Tag: trayvon martin

Being Black in a Newsroom

Photo: iStock America. In Black.America. In Black. is a weekly essay series that examines the myriad experiences of blackness in the United States.   When most people think of careers in television, their first thought usually goes to someone in front of the camera. I am no different. When I got serious about my broadcast journalism […]

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A Thank You to Black Women

Black women are a gift that keeps on giving. A lot of us wouldn’t be the people we are today if it weren’t for black women blessing us with their presence and their grace. The lessons black women have taught us have shaped and saved our lives in infinite ways. We owe them a great […]

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Florida Jury Finds Michael Drejka Guilty of Manslaughter, Rejecting His ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense for Killing Markeis McGlockton

July 2018 mugshot of Michael Drejka who was found guilty of manslaughter for death of unarmed black man Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store. Photo: (Pinellas, Fla., County Sheriff’s Office via AP All hail Florida! Six years after the Sunshine State was marred in shame for its controversial “stand your ground” law—which let George […]

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Dallas High School Cuts Off Valedictorian’s Mic After She Mentions Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice in Graduation Speech

Screenshot: Twitter Principal Temesghen Asmerom described it as a “technical difficulty” to the students, staff, and family members who had gathered together for the Emmett J. Conrad High School graduation in Dallas last Saturday. But a video, which has now gone viral, appears to tell another story. Just after valedictorian Rooha Haghar mentions “Trayvon Martin, […]

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Reclaiming the Future

One day last February, I found myself seated on stage, rather incongruously, between the neoconservative Never Trumper–turned–Resistance hero Bill Kristol and my friend Natasha Lennard, a radical anti-fascist writer and activist I first met at Occupy Wall Street back in 2011. We had all made our way to the New School for the closing panel […]

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