Daily Archive: July 18, 2013

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    Detroit Files For Chapter 9: Read the Full Bankruptcy Filing

    Page 1 of 2 Gov. Rick Snyder today authorized Detroit’s emergency manager to seek federal bankruptcy protection for the city, saying it was the only viable option to provide the 700,000 people of Detroit with the public services they need and to restore the city. “The fiscal realities confronting Detroit have been ignored for too long. I’m making …

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    Jim Crow Justice: Trayvon Martin and the Generational Burden of Black Boys

    The history of America is still being written and the acquittal of George Zimmerman of second degree murder by a Florida jury of five White women and one Hispanic female in the mindless shooting death of 17-year-old African American teenager Trayvon Martin is now an important chapter in that history that gave birth to centuries of slavery and Jim Crow.

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    Justice is Blind, It’s Just Not Colorblind

    Page 1 of 4 While so many Americans remain shocked, dismayed and reeling from the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, the shock is apparently derived from our lack of foresight on the part of blacks and whites to see it coming. Who could have anticipated that a black boy could have been killed at the hands of a white man, and the white man …

    Happy for Halle, but…

    Happy for Halle, but…

    News that Halle Berry had married actor Olivier Martinez in his native France on July 13 made international headlines, and most people were (and remain) happy for her.However, the Academy Award-winning actress has a history of marriages and relationships that have gone sour.The last relationship, with model Gabriel Aubrey, got particularly nasty….