Tag: justice

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »

Attention Blacks: The Sundown Law is Still in Effect

Attention Blacks: The Sundown Law is Still in Effect
By Kym B. In a recent conversation about the death of yet another young unarmed black male, I learned that there is an unwritten rule in parts of the South and Midwest, specifically in Georgia, Missouri and Illinois, called Sundown (N—- Don’t Let the sun go down on you in this neighborhood) or Anna (Ain’t... Read more »

Would Stand Your Ground Have Worked for Me?

By A Comeaux I’m sure by now you’ve had your unfair share of opinions and feelings on our newest involuntary martyr, Trayvon Martin. I’d even bet the comparisons of his attack and our crime rate in Chicago, married with White vs. Black America have weighed on your heart. I heard the cries of white privilege,... Read more »
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Zimmerman Verdict: Shock, Awe, and the Big Divide

  Is your backpack of privilege weighing you down? By Nicole Harding While one man was found not guilty I was overcome by shock and disbelief not only at the verdict, but the divide that still exists. And how close the dissension is to my own heart. Just as social media was used to draw... Read more »