Tag: stand your ground

Task Force of  ministers to address Stand Your Ground laws

Task Force of  ministers to address Stand Your Ground laws

| April 8, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The Rev. R.B. Holmes, a civil rights leader and pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is heading up a task force of 40 ministers to undertake a 12-point action plan to revitalize the black community, taking on issues ranging from the repeal of controversial […]

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Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

| April 1, 2014

Don’t get upset, folks. It only stands to reason that a nation that only pays lip service to Christ and Christian values would need guns in schools, shopping malls, movie theaters and the like. And maybe, more extensive stand your ground laws will give bangers and drug cartels the necessary tools to legally eliminate their […]

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Respect begins with us

Respect begins with us

| March 15, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist “We talking ’bout fiction or we talking ’bout fact? You talking ’bout fiction? Hold up, pardon my back…”— Jay–Z, “What We Talkin’ About” I’ve been at a lost for words lately watching all the New World Order-like advancements unravel before our eyes. From Stand your Ground to Stop and Frisk, war is […]

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Justice refused for another African American teenager?

| March 3, 2014

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 […]

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Knockout punch for George Zimmerman

Knockout punch for George Zimmerman

| February 27, 2014

Had he not massacred Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman would be an average white man holding down a mediocre job, living under the radar, and aspiring for a law enforcement job.

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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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