Tag: George Zimmerman

How to Survive the Next 400 Years #2: Teach Our Children the Complete Truth about Race

How to Survive the Next 400 Years #2:  Teach Our Children the Complete Truth about Race
Part One:  Blacks, Evolve or Become Obsolete?    We were at dinner when the verdict was announced. Eight of us sat at a round table joking about marriage, cooking, and sex when someone received a news alert on their phone, announcing that George Zimmerman had been found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin.... Read more »

Should the “Beyhive” Encourage Beyonce to Boycott All “Stand Your Ground” States, Too?

  Soon after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Stevie Wonder announced at his most recent concert in Quebec City that he would not perform in the State of Florida until its controversial “Stand Your Ground” law was abolished.  Reminiscent of when Ray Charles boycotted Georgia for its’ segregation laws in the 1960s and the Artists... Read more »

Blacks, evolve or become obsolete? How to survive the next 400 years (#1)

  Pssst! Black People Step closer to the monitor. The conversation that we need to have is a private one.  One that I think we would all agree is long overdue. First, let’s have a quick recount of our collective history so we can make sure that we are all on the same page… Our... Read more »
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