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Trayvon Martin Tragedy

Next Steps for Sanford, Fla.

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Many Sanford residents are frustrated, angry and deeply saddened over the verdict, and these emotions are connected to long-festering issues in the community. Such feelings cannot be swept aside. There must be room for people to express their views and for others to hear and feel them.

WATCH: O'Reilly Questions Trayvon Martin's Mom About Sharpton

Posted 04.16.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly sat down with Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, Thursday night to discuss the Wednesday arrest of George Zimmerman, the man who s...

Robin Wilkey

OUTRAGE: SF Businessman Launches 'I Believe You Zimmerman' Campaign | Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, The Smoking Gun reported on a San Francisco man who is attempting to capitalize on the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin by applyin...

Attorney General Looking Into NYPD Stop And Frisks

Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

In keeping with a 2010 campaign promise, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reviewing the controversial practice of NYPD stop-and-fr...

Perspective Is Everything

Andrea Lyon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

Like most situations involving human beings, the truth in regards to Trayvon Martin's death is neither simple nor obvious.

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.

LISTEN: Ann Coulter Compares George Zimmerman Critics To KKK

Posted 03.30.2012 | Media

Ann Coulter weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin tragedy on Friday and likened the coverage of the case to the Ku Klux Klan. ...

The Trayvon Martin Tragedy: Pop Culture Plays a Role

Rashad Robinson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Rashad Robinson

Movies routinely portray the American black experience as poor, violent and terrifying. When black men appear in the news, the stories are almost completely restricted to sports or crime coverage. Our society views young black men as inevitable criminals.

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...

Denver To Take Part In Trayvon Martin Solidarity Walks Today

Posted 03.26.2012 | Denver

Organizers in Denver have put together a solidarity march to honor slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, whose death has already spurred numerous hooded ...

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...

Trayvon Martin Campaign Raise Funds For Advocacy Efforts

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.23.2012 | Impact

While supporters across the country have helped hurl the Trayvon Martin case to the national stage, grieving family members say they need more financi...