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Trayvon Martin Case

Long Live Trayvon Martin

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

Many have now commented that the ever-present dangers for young blacks and Hispanics will be further heightened if the actions of George Zimmerman are allowed to stand without further challenge.

Twitter Says That Zimmerman Will Face A Higher Judge | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion

(CNN) - As news spread on social media of the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, a religious theme soon emerged: Sooner or later, a higher...

Florida Justice

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Jeff Danziger


'It Could've Been Me'

Omnia Saed | Posted 09.14.2013 | Teen
Omnia Saed

It could've been me, couldn't it? I mean, Skittles after all are one of my favorite candies, and I have a sweet tooth for Arizona Iced Tea. And I'm a teenager. And I'm black. And I wear hoodies.

How Faith and Forgiveness Can Come in the Wake of Trayvon Martin

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

There is a time for conflict. There is a time for healing. Now is the time for healing. What insights and support can our faith give us?

For Aggrieved Martin Family, Remaining Legal Options Are Limited

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

There are various criminal federal civil rights and hate crime laws available to prosecutors dating back to the post Civil War period, but all have material limitations that substantially impact its application toward George Zimmerman.

Hundreds Of Thousands Sign Petitions Demanding Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration is facing pressure from hundreds of thousands of people calling for a civil rights suit against George Zimmerm...

The Zimmerman Verdict And The Unity Of The Church

Greg Carey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

The pain I hear from my black friends runs far deeper than mere opinion about a single incident. It raises the basic question of our common humanity.

I'm Sorry, Trayvon, But We'll Walk On

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why are we still fighting this war of the spirit? Why does racism still kill the innocent? There are as many answers to that as there are dark caverns in the diseased human soul, but one of them is this: Racism is good for business.

PHOTOS: Protesters March For Trayvon Martin In New York

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

A march for Trayvon Martin drew big crowds in New York City on Sunday. Protesters marched south on Broadway from Union Square, many carrying signs ...

Carly Schwartz

'You Can't Go Six Months Without Something Getting Smashed' | Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

When protests in Oakland, Calif., took a violent turn Saturday night, it was nothing the city hadn't seen before. More than a hundred demonstrators...

How Are You Coping With The Zimmerman Verdict?

Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

As the world continues to react to Saturday's news of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the quest...

4 Things to Do Now to Protect Our Sons

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

This country's centuries long narrative linking black male bodies with inherent violence and criminality has stained our culture to its core and infected far too many of those who navigate within it.

Rihanna Sounds Off On Zimmerman Trial

Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment

Rihanna took to Instagram on Sunday morning, voicing her opinion on the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of the late 17-year-old Flori...

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Trayvon Martin Verdict Sparks Hoodie Sunday As Black Churches React | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion

Rev. Tony Lee was in his car on Saturday night when he heard the news that George Zimmerman had been found not guilty on all charges in the trial over...

Trayvon Martin Case Closes, 'Fruitvale Station' Opens All In One Racially-Charged Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

While the name Emmett Till made its way up Twitter's list of trending topics Saturday night and a jury of six women determined that George Zimmerman w...

George Zimmerman Cleared Of All Charges

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all cha...

To My Unborn Sons: 'A Bounty Has Been Placed On Your Head. Your Price: Worthless.'

Amber Walker | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Amber Walker

I love you already more than you'll ever know, and you're not even here yet. At the same time, I'm terrified to bring you into this world. Today, as generations before me have done, I will continue to hold on to hope. I will continue to believe that we can and will survive this blatant assault to our identity.

WATCH: George Zimmerman's Lawyer Makes Jaw-Dropping Claim

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

In the hours after the George Zimmerman trial verdict was released, both the defense and prosecuting attorneys answered questions about the trial and ...

Dear Rich Lowry: No Shame, Trayvon Martin Is Emmett Till

Malek Mouzon | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Malek Mouzon

I don't think Trayvon Martin was some angelic youth, nor do I think he was perfect. What 17 year old boy is? I know from first hand experience teenage boys can be a loud, unruly bunch that gets into fights, make mistakes and do stupid things which hopefully they'll be able to live to regret.

No Justice, No Peace

Charles Howard | Posted 09.12.2013 | Religion
Charles Howard

So now that we see that there is neither justice nor peace, what is next? We must work for both: To fix a broken justice system and a to fix the broken peace within our hearts and within our communities.

WATCH: George Zimmerman Verdict Video

Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

A jury of six women found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin Saturday. After more than 16 hours of del...

Zimmerman Verdict Is a Clarion Call for the Nation to Grapple With Racial Injustice

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

The movement must not stop with this verdict but continue on not only until each and every young man of color in America can walk the streets in any of our nation's neighborhoods unafraid, knowing not only that he is safe, but also that as a nation we no longer tolerate the unfairness facing them but will ensure opportunities to thrive.

Twitter Reacts To Zimmerman Verdict

Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

As the world waited with bated breath for the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, social media users remained actively commenting on the trial and ...


The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

After deliberating for more than 16 hours, a jury of six women on Saturday evening found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon ...