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Trayvon Martin Case

Trymaine Lee

Police Video Shows George Zimmerman After He Killed Trayvon Martin | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.29.2012 | Black Voices

Newly released video of George Zimmerman at the Sanford Police Department the night he shot Trayvon Martin to death show the neighborhood watch volunt...

No Country for Kids in Hoodies

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

The right to life is an empty promise in a nation that venerates guns more than the peace and safety of the community.

Special Prosecutor: Police Wanted Warrant In Trayvon Case

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 03.28.2012 | Black Voices

The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case said that the Sanford Police Department asked the state attorney's office for an arrest warrant to c...

Student Paper Yanks Controversial Trayvon Martin Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.28.2012 | College

The Daily Texan, a student newspaper at the University of Texas in Austin, pulled a controversial cartoon about the media coverage of the Trayvon Mart...

Jesus Wore A Hoodie: Remembering Trayvon Martin

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

There is another trial of great urgency. We need a trial of our broken nation, where diatribes against women, immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and sexual minorities are considered "entertainment." Words are not innocent speech; words have content and impact.

Why I Won't Sign the Trayvon Martin Petitions on Facebook

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 05.27.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

We've got to stop glossing over the issue of racism. Yes, legislation is needed to address the civil and criminal law violations, but more importantly change must come from communities. That is where the true battle lies.

Trayvon Martin's Mom Wants To Trademark 'Justice For Trayvon'

Simon McCormack | Posted 03.29.2012 | Black Voices

The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin is seeking trademarks for two phrases that have become associated with the movement surrounding her son's ...

Rick Scott Weighs In On Trayvon Martin Case

Morning Joe | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

But Joe and Mika began Scott's interview by talking about the February 26th killing of 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the accused shooter...

The Gift That Trayvon Gave All of Us

Keli Goff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Black Voices
Keli Goff

Much like Emmett Till's racially charged murder in 1955 at the age of fourteen forced our country to finally confront the brutality of Jim Crow, my hope is that Trayvon's death will spark long overdue outrage and ultimately, a movement against, the subtle racism known as profiling.

Trayvon Martin's Shooter Alleges Teen Attacked Him First

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

Nearly a month after Trayvon Martin's killing, the account of what occurred the night of the teen's fatal confrontation with George Zimmerman is getti...

Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin's Parents To Appear At Washington Forum On Hate Crimes, Racial Profiling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Trayvon Martin's parents will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday to attend a forum on racial profiling and hate crimes. Tracy Martin and Sybr...

Revisiting 40 Million Dollar Slaves as Athletes Stand Up for Trayvon Martin

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports
Etan Thomas

The decision made by Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, the entire Miami Heat, and other athletes to take a stand after the tragedy of Travon Martin should not be dismissed as singular and nominal.

Students Rally Nationwide For Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

College students across the country are gathering for rallies and marches demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old w...

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.

Trayvon Martin's Dad Thanks Miami Heat

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 03.25.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- The father of the unarmed black teen whose killing has sparked widespread outrage said Sunday night that he and his family have been overwhel...

Black Friend Of Trayvon Martin Shooter: 'He Couldn't Stop Crying'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2012 | Black Voices

(Corrects references to Zimmerman's wife, Oliver's mother-in-law, paragraph 4) By Daniel Trotta SANFORD, Fla., March 25...

US Could Bring Hate Charge In Trayvon's Shooting

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2012 | Black Voices

MIAMI -- The U.S. Justice Department could bring a hate crime charge against the shooter in the killing of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin if th...

Attorney For Trayvon Martin Shooter Defends Client: 'He's Not A Racist'

AP | JENNIFER KAY and ERRIN HAINES | Posted 05.24.2012 | Black Voices

MIAMI -- Attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin and the Florida neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot the unarmed teen joined the national c...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Case: Florida Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Police Chief Bill Lee And His Family | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- A 68-year-old man was arrested on Friday a day after threatening to kill beleaguered Sanford police Chief Bill Lee Jr. The threat was...

Running From Race in Our Minds

Phillip Atiba Goff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Black Voices
Phillip Atiba Goff

The tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death is the loss of such a young life. But the tragedy of his last moments is that he had every reason to run... from Zimmerman or nearly anyone else.

Trayvon Martin, My Son, And The Black Male Code

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.24.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — I thought my son would be much older before I had to tell him about the Black Male Code. He's only 12, still sleeping with stuffe...

Race in America: We Are No More "Post-Racial" Than We Are "Post-Partisan"

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Every day in America, African Americans are reminded of their race in ways large and small. Every day. Today in America we are no more "post-racial" than we are "post-partisan." We have a long way to go.

Trayvon Martin's Death: A Moment Of Dissonance

Malek Mouzon | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Malek Mouzon

What happened to Trayvon Martin is gay news. I am a gay man, and it affects my life. Moreover, as LGBT people, we have to be aware that Trayvon is not one isolated case but a continuation of a death narrative that both black and gay people suffer from and should work to overcome together.

It's Past Time to Protect Children Not Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where is the outrage over every single one of the thousands of children and teens killed by guns -- too many by gun slinging Americans unrestrained by common sense gun control laws.

Heat Want Justice For Trayvon Martin

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.23.2012 | Sports

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat has posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded sweat shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages, in response ...