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  • What Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative means for black America

    What Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative means for black America
    A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it triggered a prolonged self-congratulation and a deceptive notion that we had reached an ending, a resolution. Obama himself is, of course, a sophisticated, and very particular, thinker about race on a number of levels -- as a child of a mixed marriage, he saw race from the inside out and the outside in; as a local politician, he ran first in a traditional “black district” in Chicago for Congress, but lost to a master of old-style racial politics, Bobby Rush; and, finally, as a national candidate, he faced elimination because of his connection to a fiery preacher named Jeremiah Wright and then became the nation’s first African American president.  
  • George Zimmerman spotted in truck outside DeLand gun store

    George Zimmerman spotted in truck outside DeLand gun store
    A DeLand police officer saw a dark truck parked behind a gun store that had recently been burglarized. Inside the vehicle was former Neighborhood Watch Volunteer George Zimmerman and his dog. Zimmerman is a friend of the owner, he told the officer,...

    Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin

    Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin
    The most gripping moments in trombonist Steve Turre's opening set Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase came near the end, when he unveiled a new work with a sharp social message. Titled simply "Trayvon's Blues," the piece amounted to a lament for Trayvon...

    Broward's Perry Thurston on MSNBC to discuss one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin verdict

    Broward's Perry Thurston on MSNBC to discuss one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin verdict
    Perry Thurston put in an appearance on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC show on Friday to discuss the one-year anniversary of the verdict in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. Thurston, a Broward state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is a...

    Rachel Jeantel turns her life around, ABC reports

    Rachel Jeantel turns her life around, ABC reports
    ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" has shared a hopeful update on Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's good friend. "Now she has turned her life around, thanks to hard work and some Good Samaritans," Stephanopoulos said in introducing the story...