On the fifth anniversary, Leonard Pitts reflects on the shooting of Trayvon Martin: “Many Americans made him a blank screen upon which they projected their racialized stereotypes and fears. They could not allow him to be a harmless child walking home.
“Come to Ellarslie [Trenton City Museum, 299 Parkside Ave, Trenton, NJ 08606] on Friday, March 3 from 7 to 9:30 pm for an evening of stories and song with vocalist Tom Chiola and George Sinkler on piano performing American Jazz standards inspired by the rhythms of Africa. Interwoven with the musical performance are tales from Africa, told by members of the Garden State Storytellers League. Refreshments and adult beverages are served.”