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Gone (poetry)

“Gone” by Mykell Hatcher-McLarin 2/16/14

Hearts Heavy.
Eyes Eclipsed wit Tears.
Who said Black Boys don’t cry?
Who said Black Girls don’t die?
I swear to God who said it was
A Lie.
I didn’t hear that gunshot.
I didn’t get that wound.
But My Heart is still gashed open
as I stand in this room
looking in the mirror saying,
“It could easily be you.”
Trayvon.
Jordan.
Renisha.
All the Black Children.
Gone.
Justice was far away
and didn’t hear your parting song.

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When the courts fail to do their duty, there’s very little that can comfort our souls… There’s much change yet to be done. But for now we weep and reserve our strength for tomorrow’s battles…

Keo Cavalcanti

They judge you for the type of music you listen to, for the type of clothes you wear, for the color of your skin, this is a cruel world…but with people like us, we create a space and hope for the world that it will change. The moral arc of the universe bends towards justice but it doesn’t bend on its own.

It is a sad day, but I am glad that we can create a community of solidarity and empowerment to continue the hard task ahead towards equal justice.

Harvey Luna

How To Make Sense Of The Michael Dunn Verdict BY NICOLE FLATOW

How To Make Sense Of The Michael Dunn Verdict BY NICOLE FLATOW

A Florida jury could not reach a verdict on the most serious charge facing Michael Dunn, a first degree murder charge for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville convenience store. Nevertheless, Dunn is all but certain to face a lengthy prison sentence as he was convicted on three counts of attempted second degree murder — one for each of three of Dunn’s friends who were also in the line of fire as Dunn fired ten rounds into their sport utility vehicle.