Why is Lebron James bigger than basketball?

July 8, 2010: Johannes Mehserle, the cop who murdered Oscar Grant, essentially got a free pass from a jury who gave him a minimal sentence. This was overshadowed by “The Decision” made by Lebron James to move to the Miami Heat.

July 11, 2014: Although Palestine is being bombed by Israel, this news is overshadowed by Lebron James’ decision to go back to Cleveland.

Really saddened by a lot of the responses (and lack of response) to Trayvon Martin’s murder and the lack of prosecution of his killer. A lot of us allow our white privilege to blind us and even make us bitter to the idea of racial equity. It’s not about guilt, it’s about taking responsibility for the fact that our society unjustly favors us to the detriment and sometimes death of others. This isn’t an isolated tragedy between two individuals. Our society has a legacy of hatred, suspicion and devaluing of non white people. Our grandparents lynched black people publicly (not even 100 yrs ago) and were never prosecuted. In our own generation we’ve killed Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo (the list goes on and on) without justice. Now this man shot and killed an innocent boy who’s blackness made him suspicious and he’s walking around free right now. The reality is that literally any black kid could’ve been in that place and time doing nothing wrong and be dead right now with no justice for his killer. This is who we are, but its not who we need to be. Brother Ali
uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.
According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.
Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.
[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement



It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.

According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.

Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.

[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement

It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

(via obliviousnerdgirl)

Trayvon Martin…

theculturecollective:


JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN.
THERE WERE POSTERS FOR KONY 2012, PUT UP POSTERS FOR TRAYVON MARTIN AND GET THE WORD OUT.
SIGN THIS: http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

theculturecollective:

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN.

THERE WERE POSTERS FOR KONY 2012, PUT UP POSTERS FOR TRAYVON MARTIN AND GET THE WORD OUT.

(via egana)

I still need to do more research myself, but what we have here is an adult male, George Zimmerman, on “neighborhood watch” who killed an innocent 17 yr. old Black guy, Trayvon Martin, who appeared to be “suspicious” (apparently, he was “armed” with a bag of candy. YES…candy).  As far as I know, no formal charges have been made against Zimmerman yet.

As one of my friends stated on Facebook, “Nancy grace spent two years covering Natalee Holloway, zero minutes on Trayvon Martin” (I’d also like to add Casey Anthony and a bunch of other non-Black folks to that list).

Ok all you Wall Street Occupying 99 Percenters/KONY 2012 people, now’s your chance to speak up on another issue…or does it even matter?

I still need to do more research myself, but what we have here is an adult male, George Zimmerman, on “neighborhood watch” who killed an innocent 17 yr. old Black guy, Trayvon Martin, who appeared to be “suspicious” (apparently, he was “armed” with a bag of candy. YES…candy). As far as I know, no formal charges have been made against Zimmerman yet.

As one of my friends stated on Facebook, “Nancy grace spent two years covering Natalee Holloway, zero minutes on Trayvon Martin” (I’d also like to add Casey Anthony and a bunch of other non-Black folks to that list).

Ok all you Wall Street Occupying 99 Percenters/KONY 2012 people, now’s your chance to speak up on another issue…or does it even matter?