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The Zimmerman Verdict and the Black Religious Left
Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton ...
We've been too busy celebrating the "shouting churches" to hear the voices of Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Carter G. Woodson, Howard Thurman, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Langston Hughes crying in the wilderness. They all longed for a better world and for a better church to serve it.
Zimmerman: Gender Not Race
SiriusXM Radio Host & CNN Anchor
The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims. Might the outcome of the Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined -- because of gender?
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Racism in the U.S. & the Headscarf in Turkey
Arzu Kaya Uranli
Unfortunately, somehow a physical manifestation of a woman's faith has become a threatening political symbol in Turkey. Even some conservatives have mixed feelings when it comes to the headscarf.
Watch A Preacher Succinctly Explain What Everyone Missed About The Trayvon Martin Case
The night of the Trayvon Martin verdict, debates ensued all over the country. Read more on Upworthy
Questions Over Florida Artist Boycott
Additional information has come to light which sheds serious doubt on the veracity of a reported list of artists joining Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida. For more information and a full breakdown of the story's history, please see our further coverage.
Florida Boycott List Discredited, Had Included Kanye, Jay Z, Alicia Keys
The Huffington Post has updated the original post on the matter with a prominent link to this page. Ryan said she received
Joe Walsh On Trayvon Martin Case: 'No Evidence This Case Was About Race' (VIDEO)
While noting that "race is a part of everything" and that "racism still exists," Walsh urged to divert the country's focus
UPDATE: Questions Over Florida Artist Boycott
A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder's footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest
The Zimmerman Verdict: There's a New Justice in Town
Brad R. Braxton
Professor, Southern Methodist University; Pastor, The Open Chu...
On Sunday, July 14, 2013, I preached at The Open Church, a radically inclusive congregation in Baltimore, wearing a grey hoodie, black jeans, and a purple baseball cap turned backwards.
Obama: 'Travyon Martin Could Have Been Me'
President Barack Obama made an unexpected appearance at Friday's White House press briefing to talk about the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case and, more broadly, how the United States continues to grapple with racial bias.
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Obama's Trayvon Martin Comments Give Sybrina Fulton And Tracy Martin Strength
Six days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, President Obama spoke out
Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)
But in an unusually personal moment, he began talking about the broader context of the case and the need to better understand
Of Guilt and Responsibility: Abraham Joshua Heschel on George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin
Rabbi Michael Bernstein
Congregation Gesher L’Torah
"Few are guilty, but all are responsible" is not a principle that can be applied in a court of law. However, without a recognition of this prophetic call, much of the greater aspirations of our country remain out of reach.
Oakland Cafe Has Amazing Response To Broken Window After Zimmerman Protests
Rather than condemn protesters, Cortt Dunlap, who owns Awaken Cafe in downtown Oakland, decided to use his storefront's broken
Ivy League Professor: 'American God' Is A 'White Racist'
An Ivy League professor made headlines after penning a blog post saying the George Zimmerman verdict helps support the notion that the "American god" is a "white racist god."
Anthea Butler, Ivy League Professor, On George Zimmerman Verdict: 'American God' Is A 'White Racist'
"When the laws were never made for people who were considered, constitutionally, to be three-fifths of a person, I have to
Chicago Church Sign For Trayvon Martin Accuses Zimmerman Jury Of Racism (PHOTO)
The play on the spelling of America is, of course, a reference to the Ku Klux Klan, a move the church explained in a post
The Zimmerman Verdict's Message
Even if technical legally sound, the verdict's message as heard and felt in the street speaks to double standards when it comes to law enforcement and criminal justice.
The Zimmerman Trial, Orwell and Race
William H. Turner
Many Americans -- lots more whites than blacks, I am sure -- do not believe the verdict in the Zimmerman trial was just the latest example of the biases against young black males of a racist, oppressive criminal justice system that continues to grow.
Reading the Pictures: Multiracial Zimmerman Protest Photos Sign of Change or Wishful Thinking?
Publisher of the visual politics and media literacy site, Read...
One thing that struck me immediately about the photo coverage of the response to the Zimmerman verdict is the number of widely-published newswire images highlighting a multi-racial response.
George Zimmerman Will Get His Gun Back, Mark O'Mara Says He Needs It 'Even More' Than Before
O'Mara, who led Zimmerman's defense, said that his client plans to continue carrying the weapon and now wears a protective
How to Explain George Zimmerman's Verdict to Future Children of Color
At the intersection of politics, race and social justice | www...
If your family experiences racial injustices, show it. If your family is benefiting from racial progress, show it. Be the talking point in an ongoing conversation about race until there is nothing left to change.
Attorney General Holder Has a Compelling Reason to Consider a Zimmerman Prosecution
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
If the Justice Department gives serious consideration to the civil rights violations in the Martin case, it will again send the strong message that civil rights violations will always be subject to full and public scrutiny by federal prosecutors.
Zimmerman Will Get Back Gun Used To Kill Martin
George Zimmerman Verdict Reaction: Miami Police Announce 'First Amendment Zones'
But the timing is just coincidence, Miami Police spokesman Freddie Cruz told CBS Miami. However local leaders' have had some
George Zimmerman Verdict Reaction: South Florida Leaders Predict Calm
By Sun Sentinel, Sun Sentinel
In Lake Clarke Shores, Police Chief Wes Smith III said there are contingency plans in place throughout Palm Beach County
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