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Trayvon Martin Verdict

The Zimmerman Verdict and the Black Religious Left

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

We've been too busy celebrating the "shouting churches" to hear the voices of Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Carter G. Woodson, Howard Thurman, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Langston Hughes crying in the wilderness. They all longed for a better world and for a better church to serve it.

Opinion: How Nonprofits Can Stop Senseless Shootings | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

The senseless killing of Trayvon Martin and the not-guilty verdict handed down in the case against George Zimmerman send troubling signals about race,...

Senate Subcommittee Will Debate Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, announced Friday that he will chair a hearing on "stand your ground" laws in the wake of ...

No More National Conversations

Wes Moore | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Wes Moore

I'm tired of national conversations, whatever that even means. The impact of racism, or many other "isms" in our society are deep-seated, generational, and omni-present, and there is no "national conversation" that will unseat them.

The 36 Most Inspiring Moments Since The Trayvon Martin Verdict

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday in the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. In the wake of the jury's verdict, many were shocked and man...

Obama Shifts Tone On Martin Killing

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a so...

Conversation Starters for Dialogue on Trayvon Martin Case

Deborah Plummer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

How long do you believe the impact of the verdict of this case will resonate in our society? Weeks? Months? Years? As long as the media keeps it alive?

No Justice, Find Peace

Jose Albino | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Jose Albino

While we all want Trayvon to rest in peace, my intuition tells me that he wants us to live our lives peacefully, colorfully even, but not silently.

Holder: Trayvon Martin Death Was An 'Unnecessary Shooting'

AP | PETE YOST and CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a "tragic, unnecessary shooting," and said the Justice ...

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...

Trayvon's Ultimate Issue: An Implicitly Unjust Justice System

Jarryd Willis | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Jarryd Willis

Our laws must be updated to account for implicit bias, or the only true chance at redress many Asians/Blacks/LGBT/Hispanics will have will be after forfeiting their right to self-defense.

Attorney General Holder Has a Compelling Reason to Consider a Zimmerman Prosecution

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If the Justice Department gives serious consideration to the civil rights violations in the Martin case, it will again send the strong message that civil rights violations will always be subject to full and public scrutiny by federal prosecutors.

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...

Beyonce Holds Moment Of Silence For Trayvon

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin's memory...

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.