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Trayvon Martin | Trayvon Martin

mara-buck's picture
Oct.25.2013
  We lose the names. They disappear into non-memory with the softness of snow-melt. Today they are the news, the discussions at the water-coolers, the texts on millions of phones, the social media squabbles, and then the funeral flowers wilt and we go on, until the next innocent is gunned down...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.15.2013
I have two things to say, and then you can move on. 1.  Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? 2.  Don’t see the movie Fruitvale Station. These things are related.  I guess that was three things, and there’s much more to follow. Truthiness is a phrase created by the Colbert Report on...
mara-buck's picture
Aug.12.2013
  Our children should neither become statistics, nor should they become Wikipedia articles posthumously. Much has recently been written on the murder of Trayvon Martin, and if his death were an isolated case, we all should be justifiably outraged that such a young life was snuffed out...
lisa-arnold's picture
Jul.28.2013
I am not the mother of a son nor do I have any children, but I have such empathy for Sybrina Fulton. I was devastated as so many Americans were and people around the world when the verdict was read in the Trayvon Martin case. As the verdict was being read, I held my breath and prayed, but in my...
molly-secours's picture
Jul.20.2013
(Note: If you are moved by this article, as always please post, tweet, share or shout from the rooftop. In the world of a billion voices it takes friends sharing with friends to be read these days.) In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, the following is a brief excerpt from "The White Privilege...
len-boswell's picture
Jul.17.2013
When I was a teenager back in the mists of time, I wore blue suede shoes, “pegged” jeans, and a black leather jacket, my hair swept back in ducktails, a pack of Camels rolled up in the sleeve of my tee shirt—in the parlance of those times, daddy-o, the look of a “juvenile delinquent.” But it was...
yolande-barial's picture
Jul.16.2013
George Zimmerman was able to shoot and kill a defenseless 17 year old child, Trayvon Martin, because as he stealthily followed him he had the gun in his hand. He had un-holstered the gun and was walking with the weapon as he talked to the 911 Operator. The 911 Operator that asked George “are you...
mara-buck's picture
Jul.15.2013
  If only Harper Lee could have protected Trayvon Martin with a ham costume. But all he had was a gray hoodie and candy to combat the boogeyman on a darkened street. Literature at such times is weak indeed, yet we stumble forward. In solidarity… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4bpaoz1gCw...
anovelweblog's picture
Jul.15.2013
Inside the tomb, there is the humid, earthy smell of damp stone, millions of trapped breaths and prayers.  Echoing in the chambers leading to his headstone, you hear the babble of languages, Spanish overlaps German, Japanese mingles with English and French.    And, then, the silence...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.15.2013
I was about to write about the George Zimmerman verdict.  My wife and I are appalled, and even more appalled by the Fox News coverage of the decision.  But – a more important matter came to my attention:  tampons and other weapons of feminine hygiene protection. As many men have long...