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Marches won’t cut it anymore: Why last weekend felt like a funeral

By Brittney Cooper I must say, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs, Justice, and Freedom left me feeling mostly uninspired. Though there was some attempt in the early portion of the program to include younger speakers, the … Continue reading

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Go away, George Zimmerman!

By Joan Walsh As Trayvon Martin’s parents headed to Washington for a protest commemorating the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, their son’s killer was touring the factory that produced the gun he used to kill their son, and posing for … Continue reading

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The Hunt for the White Trayvon Martin

By Elspeth Reeve The hunt for the white Trayvon Martin has evolved since the case became national news, with a changing cast of victims and perpetrators, but the problem has remained the same: instead of countering the racial narrative of the … Continue reading

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I left my job over a computer-desktop hoodie

By Brenda Howard A year and a half ago, a news story exploded out of Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, an armed, 28-year-old man of mixed white and Hispanic ancestry, followed and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The tragic … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: Is Anyone Black Enough for Cornel West?

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4 Unhinged, Offensive Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

By Kristen Gwynne Following a six-person, all-female jury’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s klller George Zimmerman this weekend, media and individuals on the both the right and left have responded with a hail storm of insensitivity that amounts to an outright white-supremacist defense of … Continue reading

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BET Awards 2012

The Soul Brother is making my return after an extended absence, I really didn’t catch much of the first hour of the show. True Blood was absorbing most of my attention. Eric & Pam…OMG! Alas, I digress. The 2012 BET … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck continues conservative crusade to co-opt Dr. King

Earl Ofari Huthinson hits the nail on the head. ‘Nuff said. Glenn Beck continues conservative crusade to co-opt Dr. King.

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Dr. King and the “Guys With the Guns” at the NRA

Martin Luther King III, Rev. Al Sharpton, the NAACP, NUL, and others will be commemorating the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C. just not at the Lincoln Memorial. Glenn … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of the Rev. Al Sharpton

Excellent article about the Rev. Al Sharpton in Newsweek by Allison Samuels and Jerry Adler. The Reinvention of the Rev. Al Sharpton – Newsweek.

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