Strange Stains in Ferguson

by Maurice Mcleod Everyone knew it was coming. Politicians called for calm, police officers polished their armour, some black people held vigils and some white people bought guns. Yesterday a grand jury in Ferguson decided that Officer Darren Wilson had no case to answer after shooting dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on a Missouri… Read More

Trayvon Martin and the Fear of a Black Man

by Lee Pinkerton “Not Guilty?’ the filthy devils tried to kill me/ When the news gets to the hood the niggas will be/ Hotter than cayenne pepper/ Cuss, buss, kicking up dust is a must.” Ice Cube – We Had to Tear This MF Up   The “Not Guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman, the killer… Read More