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Trayvon Martin Death

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Martin was more than just another young black male gunned down in an act of senseless violence. He became and will remain a challenge to the nation to do something about that violence.

What the Trayvon Martin Case Means for Middle Class Blacks

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

I cried when I heard about the Zimmerman verdict because I knew that it would tear the country apart on racial lines. I also knew that as a middle class black person that I was going to be called upon for my perspective by my white colleagues, friends and family.

White Protesters Start 'We Are Not Trayvon Martin' Campaign

Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

As protesters around the country stood, screamed and marched following a Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman on Saturday, many took on Trayvo...

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.

'I Survived. Unfortunately, Trayvon Martin Did Not'

Posted 04.12.2012 | Los Angeles

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, Rodney King compared his 1991 beating at the hands of Los Angeles police to Florida teen Trayvon Ma...

PHOTO: George Zimmerman's Mugshot

Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices

Authorities on Wednesday announced that George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. After turnin...

Zimmerman Reportedly To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Case (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE: George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the special prosecutor for the case announced....

Constitution Check: Is There a Constitutional Right to "Stand Your Ground"?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

As of now, "stand your ground" laws are a matter of state law only, but could in time provide the means to implement a right nationwide if self-defense were ultimately to emerge as a guaranteed right under the Constitution.

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...

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...

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Previews CNN Special On Deeply Important Topic

Posted 03.27.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper's CNN show will air a week-long special that examines children and race next week. The special will highlight findings from a year...

Injustice Hits Home

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Although the Trayvon Martin case may only directly affect a handful of people while the Kony situation has affected millions, both cases concern lives taken away early and brutally. Does every important cause require a viral video to catch people's attention and call them to action?

Trayvon Martin Vigil Planned For Columbia Heights

Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As the controversy over the shooting death of a black Florida teenager continues to stir emotions across the nation, a new vigil for Tra...

WATCH: CNN Host Goes After Sharpton, MSNBC

Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

CNN's Howard Kurtz questioned what he described as Al Sharpton's conflicting roles in covering the story of Trayvon Martin's killing. Martin was s...

Trayvon Martin's Death: A Moment Of Dissonance

Malek Mouzon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: LA Rallies For Trayvon Martin | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- For Sonia Mongol, a 28-year-old mother in Crenshaw, Calif., the decision to tell her children about Trayvon Martin's death wasn't an ea...