Tag: Trayvon Martin

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up
By A Comeaux Yesterday was surreal on many levels. After Black Americans celebrated Independence Day—freedom—we were reminded that we are NOT, collectively nor individually, free at all. Alton Sterling In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was shot dead, point-blank range. Sterling’s hands were empty as he bled to death. But that’s not the part that broke... Read more »

An Open Letter to My Black Son

An Open Letter to My Black Son
by A Comeaux An Open Letter to #mySun At 8-years-old you still believe in superheroes and friendly neighbors. You see the world with love in your eyes and no color-lines in sight. I love that about you. I’m sorry it’s not awesome in today’s world. I’m sorry that you will be judged by your skin... Read more »

What's in Your Bag of Privilege?

What's in Your Bag of Privilege?
By Nicole Harding Well as you know, George Zimmerman is back in the news. 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 like social media was used... Read more »
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50 Years after King: Have We Overcome?

By Tania Brown Marchers will gather this week in the nations’ capitol to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., delivered his I Have a Dream speech. Dr. King’s speech forced America take a stark look at her promise of life, liberty and... 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 »