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A Mother’s White Privilege | Elizabeth Broadbent

A Mother’s White Privilege | Elizabeth Broadbent

  As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America’s racial tensions didn’t disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn’t wave a magic wand, and we never got together to feel all right. White America remembers this at ugly flashpoints: the Rodney King beatings, the OJ Simpson trial, […]

Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown Prove There is No Greater Crime Than Being Black

Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown Prove There is No Greater Crime Than Being Black

Kevin Dedner, MPH It’s different this time. That’s what we told ourselves after Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a Hispanic man who considered him suspicious as the teen walked in a gated Florida community. We said it after Jordan Davis was fatally shot at a Florida gas station by a white man who complained […]

Dr. Mary Canty Merrill: Today, Ferguson… Tomorrow, Who Knows?

Dr. Mary Canty Merrill:  Today, Ferguson… Tomorrow, Who Knows?

By Mary Canty Merrill, PhD Friends, someone asked me today when people (namely Blacks) are going to stop talking about Ferguson and move on.  I’ve already shared some of my feelings about this situation, but each day it seems that new and disturbing reactions, scenes and information surface, and I’m reminded that some people just […]

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains who poor blacks became targets of the police

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains who poor blacks became targets of the police

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “America, that has been ringing the bells of the world, proclaiming to the nations and the peoples thereof that she has democracy to give to all and sundry…America that has arraigned Turkey at the bar of public opinion and public justice against the massacres of the Armenians, has herself […]

From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At […]

Carl Dix: We need to stop having to tell our sons to be afraid of police

Carl Dix: We need to stop having to tell our sons to be afraid of police

  by Carl Dix I’m writing from Ferguson, Missouri, where I’ve been for the past couple of days, uniting with people taking to the streets to demand Justice for Michael Brown. This police murder, and the way all of society has been impacted by the righteous resistance to that murder, has brought a painful subject […]

When is it ever OK for an officer to use deadly force?

When is it ever OK for an officer to use deadly force?

WASHINGTON — The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reopened the debate over law enforcement protocol and the use of deadly force. Brown, 18, was shot multiple times on Saturday by a police officer while he and a friend were walking down the street in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. Accounts differ […]

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

Recent controversies over coverage of Gaza suggest that reporters can get into trouble over appearing too sympathetic to Palestinians (NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin) or too critical of some Israelis (CNN’s Diana Magnay). But some opinions are perfectly acceptable. On his July 27 show, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer went on a rant about Palestinians: […]

Why the ForHarriet.com founder was wrong for not supporting Eric Garner

Why the ForHarriet.com founder was wrong for not supporting Eric Garner

by Agyei Tyehimba Some of you read this title, saw my name and picture above, and thought, “Another Black man (a Nationalist at that) is bashing Kimberly Foster for her controversial article “Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner.” Foster’s July 22nd article on the forHarriet.com website has sparked the righteous indignation of many in the progressive […]

Ken Williams: Here’s how you solve the youth violence problem in America

Ken Williams: Here’s how you solve the youth violence problem in America

by Ken Williams People often see ‘profile’ and think about the negative connotation of racial profiling that plagues the country to this day. A more positive profile that should be used to solve the education gap, crime, poverty and high rates of incarceration requires an ‘academic profile.’ This type of profile would enhance partnerships between […]

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