The tears of a black mother

LOS ANGELES-Trayvon Martin walked home with a bag of Skittles and iced tea in his hands. Eric Garner had just broken up a fight. Tamir Rice was playing around on a playground being a kid. Ezell Ford was minding his own business. Michael Brown had his hands up. Alesia Thomas dropped her two kids off […]

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Justice in Black and White

Sorry, Mr. Obama. Justice cannot wait. We’ve waited long enough. Our voices will no longer be silent. We cannot afford to continue to stand by and be quiet while our children and men die in the streets at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve. An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere. And […]

Attorney General Holder speaks during a meeting of Attorneys General at the 5th Annual Quintet Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2013. Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy in New Zealand
Monday's Meditation

Eric Holder Was Our Firewall Against GOP Bigotry

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson  One of the most poignant moments in Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s six year tenure heading the Justice Department came in February 2009 barely a month after he had been confirmed as Attorney General. He told an overflow crowd celebrating Black History Month at the Justice Department that […]

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50 Years Later…King’s Dream Left Unfulfilled

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. That dream is still far from being achieved. Despite what Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says in that the country has changed, the fact of the matter remains that racism and inequality has not left the building. Race and the propaganda of hate that comes with […]

Monday's Meditation

There is No Hypocrisy…Black Youths Lives Aren’t Valuable

Black on Black Murder. White on Black Murder. Every other murder where black youth are the targets and victims stems from the same source: racism. If people knew and acknowledged U.S. history, we will see and admit that young black life is not worth very much in society. We see a consistent assault on black […]

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Showbiz! Sports

A “Bear Trap” Celebrity Kickoff at the Playboy Mansion

The 2013 ESPY Awards have come and went. Now football season is bearing down upon us with NFL training camps getting popping this week. Before the players hot the field field with their coaches and teammates, many NFL stars came out to Southern California to wind down and relax with a full slate of celebratory […]

Demonstrators in Los Angeles show their displeasure over the George Zimmerman verdict. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman

Americans Split on Zimmerman Verdict; Blacks Disagree

Americans also somewhat divided on whether public response to the verdict has been responsible NEW YORK — While July 13’s “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman may have brought his trial to a close, the court of public opinion is far from done with the subject. The days since have seen both scathing critiques and staunch support […]

Thursday's Truths

Thursday’s Truths: No Justice For All

There was a big sense of disappointment I had in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman not verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin. But I wasn’t overly shocked or surprised when the verdict came down on a weekend night. What we witnessed last Saturday was what we feared but already knew. Racism still exists […]

Protesters let their feelings known during a march and rally in Los Angeles after the verdict came down following the George Zimmerman criminal trial. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman
Monday's Meditation

George Zimmerman: Fearing the Boogieman

The racial divide in this country is getting wider and wider by the day. George Zimmerman going Rambo and killing young Trayvon Martin and getting away free should make every African American reflect back to the days when the lynching of black people at the hands of  whites was as common as eating apple pie. […]

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Killing Trayvon Martin All Over Again

Michael Vick gets sent to prison for fighting dogs. U.S. traitor Eric Snowden commits acts of treason and is allowed to hang out with our enemies. George Zimmerman stalks and kills a black boy and gets to walk as a free man. Nothing has changed in this country, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. America […]

A Los Angeles woman attends rally condemning the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman
Monday's Meditation

Trayvon Martin Case Brings More Questions

The pot in the tragic Trayon Martin shooting saga has been stirred again. Literally. So the state of Florida released round and rounds of documents to highlight the evidence and justify their findings to charge neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder. Among the more controversial things to come out of the report was […]

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Another Young Black Man, Another Tragic Death

Thanks to a bogus 911 call, a 19-year-old black male college student lies dead after being gunned down by a couple of Pasadena, California police officers. Barely a month removed from the shooting and killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the city of Pasadena will now likely become a hotbed for calls of justice. It […]

Los Angeles activist Najee Ali gets the crowd fired up at a recent rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman
Monday's Meditation

Justice Awaits for Trayvon Martin

The path to justice in the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is getting personal now. It wasn’t enough that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman allegedly racially profiled, stalked, pursued, got into some sort of altercation and then shot and killed the black Florida teenager with his Kel Tek 9mm PF9 semi automatic handgun. Anyone […]

Protesting justice: A photo of slain teenager Trayvon Martin is held at a rally in Los Angeles. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman

Rallying for Trayvon

Los Angeles-The outrage over the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has swelled into national contempt that his killer is sill walking the streets of Florida a free man. Residents in the city Los Angeles are the latest to come out and cry for justice for the black teenager who was unmercifully shot and killed by […]

The family of Trayvon Martin is looking for justice in the teenager's murder.

Will There Be Justice For Trayvon Martin?

The victims are different. The results are almost always the same. Oscar Grant. Sean Bell. Yusuf Hawkins. Amadou Diallo. And now the parents of Trayvon Martin have to live with the fact their son now fall into that category. A young black man has his existence snuffed out by a gun-wielding assailant that made the […]