Black Against the Law – Whiteness as Privilege and the Lynching of Trayvon Martin

During the United States’ industrial era, the innovation of the coal-burning locomotive revolutionized transportation. The resulting widespread construction of railroads split towns across the U.S., and it became common to discern a community’s value based on its location along the … Continue reading

The Blood Record: PBS Premieres The Central Park Five

Tonight at 9pm ET PBS will premiere Ken Burns documentary The Central Park Five. If you haven’t heard the name before here’s the scoop. The title was given to a group of black teenagers during an investigation surrounding the rape … Continue reading

Blood Record: Kimani Gray Dies at the Hands of NYPD

16-year-old Kimani Gray was killed Saturday night by two plainclothes officers in Brooklyn. According to the New York Times, the police officers approached Gray who pulled way from a group of men and then suspiciously adjusted his waistband. He then … Continue reading

Blood Record: Hate still thrives in Mississippi

In rural Mississippi, White teenagers hit and murdered a 61-year old Black man by the name of Johnny Lee Butts. The pedestrian was making his daily 4-mile trek through his neighborhood when a car of young teenagers driving on the … Continue reading