Jahvaris Fulton and Tracy Martin (Source: Twitter)
According to blackenterprise.com, Jahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Sanford, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, recently graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.
Fulton, 22, has made the best of his opportunities since losing his little brother to violence. Prior to graduating, Jahvaris served as a congressional intern for Florida Representative Frederica Wilson.
Wilson, a founder of 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, also counts Fulton as a member who helped to encourage at-risk in Miami-Dade schools to stay in school.
Recently, Jahvaris and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke on CNN’s Anderson Cooper show to highlight the wide breadth of miscommunication that exists between persons of color and white America. “It’s not happening to them, so they don’t quite get it,” she told Cooper in an interview that aired Friday. “They don’t quite…
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Michael Brown is the teen who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri by a cop. That town has been in an uproar. I don’t believe in violence, but will share the following opinion. Unless we WALK in the shoes of others, we cannot stand in righteous judgment to understand their reactions.
Hypocrisy is running rampant. There are people who kill others purportedly in self-defense. Those who support them, in spite of physical evidence and logic, rely solely on what the killer said about what they felt and what they believed would happen unless they pulled the trigger. At least the killer gets the opportunity to say what they experienced emotionally and/or physically that justified taking the life of another human being. Read the rest of this entry
It’s bad enough when a son is missing and later found dead. That is multiplied when police say it was an accident, but the body gives sign of a struggle and beating. When it’s discovered that internal organs were removed and replaced with newspaper, that’s enough to send any parent into numerous, emotional hoops — and demands for answers.
Did anyone watch the CNN Special? I did. It brought out things about the history of Sanford that I was unaware of.
Reporter David Mattingly said, “You have to understand the stage before you understand the players.”
That’s so true. The history of that area reveals a deep-seated root of racial segregation and discrimination. Someone like George Zimmerman would be comfortable there as long as those he harassed and yes, murdered, were Black.
I am happy that the report brought out the make-up of the jury and how O’Mara played into their fears of Black males. I’m happy about that because it reveals Mark O’Mara’s real opinion about Trayvon Martin, thereby revealing the insincerity of O’Mara’s offer to discuss race and the judicial system.
I found the program to also be supportive of Rachel Jeantel, her testimony, and her credibility. Read the rest of this entry