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ASNE: “Loss in Minority Newsroom Positions Was 5.7%”

        by Richard Prince The loss of journalists of color in newspaper and online newsrooms outstripped the decline of journalists overall in 2011, according to the annual diversity census of the American Society of News Editors, released on Wednesday. “The total newsroom employment at daily newspapers declined by 2.4 percent in 2011, ...

The More Things Change…The More they Stay the Same! 2

Reflections on the Trayvon Martin Murder                   by Playthell Benjamin Listening to the conversation that has followed in the wake of revelations about the murder of Trayvon Martin – an unarmed 17 year old Afro-American boy going happily about his business who was stalked by a racist ...

Zimmerman Escapes from Police Custody

            by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. In American jurisprudence, every legal action must be authorized by an applicable constitution, statute or charter. It was revealed this week that the Sanford Police Department seized George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was fatally shot on February 26, 2012 in ...

The Mythology of Christianity and Christ 28

                  by Alberta Parish April 1, 2011 was the last day I attended my church as a Christian. Today is the one-year anniversary in which I cut ties with religious indoctrination. The last night I attended my church, I knew then that I would NOT be returning ...

ELAINE BASKIN- BEY: DIVA OF DESIGN

          by Gloria Dulan-Wilson When it comes to fashion, no one can make an outfit come alive like a Black woman. No matter what her skin tone, her stature – tall and slinky, short and curvy, or a combination – tall and curvy, short and slinky, we make colors pop and ...

Buffalo Bills Mock Draft #6

            by Pat Freeman The Buffalo Bills this off season have sent shock waves through out the NFL by signing to high profile free agents. This has not been the method of the Buffalo Bills in the last several years who usually sign low profile free agents at very low ...

Trayvon Martin: The Cries of a Child 1

              by Alberta Parish Moments before the fatal shooting death of Trayvon Martin, several witnesses claim they heard the cries of a child. They all claim that when they heard a shot fired, the cries stopped. Yet, there are contradictory stories about George Zimmerman being the one who cried ...

Beware the Race-Dialogue Police 2

They hear no racism, see no racism             by Chris Stevenson There’s a growing number of people today who are taking up the challenge to prove the opposite of what has already plainly been proven. They seem to lie in wait for news of a racist attack on generally blacks ...

A Mother’s Grace and Grieving

            by CHARLES M. BLOW “They called him Slimm.” That is what Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, told me people called her son because he was so thin. I talked with her Saturday in a restaurant near her home, four weeks to the day ...

Citizen’s Arrest or Civil Disobedience?

            by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman, in Sanford, FL, fatally shot an unarmed Trayvon Martin. There was no probable cause for his seizure. This is a homicide and it requires the prosecuting agency in Florida to immediately empanel a grand jury and vigorously seek ...