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George Zimmerman Verdict

Anniversaries of Zimmerman Verdict and Michael Brown's Death Recall Suffering and Resilience that Spans the U.S. and Canada

Oneka LaBennett | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices
Oneka LaBennett

If a 21-year-old Southern White man living in 21st Century America relied on age-old racist rhetoric to justify slaughtering innocent people, we should not be surprised that history continues to repeat itself along the agonizing road to full citizenship that contemporary Black people must traverse.

George Zimmerman Arrested Again In Florida

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in a fatal shooting ...

Big Corporations Abandoning Conservative Group That Pushes Changes in State Laws

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ted Cruz: Stand Your Ground Laws Favor Black Individuals | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz accused lawmakers Tuesday of exploiting the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to advance their own political agenda at a Se...

A Night of Candles

Marcel Neergaard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen
Marcel Neergaard

From that night forward we decided to not watch as racism took over the planet, but act. That room of LGBTQ activists became a group of anti-hate activists. We stood together. We still stand together, and we will fight together.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Racial Profiling Bill Looks For Boost From Trayvon Martin Outrage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to seize on the renewed national debate over race and discrimination following the trial of George Zimmerman, two Democratic lawm...

David Lohr

Zimmerman's Brother: Civil Lawsuit 'Might Not Be Very Flattering' To Martin's Family | David Lohr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Crime

If Trayvon Martin's family decides to file a wrongful-death suit against George Zimmerman, they could be opening a Pandora's box, according to Zimmerm...

The Real Problem: Race Baiters' Inability to Think, Comprehend

Jason Whitlock | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Jason Whitlock

Here's what the race baiters on the right fail to comprehend: There's a clear-cut, easy-to-follow blueprint for avoiding the ravages of black-on-black violence and crime. America has yet to provide us a comparable blueprint for avoiding racial profiling.

Racism in the U.S. & the Headscarf in Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Unfortunately, somehow a physical manifestation of a woman's faith has become a threatening political symbol in Turkey. Even some conservatives have mixed feelings when it comes to the headscarf.

Legalized Execution

Shan Wells | Posted 09.24.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Radley Balko

The Good News About Race And Crime In America | Radley Balko | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. The death of Trayvon Martin and s...

What Everyone Missed About The Trayvon Martin Case

Upworthy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

The night of the Trayvon Martin verdict, debates ensued all over the country....

Walsh Denies Race As Factor In Martin Case, Wants To 'Focus On Black On Black Crime'

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Former Illinois congressman and Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh joined HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to discuss race as a factor in the Trayvon Mart...

Trayvon Martin Is History but I Wish He Were Still Here

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Malcolm Boyd

This is not simply a "black" cause. It is clearly a "human" one, a "moral" one, a "universal" one.

Poll: Views On Justice System's Fairness Increasingly Divided By Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Perceptions of the fairness of the U.S. justice system increasingly break down along racial lines, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. In t...

White Conservative Male Pundits To Nation: Racism Is Over, Stop Talking About It

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama shared his thoughts on a set of complex issues on Friday, weighing in on Trayvon Martin's death, the recent acquittal of George...

Senate Subcommittee Will Debate Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, announced Friday that he will chair a hearing on "stand your ground" laws in the wake of ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could've Been Me 35 Years Ago' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made an unexpected appearance at Friday's White House press briefing to talk about the outcome of the Trayvon Mar...

Oakland: Opening of the Oscar Grant Film + Zimmerman 'Not Guilty' Verdict + Vandalism = A Sad, Mad City

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 09.18.2013 | San Francisco
Pamela Mays McDonald

Breaking windows, spraying graffiti and setting fires to garbage cans isn't original; it hasn't worked in the past and it isn't working now to alleviate our sorrow. Living amidst nightly violence weakens our unity.

Travyon Martin Family Lawyer: 'Biggest Mistake Was To Ignore Race'

Posted 07.18.2013 | Black Voices

One of the lawyers for Trayvon Martin's family said that the prosecution should have focused more on race. The "biggest mistake was to ignore race,...

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly's Awkward Confrontation With George Stephanopoulos

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media

Bill O'Reilly hosted "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos on his Wednesday Fox News show and tried to scold the ABC News host for a comment made by ...

Trayvon Martin's Mother 'Stunned' By Zimmerman Verdict

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.18.2013 | Black Voices

For the first time since the man who fatally shot their son was acquitted, Trayvon Martin's parents, have come forward to discuss their reaction to th...

Cafe Has Amazing Response To Broken Window After Zimmerman Protests

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey & Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

As news broke Saturday of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, protests flared in Oakland, Calif., le...

Ted Nugent: George Zimmerman Should Sue Trayvon's Parents

Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

The ever-controversial Ted Nugent is not one to keep his opinions to himself, let alone keep quiet on an issue as racially and politically charged as ...

Snoop:'The Prosecution Represented Trayvon Martin Horribly'

Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

I don’t really want to get too caught up, because I’m not one to be political or judicial. But I just feel like certain laws are made to protect o...