George Zimmerman verdict

This Is My Beautiful, Smart Nephew Miles. He Will Change the World. And #HeIsNotASuspect

Editor’s Note: In response to the George Zimmerman verdict and the flood of responses from its readers, ESSENCE magazine is launching #HeIsNotASuspect, a powerful social...

– Jul 23, 2013

After Trayvon, A White Woman Grapples with White Privilege and White Silence

White privilege wasn't easy for this woman to see, until she considered the death of Trayvon Martin.

– Jul 19, 2013

In Trayvon Martin’s Name: Words, Art and Music Inspired By the Death of the Son We All Call Our Own

Some of the finest of art is painted with the broad colors of our pain: Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” would not have existed if not...

– Jul 17, 2013

The George Zimmerman Verdict Is Deeply Inhumane. This Is Why We Need To Keep Fighting.

Who prays for our sons? When their bodies are bloodied, broken and frozen in the footnotes of this, our complicated history, who falls to their...

– Jul 15, 2013