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The Zimmerman Verdict Around The Web

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A sample of the great writing that came out in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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GOOD READ: Rapper Kendrick Lamar & the Black Literary Tradition

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Cultural critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah connects the dots for us.

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GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

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A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

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GOOD READS: New York Magazine on Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison is actually the creation of a writer named Chloe Wofford. Who knew?

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GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

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So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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GOOD READ: Charles Blow on the Trayvon Martin case

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Will an innocent black boy get justice?

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Why Is The N.Y.P.D. After Me?

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A 23-year-old New Yorker talks about having been stopped and frisked by NYPD at least five times.

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Drake, Childish Gambino, and the Specter of Black Authenticity

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Michael P. Jeffries on rappers advancing the black identity question, but not.

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"Precious" Manipulation

  It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that, if you’re African American, you’ve probably been around or involved with at least one conversation–and maybe heated–about Lee Daniels’ film, Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  Our house has been no different.  So, to all the POVs out there, I offer this from my […]

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