Steve Russell
8/19/14
If 2012 was the year of Trayvon Martin (February 5, 1995–February 26, 1012), this year has been dominated by the police shooting of another unarmed black kid, Michael Brown, 18, on...
Gyasi Ross
2/19/14
The original inhabitants of Turtle Island are not an island. As much as we might want to pretend otherwise, we are not the remote tribes in the Amazon...
ICTMN Staff
9/9/13
George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot teenager Trayvon Martin dead in the name of self-defense, is being held for questioning in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife and...
Gyasi Ross
7/30/13

I know this is sorta late—two weeks, to be exact—and that pop culture topics du jour tend to last only a few days. Modern day pop culture existential question: If someone gets killed on Twitter and it’s no longer trending, did it really happen?

I don’t know; that’s above my pay grade....

Gale Courey Toensing
7/29/13
When Penobscot Indian Nation leaders heard on July 17 that the South Carolina Supreme Court had ordered three-year-old Veronica Brown, a Cherokee citizen, removed from the care of ...
Oliver J. Semans
7/28/13

The George Zimmerman case is not just about stand your ground, or self-defense; it’s about the prejudice that exists to this day, it’s about a prejudicial justice system that makes the color of the victim’s skin predetermine the verdict of not guilty, with the message sent out to individuals like...

Jacqueline Keeler
7/25/13

When I heard of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, my thoughts went not to my 10-year-old son, but to my dad, when he was 18. I avoided coverage of the trial because I knew the unrepentant Zimmerman defense would blame his victim, Trayvon Martin, for his own death....

ICTMN Staff
7/15/13
On July 13, George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin last year was found not guilty of second degree murder and the lesser cha...
Kevin Powell
8/3/12

“How come all these crazies are white boys?” my white male friend Michael Cohen asked me via email in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting....

Suzan Shown Harjo
4/20/12

White privilege in America first stood for wealth advantage, the provenance of white men, no matter how amassed, deserved, shared or inbred. Among its prominent symbols are oil baron J.D....

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