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Rachel Jeantel

Dear Rachel: It's Not Your Fault

Clutch | Evette Dionne | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel entered the world’s stage 12 twelve months ago as a key witness in the George Zimmerman trial. Jeantel was the last person to convers...

Rachel Jeantel Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

After becoming the center of one of the year's most high-profile cases, Rachel Jeantel became both the target of stinging criticism and the beneficiar...

A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.

Why Were We So Jubilant And Despondent After The Zimmerman Verdict?

Daniel Simon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

There have been few times in the typical American political debate where many whom are politically active and not have had such strong sentiments towa...

Rachel Jeantel and 'Race Pride'

Sonia Grant | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
Sonia Grant

As I observed how Jeantel had been eviscerated on social media -- by blacks and whites -- because of her excruciating testimony and her appearance (she was ridiculed for resembling Gabourey Sidibe's character in Precious), Zora Neale Hurston's ruminations on race sprang to mind.

Why This Is Not Really About Trayvon Martin at All

Chloe Riley | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Chloe Riley

Trayvon Martin is a victim. But Rachel Jeantel is a victim as well. An almost illiterate 19-year-old who can barely verbalize what it is she witnessed, Jeantel must have known how easily her credibility would be publicly shattered. Her bravery in even taking the stand is stunning.

Racism on Trial: Where Do You Stand?

David Bedrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

egardless of your opinion about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, we mustn't ignore the underlying conversation -- a heated, potent, and critical discussion about race and racism.

We the People Bless the USA

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Our Justice system serves primarily white people, our legislative system primarily serves the people who corrupt and obstruct it. We the People lost sight of the values, strength and discipline that could have made our country great.

A Mental Health Moment After the Trial

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

It's good to rally and march; coming together for a common cause can be mentally and emotionally healing. But right now, I do not want to be approached by anyone who does not look like me to discuss the verdict.

WATCH: Rachel Jeantel On Her Friendship With Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Days after the controversial end to the George Zimmerman trial, Trayvon Martin's close friend Rachel Jeantel visited the HuffPost Live studio on July ...

WATCH: Rachel Jeantel: 'I Believe Trayvon Hit First'

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

Trayvon Martin's friend and George Zimmerman trial witness, Rachel Jeantel recently sat down with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill during a candid int...

Rachel Jeantel Responds To Rush Limbaugh's Racism

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media

Rachel Jeantel responded to Rush Limbaugh's use of the word "n---a" during an appearance on HuffPost Live that aired Wednesday. On Tuesday, Limbaug...

Feeling Cold-Blooded Today

Lili Barsha | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Lili Barsha

It's clear we have a caste system in which certain people have no ground to stand on, and others are allowed to stand by whatever ground they happen to see. The question is, whose ground is it to defend?

Radio Host Makes Huge Offer To Rachel Jeantel

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

The star witness for the prosecution in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was offered a full scholarship to any historically black coll...

Attack of the Angry Black Woman

Erikka Yancy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices
Erikka Yancy

In a few months we will know if a jury believes that George Zimmeran was compelled to follow Trayvon Martin because of his race. One thing we know now, however, is that there is yet another victim of tired stereotypes and prejudices in this case, and that is Rachel Jeantel.

Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon 'Never Made Fun Of Me'

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel's testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is facing second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, caused a ...

Don Lemon Slams Media Over Treatment Of Rachel Jeantel

Posted 07.03.2013 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon joined the chorus of critics who chastised the media over its treatment of Rachel Jeantel, the star witness in the George Zimmerman tr...

Danielle Cadet

How Rachel Jeantel Helped And Hurt George Zimmerman

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.11.2013 | Black Voices

As witness after witness took to the stand this week in the George Zimmerman trial, each individual put a long-awaited face and name to the tragic sto...

Rachel Jeantel, Star Witness in Trayvon Martin Murder Trial, Cannot Read Her Own Letter -- Now, Whose Fault Is That?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The heartbreaking spectacle of Ms. Jeantel being unable to read her own words in this most public of murder trials -- an admission that could damage the appeal of this critical witness -- brought tears to my eyes.

Lolo Jones Makes Fun Of Trayvon Martin's Friend

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 06.30.2013 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel, the Florida teen who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin in the moments before he was shot and killed, testified for a second day in ...

Trayvon Martin's Friend Gets Emotional During Testimony

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel, the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night he was shot, testified on Wednesday at George Zimmerman's trial tha...