Lauryn Hill has penned a letter to her fans from behind bars.
M.s Hill thanks her supporters, and shares a bit about her experience thus far.
“I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials.
According to a report from WFTV in Florida, the jury from the George Zimmerman trial were allowed to spend hours of alone time with friends and family.
This is highly inappropriate, as the verdict could have been influenced by statements or remarks from one of these guests.
Channel 9’s Kathi Belich confirmed the jurors were left unsupervised with guests at times, which WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said is more than enough time for a member to have said something that could have influenced a juror and possibly impacted the verdict.
President Obama spoke to the African American perspective on the George Zimmerman trial at a press conference today.
Obama made a direct connection between himself and Trayvon; asserting that he has been profiled in the past, and that could have met the same fate as Martin.
The POTUS also asserted that the outcome of the Zimmerman trial may have been different if Trayvon was white, and called for a review of “Stand Your Ground” laws.
Earlier this week we reported that Stevie Wonder had decided to boycott Florida and other states that have “Stand Your Ground” laws on the books.
Now, Dionne Warwick has joined Stevie. Warwick’s statement of support reads in part:
We reported that Stevie Wonder and other artists are boycotting Florida now that George Zimmerman had been acquitted.
Well, Bill Cosby is clearly not going to be in that cohort of people.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Cosby argued that one cannot prove that a person, Zimmerman in this case, is racist unless they say something like, “Hey, I’m racist,” and we should thus not talk about “racial stuff” regarding the reason for and outcome of the case:
Kerry Washington is the first black actress since Cicely Tyson in 1995 to receive a Lead Actress in a Drama nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Washington received the nod for her role as Olivia Pope on ABC’s runaway hit Scandal.
Cicely Tyson was nominated for her work in the NBC legal drama series Sweet Justice. Interestingly, Sweet Justice would run for just one season. And Tyson didn’t win. She lost to Kathy Baker for her work in Picket Fences.
The parents of Trayvon Martin sat down for an interview with Matt Lauer.
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton are understandably shocked and dismayed with the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
They assert that race was most definitely a factor in their son’s slaying.
Harvard is giving love to one of the greatest to ever do it: Nas.
It was recently announced that Queensbridge’s own will have a fellowship named after him:
The Hip-Hop Archive, in conjunction with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, announced the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship today, which honors the legendary rapper.
Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choosing.
Jeantel was the last person to speak with Trayvon Martin before his fatal confrontation with George Zimmerman. Her brave testimony was heavily scrutinized by the public.
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