A Search for Meaning: Trayvon’s Murder and Zimmerman’s Trial

Many of us viewing America’s most controversial and publicized criminal trial at this moment find ourselves torn between feelings of outrage, frustration, and anxiety.  We are OUTRAGED because the corporate media insists on depicting this event as the “Trayvon Martin trial” when in fact, it’s the “George Zimmerman trial” for it is HE who pursued and murdered an innocent teenaged boy and HE who must ultimately be accountable for this deed. We are incensed that yet again, when we face undeserved pain and suffering, whites’ thoughts focus more on formulating plans to quell our anticipated rioting (even going so far as to … Continue reading A Search for Meaning: Trayvon’s Murder and Zimmerman’s Trial

4 Myths about Dr. Martin Luther King

Today we observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and reflect upon Dr. King’s message, mission and moral mandate.  Much of what transpires today is predictable: Students have no classes, many workers have the day off, and opportunistic corporations will likely have sales in his “honor.” Churches and community centers will hold large and small commemorations and television networks will air their annual Dr. King movies, interviews, and news specials. Some of us will play audio or video clips of Dr. King’s passionately poetic speeches and marvel at his courage, commitment and vision. Of course, the magnitude of this day … Continue reading 4 Myths about Dr. Martin Luther King