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Zimmerman Verdict: Hope Must Prevail

Written by James HarperSpecial to the NNPA from theFlorida Courier on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:53.

Like millions around the world, I’m still numb after learning a jury of six women – five Whites, one Hispanic – found George Zimmerman “not guilty” of murdering Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman Verdict A Travesty in "Post Racial" America

Written by Vantage Point, Dr. Ron Daniels on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:50.

Racial profiling and Trayvon Martin's right to "stand his ground" to defend himself from a creepy man who was following him, despite being told by the 911 Police Dispatcher not to do so,  should have been the heart of the case against George Zimmerman.

Moment for Action on Climate Change

Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:49.

President Obama kicked off the summer with a high-profile environmental speech at Georgetown University.

Black Pastors to Members: Be Aware and Beware Zimmerman Verdict

Written by Courtney Jacobs and Blair AdamsSpecial to the NNPA from The Afro-American on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:45.

Congregation – Pastor John R. Jenkins preaches about the Zimmerman verdict to congregation at First Baptist of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. (AFRO Photo/Avis Thomas-Lester)Rev. John R. Jenkins, Jr. looked out at the congregation of First Baptist Church of Glendarden and sighed.

National Protests of Zimmerman Verdict Reach Fever Pitch

Written by George E. CurryNNPA Editor-in-Chief on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:38.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Demonstrations are planned for 100 cities this Saturday, July 20, to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal for murder and manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. and to urge the Justice Department to investigate whether Martin’s civil rights were violated.

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