As a 35-year-old black man in America, I must admit, I have become complacent in feeling that the scales of equality have been balancing out. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Alfred Wright, Michael Brown and so many others, have taught me that there is still work to be done. As a filmmaker, I […]
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By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]
Parents of slain black teenagers in Chicago, Jacksonville, Fla. to be honored by Black Press in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA)—Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., parents of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendelton, who was fatally shot in the back while standing in a park after taking her final examination at King College Prep High School in Chicago on Jan. 29, 2013, and Ron Davis and Lucy McBath, parents of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old who […]
By Judge Greg Mathis Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Chronicle My thoughts and prayers are with Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents whose teenage son was murdered on Nov. 23, 2012. Jordan Davis was killed following an argument with an older white male who became upset that Davis and his friends were […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It all seems so familiar, doesn’t it? A black man, or woman, or child is murdered by a white person—and America’s criminal justice system compounds the tragedy. How deep is that particular well of American racial injustice now? How many names of innocents are on that list of sorrow? […]