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Jordan Davis Shooting

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.

Standing on Shaky Ground

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.

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.

Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin and the American't Dream

Kim Lute | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Kim Lute

At just 17 years old, Jordan Davis died with his back to his killer. He will not graduate college. He will not marry the love of his life. He will not...

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...

4 Reasons Why Stand Your Ground Made a Difference in the Michael Dunn Trial

Lisa Bloom | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime
Lisa Bloom

Sure, he'll be locked up (at least 60 years for Michael Dunn), but true justice requires a conviction for murder. This did not happen. The reason? Stand Your Ground.

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...

Michael Dunn: 'I'm The Victor, But I Was The Victim Too'

Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices

Prosecutors have released audio of phone calls placed from the jailhouse by Michael Dunn, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a co...

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...

'This Will Make The Decisions To Retry Dunn More Complicated'

AP | DEREK KINNER and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 02.17.2014 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months af...

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...

Jurors In Michael Dunn Trial Enter Fourth Day Deliberating

AP | DEREK KINNER | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers after ...

Jurors Begin Deliberations In Trial For Man Who Killed Teen Over Loud Music

AP | DEREK KINNER | Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 47-year-old Florida man reacted viciously to an argument over loud music with teenagers in a store parking lot and fired...

Prosecutor: 'He Thought He Had Gotten Away With Murder'

AP | DEREK KINNER | Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Dunn reacted viciously to an argument over loud music with teenagers in a store parking lot and fired multiple sho...

Murder Trial Opens For Florida Man Who Killed Jordan Davis

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices

(Recasts with jury selection starting, length of trial, sequestering of jury) By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla...

Trial For Man Who Shot Jordan Davis May Be Similar To Zimmerman's

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A white software developer is about to go on trial in Florida in the death of a black teenager — in a case that raises c...

Black Teen's Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

Michael Dunn, the Florida man charged with shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis after an argument over loud music, is currently awaiting trial and mainta...

Jordan Davis' Parents Receive Honorary High Diploma

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

For most parents, a graduation day is filled with the pride and excitement of seeing their child reach an academic milestone and advance onto a new ch...

Janell Ross

Parents Prep For New Legal Battle On What Would Have Been Slain Teen's 18th Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.16.2013 | Black Voices

Before his son died, Ron Davis had had just one distant brush with Florida’s gun laws. Right around the time Davis retired from Delta Airlines i...

Grand Jury Indicts Jordan Davis Shooter

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Florida grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a teenager following an argument over lo...

Charges Upgraded To 1st Degree Murder In Slaying Of Unarmed Teen

Reuters | Susan Cooper Eastman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec 13 (Reuters) - A grand jury indicted a Florida man for first degree murder on Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed, ...

Janell Ross

Killing Of Another Unarmed Florida Teen Reignites Push to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.05.2012 | Black Voices

Two days after Jordan Davis’s parents buried the body of their 17-year-old son in the Georgia ground, a campaign to repeal "Stand Your Ground" laws ...