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Sybrina Fulton

Three Years After Trayvon Martin Killing, Two Women's Lives Intersect

CNN | David A. Love | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In spe...

Trayvon Martin's Mother Says Zimmerman Got Away With Murder

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with...

Honoring the Strength and Power of Black Women Everywhere

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
Kara Stevens

I hope this act of public self-defining and self-healing by Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton is not overlooked.

Families Of Slain Unarmed Black Men Send Powerful Messages To Protesters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

Thousands nationwide have mourned the deaths of unarmed black men -- but few have grieved as much as the relatives of those who have passed. On Sa...

Testing Our Nation in the Unfinished Work

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

As my daughter and I cut and chopped apples and pureed pumpkin I got to pretend -- for a millisecond -- that my Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell-esqe existence was true ... and that others get to share it, as well. But I know the truth.

Michael Brown's Parents Testify At U.N.: 'We Need The World To Know'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices

The parents of Michael Brown addressed members of the United Nations on Tuesday on a mission to bring further international awareness to the shooting ...

A Heart-Wrenching Conversation Between The Mothers Of Slain Black Teens

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For the countless black mothers whose children's lives were tragically cut short by gun violence, sometimes the best way to cope is to come together. ...

Sybrina Fulton And Ron Davis Discuss Policing And Race At UN Review In Switzerland

The Root | Breanna Edwards | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices


Christina Wilkie

Trayvon Martin's Mother Pens Heartbreaking Letter To Michael Brown's Family | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON - Sybrina Fulton, the mother of teenaged shooting victim Trayvon Martin, has written a heartbreaking letter to the family of Michael Brown,...

Trayvon Martin's Parents To Release A Book

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

After spending more than a year at the center of one of the country's biggest news stories, Trayvon Martin's parents are planning to release a book ab...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Trayvon Martin's Mom Pleads With Congress To Revise 'Stand Your Ground' Laws | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, made an impassioned plea before a congressional committee Tuesday to amend ...

Trayvon's Mother Calls For States To Clarify Stand Your Ground Laws

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their "stan...

Trayvon Martin's Mom To Struggling Students: 'You Are Special'

Sun Sentinel | Karen Yi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Miami

Trayvon Martin's mother had a message for a group of teenagers in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday -- one she wished her slain 17-year-old son could hear one...

Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin's Mom To Testify About 'Stand Your Ground' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, whose teenage son Trayvon Martin was gunned down last year by a man who claimed he was acting in self-defense, will test...

(Extra)Ordinary People

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Yes, we have survived the Great Recession and employment is up. But according to the Census Bureau, one-third of adults who live in poverty are working. They simply don't earn enough to support themselves and their families.

50 Years After the March on Washington: Creatively Pursuing the Paths of Glory

Daniel Maree | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Daniel Maree

At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves, are we a nation that accepts institutional discrimination, mass gun violence and the murder of innocent children as a way of life, or not?

Trayvon Martin's Mother Releases Song

Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices

In an effort to send a message of hope to families who've lost loved ones due to "senseless gun violence", Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, co...

WATCH: Trayvon Martin's Mother Speaks Out Against Stop-And-Frisk

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York

-- The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke out Sunday against the stop-and-frisk police practice in New York City, saying neither police nor civilians hav...

Amanda Terkel

Ray Kelly On Stop And Frisk: 'No Question' Violent Crime Will Rise If Program Is Stopped | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vigorously defended the city's stop-and-frisk policies on Sunday, predicting trouble if they...

Trayvon's Parents Renew Appeal

The Orlando Sentinel | Staff Writer | Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

Attorneys for Trayvon Martin's parents on Friday renewed their appeal for changes to "stand your ground" laws around the country, calling them vague a...

Martin's Parents Avoid Boycott

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The parents of Trayvon Martin said Friday that they are taking no stance on a proposed boycott of Florida following the acquittal of ...

A Mother's Love

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

Sybrina lost her son, Trayvon Martin, to a senseless act of violence. She watched the media create a caricature of her son as a thug, and burden him with assumptions about what it means to be a young black teen. And, after a long and painful trial, she saw Trayvon's killer go free.

Trayvon Martin's Mother Continues Fight Against 'Stand Your Ground' Law

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.28.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin joined a prominent African-American lawyers organization in vowing Monday to ...

The Uprising That Love Demands: Trayvon Martin and the Yoke Made Visible

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

Trayvon Martin has done so much more than die. He has revealed a system working perfectly in its intended order; and for the moment, rendered visible the yoke that encircles the poor and aggrieved.

Demonstration Today

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2013 | Miami

(Updates with details from protest rallies) By Edward Upright and Zachary Faginson NEW YORK/MIAMI, July 20 (Reuters) - D...