Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

Stranger Fruit

In 2022, our fruit doesn’t hang from Southern trees. It lies rotting in streets, alleys and fields. We seldom know who plucked the precious fruit… or it goes unpunished.


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Let’s Stand OUR Ground


Sign the petition to have “stand your ground” laws in 21 states reviewed. Let’s ensure that we keep our communities and loved ones safe.

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Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Civil Rights, Family, Politics, violence, Youth


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I Know Many Trayvon Martins…


Too many. In fact, a lot of people that I know, know too many Trayvon Martins. And most people have the luxury of knowing only this one.

We are broken-hearted because they know too many. Most of whom received less justice than this one.

That is the issue.


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A Young Man Died…


was killed, actually… At the end of the day, let’s not lose that within the legal manuevering.

This morning, a Harvard law professor had this to say of the Zimmerman trial.

If nothing else, this trial is certain to reveal society’s ills.

To say the least…

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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Civil Rights, Family, History, Politics, Race, Youth


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God’s Plan?!?

I said that I wouldn’t post about this anymore…

In an interview last night George Zimmerman reportedly said that it must have been part of God’s plan for him to shoot 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. He laso said that he didn’t rregret anything that he did. For him to be able to say something like that and for people to continue to defend his actions is disgusting. At the end of the day, a man shot an unarmed youth that he was told by police not to pursue. All the legal maneuverings send the message that Martin’s life is not as precious – kinda reminiscent of the 3/5 rule…

As I said before, Martin’s parents are much better people than me.

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Civil Rights, Family, Race, Rant, Youth


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Stand Your Ground

Soooo, now Trayvon Martin went for the gun; then he and Zimmerman struggled. Have you seen the size of the 26 year-old gunman compared to the slight build of a boy that was not yet 17? Have we forgotten that he followed this boy WITH A GUN? That the police told him not to pursue him?

The claim is that this is not a racially-motivated crime. Well… what made him follow this boy? What made him look suspicious? He reportedly was not committing any crime at the time. We know he had no weapons. We know that he was in his father’s neighborhood… And I don’t care why he was suspended from school!!!

The law itself may protect this shooter. The prosecutor said that Zimmerman could walk because of the burden of proof required to refute the “stand your ground law.” Even on of the law’s supporters, Florida governor Jeb Bush, said it should not apply and was unsure why no arrest had been made.

A child is dead. I am disgusted that his shooter may go unpunished; I don’t care if he’s been crying (which I think is just a story to assuage public outcry). This will probably be my last post on this tragedy- I can’t take it.

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Civil Rights, Family, Race, Rant, Youth


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A Million Hoodies

By now, I am hopeful that everyone has heard the heart-breaking story of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy who was shot to death by a civilian man patrolling a Sanford, FL neighborhood where Martin lived. More importantly, I am hopeful that you have been to to sign the petition to have this man arrested.

On Wednesday, New York staged a rally of a million hoodies to push for justice in this case and to support the family of the victim.

I have cried twice while writing this post. And frankly “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired…”

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Civil Rights, Politics, Race, Youth


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