Category: Debate and Discussion

Is Trayvon Martin This Generation’s Emmett Till?

Posted on March 19, 2012 | No Comments

Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American teen from Miami, was murdered on Feb. 26 as he was walking back to his father’s fiancé’s home from the store. He was shot and murdered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman called police prior to the shooting and described the youth as “suspicious.”

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Trayvon Martin Wrongfully Murdered Because He Looked ‘Suspicious’

Posted on March 14, 2012 | No Comments

Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Miami-Dade teenager Trayvon Martin, held a news conference Sunday, March 11 at a Miami Gardens church for her son, who was murdered by a neighborhood watchman. George Zimmerman shot the 17-year-old Krop High School junior as he walked to his father’s fiancés home from buying Skittles and an Arizona drink. He first called police to report a “suspicious person in the area” before following the youth in his vehicle.

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African American Women HIV Rates on the Rise, Rivals African Women

Posted on March 13, 2012 | No Comments

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 out of every 32 black women will be infected with HIV during her lifetime. Although black women represent only 14 percent of the US female population, they constitute 66 percent of all new HIV infections. The infection rates of black women in the United States rival those in the Congo and Kenya.

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