Monday, July 15, 2013
Eric Britt, 11, hugs his mother, Paulette Britt, after an altar prayer at Truevine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church in Skyway on Sunday. During the altar prayer, Pastor Lawrence R. Willis, addressed a range of community issues, including the George Zimmerman verdict. Paulette Britt, who was discouraged with the verdict, said she had been watching the trial and discussing possible outcomes with her teenagers. "We as a community feel disenfranchised when it comes to how the judicial system and the public views the African-American community," she said. "We don't feel like our voice is heard. Other communities speak and are heard and their issues are addressed."
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