A leading US TV host says she was "relieved" when she gave birth to a daughter not a son - because America is "not safe" for
There is a deep distrust in the black community that the criminal justice system can ever be fair to them. The numbers alone of young black men who are arrested or incarcerated gives credence to their concerns. In fact, one wonders if the situation were reversed and Trayvon Martin had shot George Zimmerman would he have been acquitted?
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Fact number one. Fact numbers two and three: Trayvon Martin was black. The jury was made up of six people, five of them white. Fact number four: Twitter is wringing its hands so thoroughly over this that they might just fall off.
The tragic and senseless killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida on the night of February 26 2012 - and the controversy that has erupted over the acquittal of the man responsible, George Zimmerman - confirms that race remains an ever-present corrosive in US society, despite the election of the nation's first black president in 2008.
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The main thing that I admire of Mrs Lawrence is that despite losing her beloved son, with dignity, she accepted the situation, with all the ugly and disturbing truths and failings that was brought to the surface about our great Britain and who governs us, and kept pushing on for justice in his case.
"Cures" for homosexuality, removing convicted rapist Ched Evans from the Professional Footballers’ Association 'team of the
The Spectator is to be prosecuted for breaching a court order over an article written by Rod Liddle during the trial of two
Images of a healthier looking Zimmerman have been circulating, cleaner looking and heavy on the contrition: smiling teen Zimmerman in kitchen, younger Zimmerman altar boy. The media's depiction of the re-humanisation of Zimmerman could mean the establishment of reasonable doubt is under way
Stop and search - stopping and or searching an individual in a public space on suspicion of a crime or potential crime - remains one of the most tangible signs that in Britain today, we are all far from equal.