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Selma “50” Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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Selma “50” or bloody Sunday as it is also known, heralds those brave men and women who fought for Civil Rights in the 1960’s, when they were met by police who used clubs, tear gas and water hose to attack those Civil Rights Demonstrators on March 7, 1965. The event is considered a watershed moment in the civil rights movement and it helped lead to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

This past weekend, the occasion was commemorated with a march led by President Barack Obama across the “Edmund Pettus Bridge”, which is named (by the way) after a KKK Grand Wizard.

“In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history — the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher — met on this bridge,” Obama stated.

The conversation piece is also about why former President George W. Bush, was not marching (in this photo) next to President Barack Obama?

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director_1Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via BlogTalkRadio.com for my special guest, Ashley S. Mason (pictured here), Director of Selma-Dallas Tourism, as we discuss “Selma 50” and the events that took place in her city to commemorate the anniversary.

All Conversation links in this email make it possible to access tonight’s show.

Civil Rights, DOJ, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

The DOJ will “NOT” Charge Zimmerman For Killing Trayvon Martin


 

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While we all await and hold our breath for Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department on two separate investigations, one sparked by the summer shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the department is going to first announce its findings in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

According to ABC News the Justice Department will not be filing charges against the self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for the killing of the unarmed teen.

Although it seems Martin was killed like yesterday, Thursday marks three years to the day since Trayvon was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not enough sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, of Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.

In Sanford, race-related tensions had been simmering for nearly a century, but Martin’s death “was the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camel’s back,’” bringing “those issues to the surface,” the new Sanford police chief, Cecil Smith, recently told federal officials.

Privately and publicly, Justice Department officials have been telegraphing all along that they were unlikely to file charges against Zimmerman.

How disappointing, I’m glad Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning, yes he needs to hit the road! Seems he failed to see the obvious handwriting on the wall.