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Weekend Recap: Trayvon, Tulsa And That Derbyshire Column

By Arturo R. García

The tensions surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin continued to fester, with even United Nations officers getting involved.

“As High Commissioner for Human Rights, I call for an immediate investigation,” the U.N’s Navanethem Pillay said at a press conference Friday. “Justice must be done for the victim. It’s not just this individual case. It calls into question the delivery of justice in all situations like this.”

As hip-hop journalist Davey D reports, “situations like this” show no signs of stopping: 29 African-Americans have been killed by police or security officers this year–16 since Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman little more than a month ago.
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The National Review Discusses Black Unemployment, Needs No Black Experts

by Latoya Peterson

The problem with April Fool’s Day is that you can’t figure out if news blasts are real, or just a joke. On April 1, I spotted a Gawker media item by Pareene, which read:

Six panelists, no black folks. One one hand, I could totally believe it, it’s the National Review – they have a track record of publishing racists. On the other hand, Gawker loves April Fools. So I held.

However, reader Jeff points out that (1) the article is still up on Gawker and (2) the National Review was serious. Oy oy oy.

And what did they think about black unemployment? Continue reading