America, how are the children? More specifically, how are the African American children? They are troubled. They are confused. They are angry. They have seen too much to live healthy, idyllic or carefree childhoods and they don't have the maturity to make sense of what the world is showing them.
The causes of violence are widely varied and deeply complex and the solutions will be just as complicated. However, I do not believe the disproportionate violence within African American communities is now or has ever been a coincidence.
Her son, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in a case that came into the national and global spotlight
2013-08-27-marchonwashingtondicksimon.jpg While almost everyone who is here in D.C. this week agrees that much has changed since that momentous day, they all are quick to add that there is still more that needs to be done before King's dream is finally realized.
They're being recognized as the next generation of civil rights leaders. But rewind a month, and almost nobody had heard of them. So who are they, and where did they come from?
The main point is: President Obama has established the best possible dialogue, policy and action platform to determine the
If Lonnie Busch gets his wish, the hoodie Trayvon Martin was wearing the night of his fatal shooting will eventually be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.
The night of the Trayvon Martin verdict, debates ensued all over the country. At a house down south, someone recorded it
Suddenly, shocked, furious messages flooded my Twitter and Facebook feed. I wanted to be a part of the conversation, but
Maybe this trial is the wake-up call this country needs to understand that's not how it has be. That's not how it should
Somewhere along the line I've lost my own defensiveness about looking at or admitting where our culturally-conditioned racial stereotypes are still affecting me, and I can call it racism.
The other part, is to do your part. RIP Trayvon. See, racism is a disease. It's a strange one. If one carries it, it actually
I want what every mother wants, what Trayvon Martin's parents wanted -- for my children to be safe. I want to not have to stay up at night wondering if they might fall prey to racial profiling or stereotyping that could hurt their hearts or, worse yet, take freedom or their very lives.
Rep. Fudge: 'They Put A Young Black Boy On Trial' Instead Of Zimmerman
Black youth are beginning to collectively recognize our own value -- and we will not be silent. We will turn our anger into action and our pain into power.
This country's centuries long narrative linking black male bodies with inherent violence and criminality has stained our culture to its core and infected far too many of those who navigate within it.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted on Friday to launch an investigation into whether "Stand Your Ground" laws around the country have a racial bias. Amanda Terkel joins Ahmed to discuss.
Florida's State Attorney Office released a series of previously unseen photographs on Thursday that show George Zimmerman
The autopsy and other medical evidence could prove vital for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has been
How many more Trayvon Martins have to occur to mobilize us to national action? Unless we have the courage and the grace to publicly confront the issue of race in America, it will remain the sword of Damocles hanging over our country for the 21st century and beyond.