Lucia McBath has received justice for her son, but she wants justice for all.
"3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets" looks at Davis' life, his death, and the impact his parents want both to have.
With millions witnessing an abundance of publicized killings of unarmed black men by police, along with several racially charged shootings claiming headlines across the country -- the national discourse around racism has expanded to incorporate the need for stronger gun control laws.
But while local residents are stocking up on guns and ammunition in anticipation of any potential protests, McSpadden made
The jury took about 5 hours to reach a verdict on Wednesday. Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the
For decades, American civil rights advocates have connected the dots between the domestic fight for civil rights and the international struggle for human rights.
While many say racism is over and point to the fact that America has its first black president, Barack Obama's election actually ignited racial tension in the country, rather than ending it.
Once asked if there could racist undertones to this statement, McTaggerty shook his head profusely and balked at the question
I could see clearly: These strong, playful, intelligent and hilarious men would have to go back out into the world and play the roles they had adopted... to be seen, but not seen... to be safe in a world that fears them.
We're in the midst of a series of high-profile trials of white Americans who fatally shot unarmed African Americans, which we are constantly told are not about race. Not only is this a losing strategy for the prosecution, but it's dishonest.
Last week, President Obama unveiled his My Brothers Keeper initiative one day after the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin and as the nation still grapples with the hung jury on the murder charge in the Michael Dunn case,.
Stand Your Ground's Woman Problem: Laws Expanding Self-Defense Raise Questions About Gender as Well as Race
Of all the categories of victims who might justifiably agitate for more protection from the law, women facing down abusive partners in their own homes should be at the top of the list. And yet Stand Your Ground laws do nothing to help them. This is not by accident but by design.
When an All-Pro cornerback from the NFL's best defensive squad needs to have his 3.9 GPA from Stanford cited to stop white people's quivering, we have a problem.
Martin also added a strong sentiment about the value of the lives of young black men in this country and how the nation seems
My privilege smacked me in the face when Jordan Davis was killed. It was in my city... on a street I drive often... at a gas station I've been a patron at. This wasn't something I was removed from. It happened in my hometown.
African-Americans are often assumed to be a threat by virtue of their existence. In Dunn's testimony, it's clear that on the day he shot and killed Jordan Davis, he didn't see four teenagers who declined to heed his request that they turn down their music. From his eyes, they were a threat.
While I am sure there are plenty of wonderful legal arguments as to why I should trust a jury of my peers, and that those peers can just simply be any plain old American citizens, I am sorry but no; I do not feel comfortable trusting justice when it comes to Black bodies
Justice for Jordan: What the Dunn Verdict Says About Our Culture -- and the Value That We Place on Young Black Males in America
On November 23, 2012, Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white man, fired 10 rounds into a parked SUV after arguing over loud rap music coming from the vehicle with Jordan and three other unarmed African American teenagers inside.