted of murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, his parents told Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview with ABC News, adding that they haven’t seen him since he … Read the rest

Thousands in US protest Zimmerman verdict

Thousands protested in US cities overnight as President Barack Obama appealed for calm following the acquittal in Florida of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager.

The angry protests highlight simmering racial tensions after a jury found volunteer … Read the rest

Zimmerman acquitted of all charges in Trayvon Martin murder case

George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges on Saturday for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in this central Florida town in February of last year.

If he had been convicted, the 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, … Read the rest

Law enforcement prepares for riots on Zimmerman verdict

riotszimmermanOn Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a video calling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that … Read the rest

Racist T-shirt mocks Trayvon Martin’s killer

Expanding the definition of “cracker,” a t-shirt featuring the photo of the man who shot Trayvon Martin is now available for purchase.

As seen at left, the shirt has a picture of George Zimmerman and the words “Pussy Ass Cracker.” … Read the rest