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What happened to Jonathan Ferrell?

Let me check my watch. What time is it? Is it 1963? Maybe it’s… 1973? In these long, bygone eras, a black man could not walk in just any old neighborhood and knock on any old door. There were rules. These rules were unwritten but were, nonetheless, enforced. If you were a black man walking in the wrong neighborhood, you were assumed to be a burglar. It was okay, even expected in some places, for the police to come, question you, arrest you and take you away. I guess one of my big problems is that I’ve been reading The New

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Trayvon Martin – Lessons Learned

There are multiple lessons to be learned from the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman trial. In spite of the Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights, it is clear that race continues to play a major role in American society If this crime had happened 20 or 30 years ago, there would not have been a trial. There wouldn’t have been an arrest. So, I guess this is progress. It is important for us to understand what truly happened in Sanford, Florida. If we sit back and look at the role that the police played, the role that our justice system played,

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Why the Right Got It so Massively, Completely and Totally Wrong

For four years, the Right have been developing, building and constructing their own universe. There is ample evidence that Republicans continue to insulate themselves from the real world. In the Republican world the new Black Panthers are worthy of endless coverage. Sure, there are only five of these guys and 99% of all blacks in the United States have never heard of them, but to Republicans they are mainstream news. In the Republican world, the problem with United States is not that women don’t get paid at the same rate as men for doing the same job. Instead, the problem is

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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