Tag: George Zimmerman

Organization Funding George Zimmerman's New Gun Will 'Sleep Soundly' if Zimmerman Kills Again: Piers Morgan (VIDEO)

Last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan show, the host grilled Ken Hanson, the leader of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation that helped raise money for George Zimmerman to rearm himself. Morgan asked Hanson, “What if it happens again?” Morgan continued, “What if Trayvon Martin’s older brother is walking in the same area in a few months […]

Looking Inward to Prevent the Next Trayvon

  Mr. Obama’s remarks last Friday on the Trayvon Martin verdict were powerful and spoken from the heart.  I have been waiting years for him to summon the courage to talk about race in such personal terms.  However, his words made me look inward in ways that I did not anticipate. What really made me […]

Spiking the Football: White America's Refusal To Come To Grips with Race

In my recent piece on President Obama’s press briefing about race following the Zimmerman verdict, I wrote: “There is not one white person alive, myself included, who can even remotely begin to understand what Barack Obama was saying Friday afternoon; who can appreciate what it must be like to be profiled as suspicious for simply […]

A Moment of Candor and An Opportunity for Reflection: The Obama Race Speech (VIDEO)

Yesterday afternoon, Barack Obama took time to address the nation not as the President but as an African-American and it was one of the more heartfelt and emotional moments of his presidency. Speaking primarily off the cuff and without a prepared speech, the President spoke from his heart. For a man who has carefully chosen […]