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CeCe McDonald Pens Letter from Prison About Trayvon, Racism, and Survivor’s Guilt

Cece McDonald is a black transgender youth currently serving a 41-month sentence for stabbing a person who attacked her and her friends. She recently penned a letter from prison where she discusses the justice system, and how it feels to be a survivor. The letter, which was featured on ColorLines, says in part:

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Oprah Winfrey: Trayvon Martin Parallels Emmett Till

During a recent interview, Oprah Winfrey discussed her new film “The Butler” and how it will impact audiences, considering the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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T.I. Says If Trayvon Was His Son George Zimmerman Would Be Dead

According to rapper T.I., if Trayvon Martin had been his son George Zimmerman would be dead: “My hat goes off to the Martin family, because if it was me and my child, there wouldn’t have been no trial. I’d have been on trial. It would’ve been the trial of the father who killed the man who killed [his child].”

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If Our Freedom is Criminal, We Must Change the Laws

BYP100′s Kai M. Green pens a short essay emphasizing the urgency of Black and People of Color Freedom Struggles NOW! The title sums it up: “If our Freedom is Criminal, We Must Change the Laws.”

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Don Lemon Agrees w/ Bill O’Reilly; Launches His Own Rant Against Black Youth

Don Lemon has come under fire for expressing agreement with Bill O’Reilly’s controversial statements regarding crime in the Black community.

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Tracy Martin Calls for Racial Profiling Amendment at Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys

Tracy Martin was the guest of honor at the first ever meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys. He spoke passionately of the need for a statute or amendment that would address racial profiling. Other concerns – including education, crime, and Stand Your Ground laws – were discussed.

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The Nation: From the Deep South to the Midwest, a Generation Demands Justice

A recent article over at The Nation shines a light on how young people from across the country are uniting, organizing, and demanding justice.

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Cornel West: President Obama Is a Global George Zimmerman

Cornel West has joined his radio cohost Tavis Smiley in blasting the POTUS in the wake of his Trayvon Martin speech last Friday. Speaking with Democracy Now, West called President Obama “a global George Zimmerman” for his use of deadly drone attacks overseas.

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Bakari Kitwana: Our Enemy is White Supremacy

“The verdict didn’t come as a surprise to me…Politicized by America’s attitude toward Black men throughout my entire life, I have never received any social cues from my childhood years into adulthood that this nation values the lives of Black men, or Black life in general.”

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

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Watch a passionate and deeply moving video of the entire BYP100 reading their collective response to the George Zimmerman verdict: “We continue to call out Black Love, Black Power and Black is Beautiful in the face of continued devaluation of Black life. We affirm a love of ALL Black life, no matter if we are in hoodies or business suits, incarcerated or in boardrooms, on welfare or in the WNBA, on the corner or in the White House.”

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