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Zimmerman Trial

Trayvon Martin, Social Media and Inactive Activism

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shane Paul Neil

There is no preventative measure. There is no panacea for tragedy. What we need to discover is a way to have genuine dialogue instead of us standing on a million soapboxes preaching to the infinite.

The Zimmerman Verdict's Message

Julio Pabon | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Even if technical legally sound, the verdict's message as heard and felt in the street speaks to double standards when it comes to law enforcement and criminal justice.

The Zimmerman Trial, Orwell and Race

William H. Turner | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

Many Americans -- lots more whites than blacks, I am sure -- do not believe the verdict in the Zimmerman trial was just the latest example of the biases against young black males of a racist, oppressive criminal justice system that continues to grow.

A Message to Young Black America About Trayvon

Kelli Clifton | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Kelli Clifton

Sadly, I do not think I am alone. Many of us are too far removed from the fight that are parents, grandparents, and civil rights leaders experienced in order for us to be where we are today. In our generation's terms, the struggle is real.

I Am Not Trayvon Martin

Bob Seay | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Bob Seay

I am not Trayvon Martin. I am a middle-aged, middle class, overweight white guy. I am also a teacher, and in 20 years of teaching, I have seen plenty of Trayvon Martins. This type of injustice will continue until enough guys like me have had enough of it and finally say "No more."

Soul Singer Attacked After Performing Trayvon Martin Dedication

Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices

Soul singer, Lester Chambers is reportedly recovering from an attack following a performance dedicated to Trayvon Martin during Saturday’s Hayward-R...

Lance Gross Shares Open Letter To Zimmerman

Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman’s recent acquittal in the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked widespread protests and reactions across th...

Trayvon Martin: A 21st Century Case Study of Race in America

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Trayvon Martin's killing by George Zimmerman will be lost or diminished as an instructive template for a sustained national dialogue about race today in the United States unless practical steps are immediately initiated to assure such a dialogue

Nugent Celebrates Zimmerman Verdict

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Rock musician Ted Nugent responded Sunday to the acquittal of George Zimmerman by calling his killing of Trayvon Martin "the purest form of self-defen...

Obama Won't Press Justice Department On Zimmerman

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama won't involve himself in decisions by the Justice Department on whether to pursue civil...

How Are You Coping With The Zimmerman Verdict?

Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

As the world continues to react to Saturday's news of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the quest...

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...

George Zimmerman Cleared Of All Charges

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all cha...

Reactions Roll In To Zimmerman Verdict

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices

July 13 (Reuters) - Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges ...

WATCH: George Zimmerman Verdict Video

Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

A jury of six women found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin Saturday. After more than 16 hours of del...


The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

After deliberating for more than 16 hours, a jury of six women on Saturday evening found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon ...

Federal Prosecution of Zimmerman Compelling, But Unlikely

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Martin's family, their attorneys, and civil rights leaders face the terrible reality that if Zimmerman walks, there will be little recourse from the feds. It's not just. It's not fair. But, unfortunately, it's the system.

There Will Be at Least One Riot

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

From Rodney King to Mark Duggan to Trayvon Martin, the challenging relationship between police and ethnic communities has erupted in social protest.

Instructing Zimmerman Jury Not to Think About a Pink Elephant

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Instructing a jury to disregard something they've already heard has been assailed as a fiction, a judicial fraud, and tantamount to telling a jury to "un-ring a bell."

David Lohr

Zimmerman Jurors Shown Crime Scene Photos (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) | David Lohr | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices

Jurors in George Zimmerman's murder trial on Tuesday were shown graphic photos of Trayvon Martin's body while a police officer testified about trying ...

David Lohr

Testimony Continues In Trayvon Martin Shooting Trial (Live Updates) | David Lohr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Black Voices

Day two of testimony in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial begins Tuesday -- one day after the attorneys' opening arguments seemingly flipp...

David Lohr

Opening Statements In George Zimmerman's Murder Trial | David Lohr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Black Voices

More than a year after the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin sparked controversy across the country, prosecution and defense lawyers will finally...

David Lohr

Potential Jurors Quizzed In Trayvon Martin Slaying Case (Live Updates) | David Lohr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting an unarmed teen last year in central Florida, watched Wednesday as the prosecution began quizzing jurors...

David Lohr

First Phase Of Jury Selection Completed In Zimmerman Trial (Live Updates) | David Lohr | Posted 06.19.2013 | Black Voices

The first phase of jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman concluded Tuesday with 40 prospective jurors cleared for further questioning in the...

David Lohr

Potential Juror Excused After Saying Zimmerman Might Be Innocent (Live Updates) | David Lohr | Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

A prospective juror in the George Zimmerman case was excused Monday after he admitted donating $20 to Zimmerman's online legal defense fund. The pr...