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Michael Dunn Trial

Yes, It Is About Race

Lisa Bloom | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime
Lisa Bloom

We're in the midst of a series of high-profile trials of white Americans who fatally shot unarmed African Americans, which we are constantly told are not about race. Not only is this a losing strategy for the prosecution, but it's dishonest.

Trayvon and Jordan: Why Knowing Their Names Hurts

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Tricia Elam Walker

Young black men understand that they are disposable as far as society at large is concerned, and they have internalized that message, often harming themselves in the process in addition to being harmed by others.

Tracy Martin: This Country Values Guns More Than Our Children's Lives

Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

It has been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, who was shot and killed following a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer, Ge...

Juror In Michael Dunn Trial: 'Race Was Never A Factor'

CNN | Posted 02.21.2014 | Black Voices

One of the jurors in the trial of Michael Dunn said that race played no part in the case. The Florida jury on Saturday convicted Dunn, 47, on three...

Many Rivers to Cross: Giving Up on Bridging the Racial Divide

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Even with a black man in the White House, we're still training our black boys how to be careful out there. I'm sure they're aware of the danger, having watched how some white people have treated that black president for the past few years.

'Dunn Should Understand The Victim Is The One That Had A Bullet Go Through His Lungs'

Posted 02.20.2014 | Black Voices

Earlier this week, prosecutors released audio of jailhouse phone calls placed by Michael Dunn, the man who fatally shot Jordan Davis after a confronta...

Loud Music Killing Juror Speaks Out

Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime

A member of the jury that convicted Michael Dunn says the 47-year-old man who killed an unarmed 17-year-old should have been found guilty of murder. ...

Michael Dunn and the Victim Mentality

Thomas Alter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Thomas Alter

What separates the Michael Dunns and George Zimmermans of the world from your average killer is their insistence that they are not only innocent but wronged.

Michael Dunn And Open Season On Black Teenagers

Salon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices

How much more are black people in this country supposed to take? On Saturday, a Florida jury failed to convict Michael Dunn for the callous murder...

Jordan Davis' Parents Speak Out

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices

The parents of Jordan Davis, a black Florida teen who was shot in an altercation over loud music, spoke to Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on Wed...

Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Who's Next? It's Time for Us to Heal the Wound of Racism

Desmond Meade | Posted 04.20.2014 | Miami
Desmond Meade

One of the daily consequences of this festering racial wound is that parents throughout Florida are living in constant fear that their sons or grandsons will be the next victim of being out in public while black ("BOPWB").

Why Stand Your Ground Laws Must Be Repealed, in One Infuriating Graph

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Lisa Wade

Research found that Stand Your Ground laws increase the likelihood that a homicide will be considered "justified," but only in cases where a white person is accused of killing a black person.

Wayne Brady On Michael Dunn Verdict: I'm 'Sad As A Man, Fearful As A Black Man'

Posted 02.21.2014 | Black Voices

On Monday, during an appearance on HuffPost Live, actor-entertainer and Orlando native Wayne Brady voiced his frustration with his home state over the...

Michael Dunn's Letters From Prison: Culture, not Race?

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

This latest case of an armed white man killing a young, unarmed black male brings with it the by-now common disclaimer, "It's not about race."

Calling on Leaders to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground'

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it is Florida or any of the other 22 states with these ridiculous and incomprehensible laws on the books, we must push back aggressively and immediately.

The Souls of Black Folk and the Shame of the Dunn Verdict

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Of what value is the soul of an African American teenager? Today, in America, it seems like there is not an equality of souls, of human beings, especially when it comes to the lives of young African American men.

Look At All These Dangerous Black Kids, America

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Jordan Davis would have turned 19 on Sunday. The black teen was killed in 2012 while sitting in a car with his friends outside a Jacksonville, Flo...

Witness: Man Acted With Premeditation When He Killed Black Teen

Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

DEREK KINNER, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a Florida man charged with killing a ...