April 5, 2012
Blogging the Beltway: The leader of an activist group tells how the companies caved under pressure.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates onApril 5, 2012
Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Atlantic has a simple response to questions about why we don't get upset about everyday, non-Travyon Martin black murder victims: We do. And he has the examples to back it up.
by Ama Yawson onApril 5, 2012
Writing for the Hufffington Post, Ama Yawson reflects on her own experiences with stereotyping and on the public reaction to the Trayvon Martin case to conclude that the potential for racial prejudice dwells within all of us.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onApril 3, 2012
In today's link roundup: Here's the Burger King ad that was pulled right after its premiere. Plus: Barbara Walters finds her roots.
by Donna Britt onApril 2, 2012
In the wake of Trayvon Martin's brutal death, Donna Britt has written an opinion piece in the Washington Post about her brother, who was shot and killed by police officers three decades ago.
by Melissa Harris-Perry onApril 2, 2012
In an insightful piece for the Nation, Melissa Harris-Perry tackles the Trayvon Martin case through the prism of W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk.
by Jamelle Bouie onApril 2, 2012
American Prospect blogger Jamelle Bouie writes about Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., a Marine veteran who was fatally shot by police officers when his medical-alert pendant tripped an alarm.
by Hillary Crosley onApril 1, 2012
George Zimmerman said he called for help before Trayvon Martin's shooting; experts disagree.
by Demetria L. Lucas onApril 1, 2012
At her Belle in Brooklyn blog, The Root contributing editor Demetria L. Lucas congratulates Touré, who slammed Piers Morgan over the mishandling of an interview with George Zimmerman's brother, Robert.
by Edward Wyckoff Williams onApril 1, 2012
Criticism of the New Black Panthers' reward for Zimmerman's arrest reveals a double standard.
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