Tag Archives: African American

Not Guilty

Well, the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was reached and read and reacted to on Saturday evening, July 13, 2013. Mr. Zimmerman was found “not-guilty.” I have my own thoughts about the verdict and the guilt or innocence of … Continue reading

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A Lack of Financial Resources

This is part 2 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1. A simple definition of poverty is a lack of basic resources that … Continue reading

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Adidas Shackles

Did you guys see the article about the sneakers designed by Adidas with the shackles on them? (If not, here is a linkto that article.) Some influential people cried foul, claiming the shoes were racist because it brought up images … Continue reading

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Two Stories

My church is located in Franklin, TN, one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. However, the neighborhoods my church ministers in are not so wealthy. Our main neighborhood is called Hard Bargain and was the first African-American community … Continue reading

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My Take on Trayvon Martin

Over the last 10 years I have taught sociology on and off at Nashville State Community College (NSCC) in Nashville, Tennessee. The majority of students at NSCC are African-American. I guess, over the years I have had at least 1,000 … Continue reading

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Bass Reeves

Have you ever heard of Bass Reeves?  He was stationed out of Fort Smith under Judge Isaac Parker (the “hanging judge”), as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma in the late 1800s. Some have argued that … Continue reading

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