The George Zimmerman Case: Rachel Jeantel on Trial -Dr. Jelani Cobb

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When you look at the prosecution’s star witness, a young woman, dark-skinned and overweight, her eyes signaling exasperation, what do you see?

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Jalani Cobb focuses on the character of the import of this witness’ examination, he writes, " Whether this jury will grade on a curve because a person’s grief roils just beneath the surface, because motive for lying might seem understandable, is—like so much about this case—unknown."

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What White People Don’t Understand About Rachel Jeantel

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A predominantly white jury is not going to like Rachel Jeantel. Let’s just be real here.
The 19-year-old Miami native is an easy target for obvious, yet shallow reasons. But let’s not forget why

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

Rachel was raw, emotional, aggressive and hostile, and she was unapologetically herself.

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Americans of the Year: Trayvon

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Lost in all the horrible politics surrounding his death is the story of a boy. Before he became yet another flash point in America’s painful and never-ending racial drama, Trayvon Martin was just a normal teenager.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

"Tracy remembers the time they went fishing at Pompano Beach. They were out there for three hours and didn’t get a single bite. And then finally Trayvon caught this little bitty fish."

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The Quote that May End the Trayvon Trial

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Zimmerman is going to be found guilty. All the evidence you need — all the evidence the cops needed — is right there in the interrogation they did with him just before letting him go.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

" . . . By this time, Zimmerman is losing his patience. “I’ve gone through it a million times.” Despite his passion for justice, repeated questions about the death of a 17-year-old boy at his own hands annoys him.

Soon after, the interview devolved into pleasantries. Zimmerman says he’s taking his wife to the beach for the weekend, and the lead officer asks, “Which beach?”

Then they let him go."

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Does the Black Political Class Bear Some Responsibility for SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision?

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Bruce Dixon: Black politicians should have pushed for a constitutional amendment to ensure that the VRA never came before the GOP-dominated court

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Bruce Dixon raises the right questions which is why he can extend the right answers.

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NewBlackMan (in Exile): Dear Marriage Equality Advocates: I Can Not Celebrate with You Today by Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

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OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

"As a straight black man, I feel less safe in the United States than I have ever felt. I am fighting a deep sense of regret for risking all on the behalf of gay marriage and God knows I do not want to feeI that way.  It is morally wrong but very real in my soul. I know it was the right thing to do because I felt called by the tradition of the black freedom struggle and my God to do so. Perhaps, if there is such a thing, I have “believer’s remorse”.

OUR COMMON GROUND Friend, Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou In the spirit . . .

 

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The Power of Urban Radio begins registration for October forum in D.C.

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This will be an exceptional forum of CEOs and global marketers to discuss the strategic importance of the $900 billion African American consumer market as it applies to their companies and Urban Radio. Jennifer Jones, Vice President/Diverse Segments – AT&T will deliver the keynote address. 

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

"The Global Media Agency Session will include executives from Horizon Media, Group M, Zenith Optimedia, Omnicom Group, Carat USA and Campbell Ewald. The Radio Group Head CEO Discussion will include insight on the future of radio from the heads of Emmis Communications, Radio One, Summit Media Group and Cox Radio"

So who really controls "urban radio" ?

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