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Trayvon Martin Case

Sharp Racial Divide Over Trayvon Martin Coverage

Posted 06.03.2012 | Media

Americans are sharply divided along racial and political lines in their opinions of the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case, a new study by the ...

Trayvon Martin: The Heart of a Wildfire

Matt Semino | Posted 06.03.2012 | Crime
Matt Semino

From Washington to Hollywood to Main Street, Martin's story has struck a cultural nerve that demands effective policy response. In death, Trayvon Martin stands in the eye of a tempestuous storm that is forcing us to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

In Trayvon Martin Case, Media Need to Examine Their Own Role

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

In the first couple of weeks following the Feb. 26 fatal shooting and Zimmerman's release after claiming self-defense under Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law, few Americans knew anything about it.

Trayvon Martin Case Spurs Suspicious Book Project

Dan Mirvish | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Dan Mirvish

Suspicious will be a collection of stories about the African-American, Latino, Asian and Native American experience of being suspected of being a criminal simply because of the color of their skin.

My Son Doesn't Look Like Trayvon

Dan Cantor | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Dan Cantor

We ask the police to deal with problems the rest of us want to ignore. We stop-and-frisk because we aren't able to educate-and-employ.

George Zimmerman Will Turn Himself In If Charged, Lawyer Says

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | Black Voices

(Corrects age of Martin, paragraph 3) * Zimmerman lawyer preparing for trial * Zimmerman remains in seclusion ...

Clinton Voices Opinion On Stand Your Ground Law

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton called for a "reappraisal" of Florida's Stand Your Ground law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, during an inte...

Justice for Trayvon Martin and James Craig Anderson: Federal Hate Crimes Legislation and the Case for Cooperative Federalism

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 06.02.2012 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The Martin and Anderson cases demonstrate the vital role the federal government can play in investigations when there are questions surrounding the local or state government's ability or willingness to initiate a prosecution.

Honor Trayvon Martin's Death: Declare War on Racism

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

President Obama has called for an investigation of Trayvon Martin's death. But he has to do more. He should lead the country on the war path against racism.

Geraldo To Trayvon's Parents: I Am Sorry

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

In an interview on Sunday night with Trayvon Martin's parents, Geraldo Rivera looked to make amends for his controversial comments surrounding the dea...

Thousands Gather To Hold Protest In Trayvon Martin's Hometown

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Miami

By David Adams MIAMI, April 1 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in a downtown bayfront park on Sunday demanding the arrest ...

WATCH: Bill Kristol Rips Trayvon Martin Coverage

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Media

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol on Sunday criticized media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. “It was right to raise alarms at first but now i...

Student Newspapers React To Trayvon Martin Case

Posted 03.31.2012 | College

The Trayvon Martin case has not only captured the attention of the national media, but college student media as well. Student newspapers from aroun...

ANOTHER Student Newspaper Runs Controversial Trayvon Martin Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.02.2012 | College

Students on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are condemning a controversial editorial cartoon that ran in the student new...

Trayvon Martin and Race: A Sober Assessment

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.30.2012 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If justice determines that Zimmerman walk, then so be it. But who could fault parents demanding that they get to the bottom of why their son, who went to buy a can of iced tea, is now in a grave.

Trymaine Lee

George Zimmerman 'Would Go All Nuts,' Former Co-Worker Says | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.30.2012 | Black Voices

In a week of leaked high school disciplinary records, police reports and police station surveillance video in the war over public perception of Trayvo...

Trayvon Shooting Transforms Part-Time Mayor, Jeff Triplett

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices

By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida, March 29 (Reuters) - Banker Jeff Triplett became the part-time mayor of Sanford, Florida, last yea...

Daily Texan: We Failed With Trayvon Martin Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

The University of Texas at Austin's student newspaper, The Daily Texan, apologized Thursday for a controversial cartoon published earlier this week ab...

Nas: 'I’m Tired Of Marches, I’m Tired Of Talking'

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.29.2012 | Black Voices

I have a son now, he’ll be three. And I’m thinking about him. He has to grow up in this society where people in high places [in the court] don’t...

WATCH: The Black Gay Community Speaks Out On The Trayvon Martin Killing

Earnest Winborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Earnest Winborne


Posthumous Profiling? Puzzling Pieces Abound in the Trayvon Martin Case

Deborah Ramirez | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Ramirez

We sadly cannot change Trayvon Martin's death, but we can take steps to ensure he did not die in vain. If the Department of Justice establishes homicide investigation protocols for state and local police departments, this will be part of an enduring memorial to Trayvon Martin's legacy.

Vendors Try To Profit From Trayvon Case

Associated Press | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.29.2012 | Black Voices

MIAMI — From the T-shirt and hoodie sales to trademarking slogans like "Justice for Trayvon" to the pass-the-hat rallies that bring in thousands, th...

Zimmerman's Father: Trayvon Martin Told My Son, 'You're Going To Die Tonight'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.28.2012 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman, appeared on an Orlando-area news broadcast to defend his son, and told a reporter that Trayvon Martin sai...

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.