Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Trayvon Martin | In Loving Memory!

Two years have passed since 17 year old  Trayvon Martin was stalked and gunned down like an animal by a racist vigilante  on a dark rainy night in Sanford Florida. Trayvon’s blood curdling screams still ring in my ears. The screams pierced to … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Gun control, Gun Violence, Justice, Justice for Trayvon Martin, Open Thread, Racial Profiling, Racism, Stand Your Ground Laws, Tribute, US Department of Justice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Black History | Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts (born 1942) was one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. After four days of harassment that threatened her safety, her parents forced her to withdraw from the school. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Lizz Wright | Old Man

Lizz Wright continues her genre-defying journey with Fellowship, a nod to her roots in gospel on the one hand and her gospel of eclecticism on the other. Beginning with the ecumenical Me’Shell N’Degeocello-penned title track, Fellowship is not a traditional … Continue reading

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