Awakened Thought of a Future Renaissance Man

The recent death of Trayvon Martin has brung up an often painful rite of passage for minorities, especially black men.

Justice Department Statement on Trayvon Martin Investigation

“The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the FBI opened an investigation into the facts and circumstances of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation.  The department also is providing assistance to and cooperating with the state officials in their investigation into the incident.  With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids – the highest level of intent in criminal law.  Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws.  The Community Relations Service will be in Sanford, Fla., this week to meet with civil rights leaders, community leaders, and local law enforcement to address tension in the community.”

"The Race Card Project"
A cool project from NPR's Michele Norris “The Race Card Project” this are like mini, mini, mini short stories http://michele-norris.com/the-race-card/
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He was a conscious black man. You know ‘conscious of being black.’ That’s what I’m calling it these days. -JRich Quote of the Day