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
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
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.
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.