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Trayvon Martin Investigation

Denial in the Aftermath of the Zimmerman Verdict

Uloop | Posted 10.06.2013 | College

Trayvon was more than just a kid who was shot by a neighborhood watch man. For African Americans, his death was yet another reminder of this country's dreadful past: the killing of unarmed black males by a person who does not visibly appear black.

WATCH: Rachel Jeantel On Her Friendship With Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Days after the controversial end to the George Zimmerman trial, Trayvon Martin's close friend Rachel Jeantel visited the HuffPost Live studio on July ...

Voting Rights Act, Trayvon Martin & the Sequester: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Take Action Today

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

For much of 2012 (and 2011 for that matter), we witnessed some of the most egregious efforts to disenfranchise minority, elderly, student and poor voters all across this country.

Zimmerman Ordered To Stay In County On GPS Monitor

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- George Zimmerman must remain under 24-hour GPS monitoring while awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Mart...

Were Trayvon Martin Witnesses Coached to Change Their Stories?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Although it is not unusual for witnesses when re-interviewed to remember new details, reconcile inconsistencies, or even contradict statements, the fact that all of these witnesses changed their original accounts raises the implication of improper witness-coaching.

New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.20.2012 | Black Voices

A new photograph released by ABC News shows a bloodied George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head. The photo, which was reportedly taken t...

Michelle Obama Shares Her Opinion On Trayvon Martin Case

AP | Posted 04.18.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama says her "heart goes out to the parents" of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was fatally s...

Zimmerman Asks For New Judge After CNN Conflict Revealed

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Florida -- The neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed black teenager in Florida asked a judge in the case to step down ...

Gene Demby

George Zimmerman's Attorneys Quit, Said Client 'Disappeared' | Gene Demby | Posted 06.10.2012 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman's attorneys said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that they will no longer be representing him. The attorneys claim that Zimme...

John Rudolf

Trayvon Martin Case Spotlights Florida Town's History Of 'Sloppy' Police Work | John Rudolf | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- In the summer of 2010, a masked man gunned down Ikeem Ruffin, 17, in an apartment complex on this city's north side. When police arri...

Blacks, Whites Have Stark Split on Role Of Race In Trayvon Case

Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

A new poll on the Trayvon Martin case found that blacks and whites have starkly different views about the role race has played in the story. Accord...

'Shaken Baby Syndrome' Used As Defense For Zimmerman

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices

(Corrects spelling of lawyer's name in paragraphs 9-10) * New poll shows racial divide on case * Defense tactic many irk...

Trayvon Martin's Death, Racial Tensions and Anthropology

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
American Anthropological Association

As an anthropologist, I'm left with many burning questions. Chiefly, even if someone becomes a social pariah, why force him into awkwardly fit racial categories?

What Happened Before The Trayvon Story Went National?

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Black Voices

By Daniel Trotta SANFORD, Fla., April 3 (Reuters) - Tracy Martin had been looking for his son Trayvon since the night before. He went ...

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.

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.

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

Earnest Winborne | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Earnest Winborne


George Zimmerman's Race Is A Complicated Matter

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many...

Right Wing Rules Black Youths Must Follow to Avoid Deserving Death

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.27.2012 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

Considering the right wing reaction to the death of Trayvon Martin, I thought it might be useful to collect their wisdom and advice for black male you...

Tracy Reese On Trayvon Martin: 'White People Wear Hoodies Too'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.28.2012 | Black Voices

The news of the Trayvon Martin killing has been discussed by just about everyone, from politicians and musicians to actors and athletes. Fashion desig...

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.

WATCH: Chaka Khan Music Video Pays Tribute To Trayvon

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

The Trayvon Martin killing has grabbed attention nationwide, and now it has sparked a musical tribute. Singer Chaka Khan gathered a group of musicians...

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...

If I Were Trayvon Martin

Jess Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Just like Trayvon Martin, I sometimes like to have a bag of candy, often Skittles, as I walk home or to a friend's house. Just like Trayvon Martin, I often put my hood on. But unlike Trayvon Martin, I have never been followed, stopped, or shot at by police.