Jordan Davis

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay addressed attendees of the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards with a heartfelt and passionate message about #BlackLivesMatter. During her speech she reminded us that African Americans are now not the only ones who are committed to the movement sweeping the nation. She said, “It was 60 years ago that Emmett Till was […]

Updated: Fri. Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m. ET: Twitter celebrated Michael Dunn’s sentence Friday in the shooting death of unarmed teen Jordan Davis over “loud music.” He was sentenced to life plus 105 years by a Florida judge. The sentence comes in the aftermath of the shooting of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teen Mike Brown by white […]

  UPDATED 10/1/14, 5:16 P.M.: The Rev. Al Sharpton has released the following statement on Michael Dunn’s guilty verdict: “The conviction of Michael Dunn of first degree murder vindicates the committed work of the parents of Jordan Davis and all of us, who despite setbacks still tried to get the courts to deal with issues […]

UPDATED October 1, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. ET: CNN is reporting a first-degree murder guilty verdict in the so-called “loud music” trial of Michael Dunn, who was charged with killing Florida teen Jordan Davis in 2012. The jury took less that 6 hours to come back with a decision. Watch the moment of truth in […]

A week ago, I saw a flier in my Harlem barbershop about a rally to mark the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of vigilante and village idiot, George Zimmerman. I’d love to sit here and say that I immediately studied it with plans to head downtown in memoriam today. Instead, I […]

It’s about time we’ve started defining ourselves despite what media says about us. We want everyone to to respond by filling in the blanks to the statement, “Just because I am _____ does not mean that I am _____.” Share the message with everyone on your social networks, and tune into #YourLifeMatters’ first Google Hangout […]

Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, the parents of slain 17-year-old Jordan Davis, slammed Creshuna Miles, 21, Juror no. 8 in the Michael Dunn murder trial, for saying that their son’s killer was a “nice guy” and that “race was never a factor” in the verdict. RELATED:  Dunn Trial Juror #4: We Voted 9-3 To Convict Him Of 1st-Degree Murder Black Juror […]

The second juror from the Michael Dunn murder trial has broken her silence, saying that the shocking verdict had nothing to do with race, reports CNN. RELATED: Dunn Trial Juror #4: We Voted 9-3 To Convict Him Of 1st-Degree Murder Juror No. 8, Creshuna Miles, 21, was one of two Black women on a jury which voted 9-3 […]

#YourLifeMatters is hosting the first ever Google Hangout on February 25 for young people on confronting stereotypes in the age of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. #YourLifeMatters was founded after the the verdict from the George Zimmerman case because many were left feeling like they truly did not matter in America. The goal is to […]

During an emotional Good Morning America interview, Jordan Davis‘ parents, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, spoke about their son’s character and insisted that God has “the ultimate justice,” reports ABC. RELATED: Dunn Trial Juror #4: We Voted 9-3 To Convict Him Of 1st-Degree Murder Angela Corey: We Are Retrying Michael Dunn For 1st-Degree Murder As previously […]

It’s funny how frequently Black people find themselves ridiculed for purportedly feigning victimhood (insert whines about “playing the race card” and whatever euphemism others use to describe Black folks just being honest) and yet it’s mostly the most privileged people walking the Earth who complain the most. I had already pegged Michael Dunn to be an […]

Valerie, a homecare nurse administrator known as Juror #4 in the Michael Dunn murder trial, has come forward to say that she believes he got away with the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, reports RELATED: VERDICT IN: Michael Dunn Found Guilty Of 3 Counts Of Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder, Mistrial Declared On 1st-Degree Murder Charge In an exclusive […]