The best way to view Selma, both cinematically and historically, is through fresh eyes. On that final triumphant day in Montgomery, when King looked out at a multiracial crowd of thousands, perhaps he could see what many could not: that the movement he helped lead in Selma would continue, almost five decades later, through Ferguson, Mo., New York City and many other cities as an unceasing quest for racial justice and equality for all.
The death of two New York City police officers is tragic. They were two men of color who likely experienced the realities of a racist society, and were unjustifiably slain. Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered Asian American and Hispanic American officers Wenjan Lu and Rafael Ramos by shooting them at point blank range while they sat in their police vehicle on Saturday, then he took his own life. Before killing the cops, Brinsley had shot his ex- girlfriend, 29-year old Shaneka Nicole Thompson, in Baltimore leaving her wounded, but alive.
Two weeks ago, Samuel L. Jackson took to social media to challenge celebrities to speak out against police brutality by singing “We Ain’t Gonna Stop, Till People Are Free”.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY
CASE NO. 05-2010-CA-038306-XXXX-XX
REAL ESTATE ASSET TRUST 2011-2, Plaintiff,
MARCUS L. LUMPKIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS L. LUMPKIN; JOSEPHINE M. SKANES;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPHINE M. SKANES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
UNKNOWN TENANT Defendant(s)