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Treyvon Martin

"It's The Right To Live We're After" Bebe Winans On Black Lives Matter, Born For This, And Much More

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

In Bebe's view, this idea that we are each purposed to be here is crucial. In fact, he suggests, "It's important to find the reason why we're here. Sometimes we get lost in the craziness and don't really feel there's a reason for our lives.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: On Father's Day-Since You've Been Gone

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone the world has gone a little mad. I miss you so, but there are things I'm happy you didn't have to witness. In 200...

Climate, Iraq, #BlackLivesMatter -- A Trumpless Show

Mark Green | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgWhile Rich disparages Obama's EPA carbon regulation as trivial, Gara sees it as part of an urgent program (with CAFÉ, Green Energy) that'll make him THE Climate President. Is #BlackLivesMatter a child of the Civil Rights '60s? Then: Jeb redefines chutzpah by blaming Obama/Clinton for W's Iraq.

Washington, Carver, and... Zimmerman

Neal Wooten | Posted 03.15.2015 | Crime
Neal Wooten

As George Zimmerman finds himself in the news again for yet another charge of domestic violence, I am reminded of the thing that baffled me most in this bizarre series of events.

Another Interpretation of Mark Cuban's "Racist" Comment

Chloé Simone Valdary | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices
Chloé Simone Valdary

There are many who commit crime in America who often appear a certain way -- hooded or tattooed. This isn't to say that all who dress or look this way are necessarily criminals. But the association is understandable.

Considering Hope

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

"Trayvon Martin could have been me," the President said. His presence offered us a rare, engaged commitment to what our nation is all about.

Lessons From Trayvon

DeAngelo Bester | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
DeAngelo Bester

After several days of action, strategizing and more action, we had the opportunity to take a step back and reflect. There are several key lessons we took from this tragedy that strengthen our commitment to advancing racial justice.

Counting Our Blessings in 2013: What Will You Do With Yours?

Verneda White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Verneda White

With gratitude for the time that has passed, I cannot help but ponder over what is most important as we enter into the New Year, and therefore a new c...

Don't Ignore the Evidence: Stand Your Ground Is Bad for Florida

David Hemenway, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Miami
David Hemenway, Ph.D.

Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.

I Am White

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Pedro C. Moreno

I would rather call myself an American. But if you press me, if you really want me to adopt a label, for the sake of equality and freedom I will tell you: I am white.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Why do Hispanics deny that George Zimmerman is Hispanic?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

No Latinos deny that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian, and the reason we're joining African-American leaders in vilifying him is because he killed Trayvon Martin, a story of racial profiling gone horribly wrong that our respective communities know far too well.

'Stand Your Ground' Gave Trayvon Martin the Right to Defend Himself Against His Attacker

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

Why do most people seem to be framing this issue around whether Zimmerman had a right to defend himself? Given the fact that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, the discussion should really be about Trayvon's right to stand his ground.

Students Rally Nationwide For Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

College students across the country are gathering for rallies and marches demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old w...