Brambleman–This ain’t your mama’s fairy tale

4.4 stars avg. rating Amazon.com and goodreads Brambleman A Novel by Jonathan Grant ISBN print 978-0-9834921-2-2 ISBN eBook 978-0-9834921-3-9 Available everywhere Thornbriar Press    Atlanta Paperback: $18.95 ebook:  $8.99 Down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman has no idea what madness awaits him when a mysterious stranger convinces him to finish a dead man’s book about a horrific crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What…

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Defense releases George Zimmerman police interview

The defense team of George Zimmerman, facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has released some of its evidence, including videotaped police interviews. While Zimmerman mainly butttesses his claim of self-defense, there is a key statement we haven’t heard before. Zimmerman said he was reaching into his pocket when Martin hit him. Here’s the link.

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Police Chief in Trayvon Martin case has been fired

CNN has confirmed previous reports: Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee, who drew criticism for his department’s actions in the Trayvon Martin case, was fired Wednesday, his spokeswoman said. Spokeswoman Sara Brady said Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte made the decision. Lee had submitted a resignation letter in April that said he was stepping down, but city commissioners voted not…

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Southern Baptist Convention makes history with first black president

The Southern Baptist Convention was formed in Augusta, Georgia in 1845 due to schism between North and South over slavery. The SBC continued on its peculiar path after the Civil War, and the nation’s largest Protestant denomination became a bulwark of white supremacy and segregation. In 1995,  the organization finally renounced its racist origin and subsequent practices. Since then, minority membership in the SBC has increased dramatically.…

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