Malcolm X’s challenge to mass incarceration


The black power leader warned that America was a racist prison state. Fifty years after his death, it still is By: Dan Berger/Al Jazerra Fifty years ago assassins killed black power activist Malcolm X during a speech to the Organization for Afro-American Unity at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom. Although they ended the life ofContinue reading “Malcolm X’s challenge to mass incarceration”

Today is Jordan Davis birthday


By CityFella He would have been 19 today.   His life ended on Friday, Nov 23rd 2012 at the Gate gas station  on Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville Florida. Where he was sitting in the back seat of a Red Dodge Durango. Three other people where also in the SUV. Michael Dunn,pulled into the Gate stationContinue reading “Today is Jordan Davis birthday”

Treyvon Martin II: Michael Dunn murder trial begins in Florida


Not getting the same media attention of the Trayvon Martin trail.  Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Michael Dunn, who faces first-degree murder charges for the November 2012 death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Angela Corey, the Florida state attorney who prosecuted Mr. Zimmerman, is also the prosecutor in the Dunn trial. Mr. Dunn,Continue reading “Treyvon Martin II: Michael Dunn murder trial begins in Florida”

Why ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws aren’t going anywhere


Alvin Duplessis, 10, left, and Thomas McGriff, 5, foreground, hold signs with others from the Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Church of New Orleans, at a rally held in reaction to the recent George Zimmerman acquittal in New Orleans, Saturday, July 20, 2013. The Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network organized “Justice for Trayvon” rallies nationwideContinue reading “Why ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws aren’t going anywhere”

A New Beginning at the Beginning: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965


Picture: Selma Times Journal A Mobile, Alabama man on a bicycle hauled a 100-pound casket across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Monday morning during the second leg of his bid to restore a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jeffery Jones, 54, said the casket is symbolic of the “death”Continue reading “A New Beginning at the Beginning: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965”

Just 4 for the Thrill of it ! Oakland’s black bloc anarchist from the Burbs


  You can see them coming out of the Bart station ,they have a certain look (black pants , a dark blue or black back pack. ) and they seem to travel alone.    A couple of years ago during the Occupy Oakland they threw rocks at us for trying to put out a smallContinue reading “Just 4 for the Thrill of it ! Oakland’s black bloc anarchist from the Burbs”

Zimmerman: Now What?


Florida’s stand your law ground has allowed another murderer to walk.   Zimmerman isn’t the first, he is simply the person YOU know about.     Trayvon Martin isn’t the first person of color killed in Florida under the law.he is simply the person your familiar with. This seventeen year old was killed last yearContinue reading “Zimmerman: Now What?”

Jordan Davis “Florida’s Standing your ground followup: Grand Jury says Murder 1


Just before Thanksgiving, 17 year old Jordan Davis was killed reportedly over excessive noise at a Jacksonville,Florida service station.  Michael Dunn says he was “Standing is Ground” https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2012/12/01/jordan-davis-another-17unarmed-black-teenager-in-florida-killed-echos-of-travon-martin/ Michael Dunn didn’t tell police during his initial interview the kids had a gun .    The police searched the Dodge Durango and didn’t find guns or drugs inContinue reading “Jordan Davis “Florida’s Standing your ground followup: Grand Jury says Murder 1”

Michael Jock,”Standing his Ground” at the Little Ceasars Pizza on 4th Street


St Petersburg, Florida, 49 year old Randal White was unhappy with the speed of the staff  at the  North Fourth Street  Little Caesars Pizza. Enter, 52 year old  Michael Jock, who basically said, “hey give them a break-they’re moving as fast as they can” Michael Jock Randal wanted Michael to butt out!  and the next thing youContinue reading “Michael Jock,”Standing his Ground” at the Little Ceasars Pizza on 4th Street”