WASHINGTON (NNPA) – African-Americans are more than twice as likely as non-Blacks to believe that if 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had been White, his killer would have been arrested rather than set free, according to a new USAToday/Gallup Poll. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, as he was walking back to a townhouse in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 with a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona tea. Zimmerman, described by police as White and pictured by relatives as Latino, was taken into custody for questioning and then released.
Have you ever been in a relationship that came to an abrupt end? If so, you fully understand why heartbreak is an appropriate description of what you felt. You don’t have to be left at the altar to feel intense feelings of rejection. Maybe a friendship fades away or ends in misunderstanding or a ‘falling out.’ Heartbreak takes many forms when love appears to be lost. The worst part can be living with the pain of rejection.
The latest foray into movie making by nationally syndicated morning DJ Russ Parr is astounding. He wrote and directed his fifth movie entitled, The Under Shepherd. It’s sure to have people, particularly those deep in the Black church, saying a lot more than amen. For example, this one scene from the movie illustrates what I mean. “You’re a fraud and an insult to this church (First Baptist Church) and God.” Deaconess Carter, with controlled anger, deftly portrayed by Vanessa Bell Calloway, said to the Rev. Lawrence “LC” Case. He’s played by Isaiah Washington, whose character was a doctor in the ABC network drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Looking at her straight in the eye, with an air of self righteousness, Rev. Case replied, “I am God.”
GREENVILLE, NC—The City of Greenville, Greenville Utilities Commission, and East Carolina University will host its 7th Annual Minority and/or Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Mix-n-Meet-n-Learn on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The business networking event will be held at the ECU Health Sciences Building, 2100 West 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27834. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30am.
Today, Case Western Reserve University hosts The Road to Renewal: Mental Health Forum with noted mental health advocate, Terri M. Williams, President and Founder of The Terrie Williams Agency and The Stay Strong Foundation, to address the devastating impact of undiagnosed and untreated mental illness has within the African-American community and to demystify the stigma associated with mental illness. Sponsored by the university’s Social Justice Institute and the School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program, the forum will educate the community on the importance of proper diagnosis and the availability of resources and organizations available to provide treatment for the disease.