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Generosity Creates Its Own Ripple Effect

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

"Be generous when you've got something in your pocket and somebody needs it. It's not going to be a bad thing. Even if they go buy a beer, they just experienced generosity. You just experienced generosity. And that has a ripple effect."

Protesting to Prosecution

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The history of the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of violence against African American victims brought about with heavy public and political pressure hasn't been good for the alleged victims and those who conducted the prosecution.

Life Is Like a Salad Bowl (or Should Be!)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When it comes to diversity, I say it should be like a salad bowl: Each culture presents its own flavor. We need to respect the cultures of all nationalities and appreciate the differences between them in what I call the salad bowl of life.

Sanford Police In Hot Water AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices

Police in Sanford, Fla., may be in hot water again -- this time for a controversial stop where a politically active black man with a clean record was ...

George Zimmerman -- Hero?

Brian Joyce | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Joyce

Hey everybody! Did you hear the good news? Apparently it's perfectly acceptable to kill a person as long as you save a bunch of other people from a ...

Next Steps for Sanford, Fla.

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Many Sanford residents are frustrated, angry and deeply saddened over the verdict, and these emotions are connected to long-festering issues in the community. Such feelings cannot be swept aside. There must be room for people to express their views and for others to hear and feel them.

Lament From a White Father

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Death is horrible enough. But systematic injustice -- one that allows white boys to assume success, yet leads black boys to cower from the very institutions created to protect our own wellbeing -- is a travesty.

'Stand Your Ground' Task Force Releases Controversial Report

Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

The findings of a state committee tasked to investigate Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law may be as polarizing as the statute itself. ...

Rapist: It Would Be 'Rather Asinine' If I Didn't Get The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Crime

A convicted rapist and murderer again told a Florida court that it would be "rather asinine" if he received anything less than the death penalty. ...

Alicia Ciccone

Sanford Small Businesses Hoping For A Return To Normal | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.17.2012 | Small Business

Nearly two months ago, tragedy struck the central Florida community of Sanford. The shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, by community watch me...

For Trayvon Martin, Justice Finally Shows Up

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

For those in the black community it was a story heard far too many times. The Trayvon Martin case re-opened old wounds. What have we learned is very clear, that the need for racial healing is still greatly needed.

George Zimmerman 2.0

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

George Zimmerman has created a website ostensibly to "thank" his supporters and to raise funds for his living and legal expenses. It's never a good sign when your attorneys quit and you start pleading your case in the court of Sean Hannity and Fox News.

Police Car Shot Near Trayvon Martin Shooting Scene In Sanford, Fla.

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 06.10.2012 | Black Voices

A police car was shot through several times with bullets last night near the gated community where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla....

Neo-Nazis Patrolling Fla. City Say They Are 'Prepared' For Post-Trayvon Martin Violence (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. According to the Miami New Times, the Sanford Police Department issued a statement, saying that there is no evidence of neo-Nazis ...

What Happened Before The Trayvon Story Went National?

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Black Voices

By Daniel Trotta SANFORD, Fla., April 3 (Reuters) - Tracy Martin had been looking for his son Trayvon since the night before. He went ...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin's Family Vows To Keep Fighting Amid 'Character Assaults,' Official Leaks | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla.— As a crowd of several hundred protesters swarmed outside of the Sanford Civic Center on Monday night, Trayvon Martin’s family share...

Raise Your Voice For Trayvon

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

All of last week, I was in Sanford, Florida, pursuing justice for Trayvon Martin. I listened to community concerns about the Sanford Police Department, and stood with Trayvon's parents and 30,000 others in Sanford, a town with only 50,000 residents.

If I Were Trayvon Martin

Jess Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Just like Trayvon Martin, I sometimes like to have a bag of candy, often Skittles, as I walk home or to a friend's house. Just like Trayvon Martin, I often put my hood on. But unlike Trayvon Martin, I have never been followed, stopped, or shot at by police.

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Case Protests Across Nation Culminate With Show Of Strength In Florida | Trymaine Lee | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- What began as angry grumblings in the town of Sanford over the killing of Trayvon Martin nearly a month ago has grown into a national...

Trayvon Martin's Parents Think He Was The Victim Of Racial Profiling

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

The tragic story of Trayvon Martin's death has swept the nation in recent weeks. Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high school student, was shot ...

A Complete Investigation is Vital for Justice in Trayvon Martin Case

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

We urge an exhaustive look into what actually happened and who needs to be held accountable--including George Zimmerman, as well as law enforcement--for that tragic night.

Standing Ground in Sanford

Gideon Resnick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime
Gideon Resnick

What is more shocking than the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is that a statute of Florida law, referred to as "Stand your Ground," precluded the shooter from facing immediate legal repercussions.

The License to Kill in Florida

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime
Tom Hayden

My son is African-American, wears hoodies, eats Skittles and now must come to understand, at a tender age, why he, too, might be targeted as a dangerous threat. The Trayvon Martin case will be a turning point and teaching moment for many of our children.

Trymaine Lee

For Local Activist, Trayvon Martin Case Recasts Century-Old Battle Lines | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.19.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla.-- As the sky turned orange behind a row of cotton-ball clouds a few evenings ago, Francis Oliver fastened a photograph of Trayvon Martin...

Trymaine Lee

Family Demands Justice For Unarmed Black Teen Allegedly Killed By White Neighborhood Watchman (UPDATE) | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot and killed in a gated community in Florida late last month by a white neighborhood watc...