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ZimmermanWhether George Zimmerman goes on trial as scheduled June 10 for killing Trayvon Martin or he gets the 6-week delay requested by his lawyer, it is clear from court filings that part of the defense strategy involves depicting the 17-year-old dead Black youth as a troublemaker and pot head.

UnEmploymentFrederick Douglass’ words – “Power concedes nothing without a demand” – have been haunting me lately, because of the pressing issues we face in today’s political world, the dire economic straits in which many of our families find themselves, and the ever-present social problems Black people deal with every day. The key word in that admonishment is demand.

JBMaybe you haven’t, but I have been constantly observing and paying attention to the matters surrounding George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of young Trayvon Martin in February 2012. If you don’t remember the details of the story, let me share a few with you.

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MayorsWith some embarrassing internal issues addressed and its sights set firmly on expanding its global impact, the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) kicks off its 39th annual convention in Atlanta this Thursday.

 

VPANearly 100 friends, family, community leaders and faculty were on hand to congratulate and say “bon voyage” to the inaugural graduating class of the Jack Yates Maritime Program.

 

BreathofLifeSupporters of the North Forest Independent School District (NFISD) are holding out hope and continuing their fight, in their quest to save the embattled district.

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I have always suspected that racists didn’t like being called out for their racism. Now I have proof.

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