Tag: trayvon martin

Black protest in the U.S.: Early slave rebellions set stage for modern day protests

| February 6, 2015

In this time of renewed civil rights protests sparked by the death of black citizens such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and a hosts of others, it seems appropriate to note that the history of Africans in America is not only one of achievements in areas such as science, invention, entertainment, politics, religion […]

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Today’s activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement but tensions exist between two generations

Today’s activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement but tensions exist between two generations

| February 4, 2015

  By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer As millennial activists have assumed leadership roles, there’s been friction between them and veteran civil rights organizations. In the months following Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at the hands of vigilante George Zimmerman in February 2012, a common question demonstrators asked was if […]

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CBC members visit Ferguson, Mo.

CBC members visit Ferguson, Mo.

| January 31, 2015

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist “Where do I start? How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second, third, and fourth. The names Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Rice–and countless more. Too many more. […]

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Journey to justice

Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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Film project designed to show real, positive black male images

| October 21, 2014

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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From pain to purpose

From pain to purpose

| September 28, 2014

By Pastor E. A. Dickered Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “A mother never gets over losing her child. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, how old her child was when they died, or the reason they were taken away, grief don’t ever expire. Never tell a mother whose child has died […]

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The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

| July 15, 2014

By Brenda Robinson He has been referred to as fake, opportunist, trouble maker, racist, and even a man who preys upon the very people he claims to help.  However, his critics got it wrong.  The Rev. Al Sharpton has historically held America accountable for unfair practices and downright racism.  The most recent incident, a California […]

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Betrayed by the criminal ‘injustice’ system

| February 28, 2014

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? […]

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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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