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15-Year Old Temar Boggs Hailed as a Hero After Rescuing Missing Girl

A young man from Lancaster, PA is being hailed as a hero after helping to rescue an abducted 5-year old girl.

15 year old Temar Boggs and his friend joined a search party for the missing girl, riding their bikes around the neighborhood.

That’s when they spotted a suspicious vehicle with a little girl inside.

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Zimmerman Trial Juror Set to Write Tell-all Book

Members of the jury that served on the George Zimmerman trial have chosen not to speak to media or reveal their identities, but one juror has already started writing a tell-all book about the experience.

Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial has signed (along with her attorney husband) with literary agent and Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin.

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Zimmerman’s Brother Worried About Vigilantes; Wonders if Trayvon Wanted Guns and Weed

In a post-verdict with CNN, George Zimmerman’s brother spoke at length about a variety of issues surrounding the highly-publicized trial.

Robert Zimmerman Jr. told Piers Morgan that George Zimnmerman fears vigilantes, and that Trayvon’s parents have used the “race card.”

From NewsOne:

“There are factions, there are groups, there are people that would want to take the law into their own hands as they perceive it, or be vigilante’s in some sense,” he told Morgan during the live interview.

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Trayvon Martin’s Father Speaks Out on Verdict

Tracy Martin – father of the late Trayvon Martin – released a series of heartfelt tweets in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict.

They read:

God blessed Me & Sybrina with Tray and even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put up for him GOD BLESS

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President Obama Responds to Zimmerman Verdict: “We Are a Nation of Laws, and A Jury Has Spoken”

In the wake of the horrific George Zimmerman verdict – which acquitted him of 2nd degree murder – President Obama responded with an official statement.

The POTUS maintains that in spite of the tragedy, the legal process has run its course.

He says it is now time for reflection.

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Today in Post-Race History: Reminders from July 13, 2013

I don’t know what to write. I don’t have the words. I think what a lot of us must be feeling, just days after the Zimmerman acquittal, exists on the very edge of language, or just beyond its grasp. Frustrated, helpless, angry, sad all inadequately describe this country’s latest fuck you to a black boy’s life and by extension, black people. In so many ways. I don’t know. But this is what I do know:

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10 Most Hated Words, Names, & Idioms: Post Zimmerman Trial

“WE THE JURY FIND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, NOT GUILTY”

As you watch CNN & HLN for post verdict dialogue do you cringe when the re-play of the verdict is televised?
Are you finding yourself emotionally wrecked, not really knowing how to express your thoughts?
For me, I can taste the animosity at the tip of my tongue. The tears unable to escape my eyes as I squeeze my fingers in a ball and clinch my teeth just to distract my emotional outburst, struggling not to use words that will inflame those who don’t agree with my opinion.

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MUST WATCH: 100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman Verdict


Black Youth Project (BYP100) is 100 young black activists from across the country convened by the Black Youth Project to mobilize communities of color beyond electoral politics.

 

To the Family of Brother Trayvon Martin and to the Black Community:

May this statement find us in the spirit of peace and solidarity.

We know that justice for Black life is justice for humanity.

Our hope and community was shaken through a system that is supposed to be built on freedom and justice for all. We are your sons and daughters. We are the marginalized and disenfranchised. We are one hundred next generation leaders. We are the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100).

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Beyond Electoral Politics: A 21st Century Poor People’s Campaign

We will lead waves of the nation’s poor and disinherited to Washington, D.C. next spring to demand redress of their grievances by the United States government and to secure at least jobs or income for all. We will go there, we will demand to be heard and we will stay until America responds. If this means forcible repression of our movement, we will confront it, for we have done this before. If this means scorn or ridicule, we embrace it, for that is what America’s poor now receive. If it means jail, we accept it willingly, for the millions of poor already are imprisoned by exploitation and discrimination. We will be petitioning our government for specific reforms and we intend to build militant, nonviolent actions until that government moves against poverty.” (MLK Jr, 1967)

I wish to conjure up the message that MLK thought was so important, less than a year before he died. A message that declared that change would come by building power with people, and taking the people to speak our truth to those who don’t always recognize that we are still here.

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9 Reasons folks Anticipate RIOTS if Trayvon Martin Verdict is UNJUST

When it comes to JUSTICE in the Black community, the culture is often times robbed of equality. Although our United Nation has come a long way, it’s certainly clear that racism is still alive AND unclear if it will ever vanish. None of us will ever forget the history of a culture set up to fail but have always over-prevailed. Beyond acts of prejudices, the Black culture ongoing concern is JUSTICE.

During this critical time in the Black community we are focused on the verdict of the #Justice4Trayvon case. While some are worried that Zimmerman will walk free or sentenced to some ridiculously low charge, others are concerned that if this happens, the Nation will experience a series of Race riots. It’s clear that violent activity is discouraged no matter the outcome, but one things for sure, there are certain events in Black history that makes the culture cringe, disgusted about injustice.

9 REASONS THE NATION FEARS RIOTS IF UNJUST RULES

1. So what if it’s been over 300 years. SLAVERY is the foundation of Black Injustice. 

2. The August 1955 beating of our brother EMMETT TILL remains in the back of our heads. 

3. DR. KING’s ongoing fight for justice gave us unyielding hope and James Early Ray couldn’t stand it. 

4. This time the Black man that was beaten by law enforcement was named RODNEY KING and of course the perpetrators mandated freedom. 

5. TROY DAVIS is dead even after it was proven that he was wrongfully accused, yet rejected plea of death row. 

6. SEAN BELL will never be able to marry as he was supposed to before being fatally shot by NYPD cops. 

7. Why is Marissa Alexander serving 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive boyfriend and Zimmerman had the option to post bail after killing Martin. 

8. Horizon Science Academy in Ohio thought it was okay to tell our beautiful Black children that afro-puffs and braids were against school policy. 

9. And yup, some of us are still pissed that Paula Deen wants to plan plantation style weddings, demands Blacks to use the back door, and think that there’s nothing wrong with using the N-word.