Tag: self defense

Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

| July 29, 2015

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The strategy: Keep Black America ‘dumb’ and defenseless. By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership […]

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Trayvon Martin case shouldn’t be race-based

Trayvon Martin case shouldn’t be race-based

| July 2, 2013

Here’s the scenario: I’m in a nightclub I frequent regularly and I see I guy whose look I don’t like. Mind you, this guy is with other people doing other things and I haven’t seen him do anything untoward as of yet—I just don’t like his look. I tell the bouncer at the club that I see this guy who just doesn’t look right to me. The bouncer, who is somewhat acquainted with me, tells me, “Thanks for letting me know. I’ll go check it out.” I say, “Let me!” The bouncer says, “I got this. Just give me a minute.” I don’t listen.

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