Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

Civil Rights Attorney John Burris

John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
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George Zimmerman Arrested Again

On Monday, law enforcement arrested George Zimmerman who was taken to the Seminole County Jail after a domestic dispute involving his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe was reported. Zimmerman is being charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic [...]
Sybrina Fulton with Congresswoman Lee at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in Washington, D.C. August 28, 2013.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Reflects on the 1963 March on Washington

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Reflects on the 50th Celebration of the March on Washington and its significance in todays society. “As we celebrate and remember the great moment in our history that was the March on [...]

OP-ED: After the “Murder” of Trayvon Martin, Healing Will be Difficult

“Too Many White-Americans Still Don’t Understand” During the Zimmerman Trial, it was revealed that Trayvon Martin called Zimmerman a “cracker” and many white-Americans were shocked. In the 1970s, my father, who is the grandson of [...]
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OP-ED: Preaching During Troubled Times: The Zimmerman Verdict

As I was finalizing my sermon last Sunday, I paused to listen to the George Zimmerman verdict. It was at this moment that I experienced how quickly a good sermon can become irrelevant.Nothing I had [...]
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BlackSpit’s Paintings Provoke and Pay Homage

BlackSpit, a native of Washington, D.C, is a graduate of North Carolina A&T where he obtained a degree in Arts and Communications. He now uses his love for the arts to communicate thought-provoking messages in [...]
Hundreds rally in front of Oakland Federal Building on Saturday, July 20. Photo courtesy of Ken Epstein.

Outraged Protests Continue in Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

The world was stunned last Saturday when jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial returned with a verdict after only 16 hours of deliberation. Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of unarmed Trayvon [...]