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Race

Happy 23rd Birthday Trayvon Martin: A Look Back On A Lost Life

On February 26th, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fl. He was walking back to his father’s house, who he was visiting, after buying a pack of skittles and iced tea. Zimmerman spotted the teen and reported that he saw a “suspicious guy”. He was told “not to get out of his car and follow Martin”, yet Zimmerman did

LGBT+

Why BLM Protesters Actually Delayed Twin Cities Pride

The Pride parade in Minnesota took place in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, though it was supposed to start in the late morning. The parade was delayed for over an hour by Black Lives Matter protesters, and the reasons for the protest vary, depending on the source. Some sources say the protest was for Philando Castille, and some sources say the protest was against the police presence in the parade. While those aspects were part of

Race, Uncategorized

The Lynching of Joe McKnight

This one hurts. The other ones were agonizing, yet this one seems to leave a particularly repulsive taste in the mouth. Yesterday, former NFL running back, Joe McKnight was shot and killed in Terrytown, Louisiana. The circumstances of this shooting are what really drive the pain deep into the heart. A white man, of whom I will not give the dignity of saying his name, shot and murdered McKnight for cutting him off. The man

Race

13-Year-Old Tyree King Lethally Shot By Police

Wednesday, September 14th, A 13-year-old with a BB gun was shot and killed by Bryan Mason, a Columbus, Ohio police officer. The young boy, Tyree King, was seen by police with two other men when they were responding to a robbery nearby. A man called the police and reported that “a group of individuals approached him, once of them brandishing a gun, and demanded money,” said the Columbus department the following morning. After searching for

Politics, Race, Real Life

Do All Lives Really Matter?

One of the biggest debates in the media and on social media websites is whether or not it’s okay for people to say, ‘Black Lives Matter’, or should everyone instead say, ‘All Lives Matter’? Those who have a hard time deciphering why the Black Lives Matter movement is in existence are either a part of the problem or just ignorant on what the movement is actually about. The movement is not meant to exclude any

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