"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." - President Obama [Video]

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As some of you are aware, President Obama made some passing comments regarding the Trayvon Martin case on the Sunday following the ruling. Like many of the President’s comments, his comments on the case received mixed reviews – some people supported his pragmatic response, others thought he should have said more (or remain silent). As […]

White People: Stop Telling Black People How to Feel About Trayvon Martin!

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  Race has been a hot topic this week in the wake of George Zimmerman’s privilege. We’ve seen White people telling Black people what’s racist and how we should feel on the topic of Trayvon Martin. Business as usual, it seems. Carly Oishi recently wrote an awesome letter to White people letting them know it’s […]

George Zimmerman's Not Guilty Verdict A Conviction Of Black Men in America

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One winter day, when I was around 15-16 years old, my friends and I were walking home from a routine store run. We walked alongside Jamaica Avenue in broad daylight. The street was bustling with the usual weekend commotion of shopkeepers selling items, men howling at women for some love and affection, and children like […]

A Shame: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

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The verdict is in: George Zimmerman has been found Not Guilty of Second Degree Murder in the Trayvon Martin case. If by chance you’re unfamiliar or need a refresher, here’s what you need to know: The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin […]

Disturbing Pictures Show White Folks #Trayvoning

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I think I speak for all people, regardless of race, gender or class, when I say… Now I know, i’m not the only one who wonders if this is real or not. I’m just a bit skeptical that people are this ignorant. However, I realize that the current state of racism in our country has […]

The Idiocy of Reverse Racism and Why Al Sharpton Won’t STFU

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Only Idiots Can Be Reverse Racist Reverse racism doesn’t exist. Now before I assume anyone who uses the term ‘reverse racism’ is an idiot (I’m being facetious. I have totally already assumed you’re an idiot.), I will first assume they don’t know the definition of racism. Today, let’s clearly establish the definition for our discussion […]

The Weekly ‘You Need to Chill’ Awards: Rihanna, Cold Weather, Drake, Howard U, Beyonce and Obama

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This week’s edition of the ‘You Need to Chill’ Awards features; Mother Nature, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Yandy, Obama’s fundraising team, Melody Thornton, Beyonce, Trayvon Martin’s mama, Drake and Howard Homecoming. Let’s get into it since I know we don’t have a lot of time. Mother Nature Mother Nature is as indecisive as a shy stripper. […]

Trial by Media: George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting

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Poll Source: Washington Post. The Washington Post reports George Zimmerman, shooter of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, will be charged by Florida’s special prosecutor, Angela Corey as early as this afternoon. If you read my first write-up on this story, you’ll note I have never asked for anything more than for George Zimmerman to […]

Why Black People Need ‘The Talk’ and John Derbyshire and His Non-Black Children Don’t

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When’s the last time you saw two Black officers and a white boy in handcuffs? Don’t worry, i’ll wait. Today, I came across two articles worth sharing. The first one, was written by a racist white man. (The Talk: Nonblack Version by John Derbyshire). The second one, was written by a non-racist white man. (The […]

Trayvon Martin, MLK and The Mountaintop 44 Years Later

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated forty four years ago today. The day before his assassination he gave what would become known as the “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” Speech. Next to his Letters from a Birmingham Jail these have always been my favorite words of his. The last 3 minutes sends […]