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Zimmerman Choked His Girlfriend A Week Ago: Prosecutor

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported...

Frisk Your Ground: The Floridafication of New York City

Mitch McEwen | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Mitch McEwen

As a systemic violence, the Stop-and-Frisk policy of the NYPD might be considered the policing equivalent of Stand Your Ground. Search first -- ask questions later.

Message to President Obama: Stand Your Ground

Mike Green | Posted 09.27.2013 | Home
Mike Green

President Barack Obama surprised the nation on July 19 with an impromptu press conference in the aftermath of the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman...

Why White Evangelical Churches Don't Wear Hoodies

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

The Zimmerman verdict was not only about race, but is race still an issue in America? As Martin Luther King, Jr. once claimed, Sunday morning continues to be the most segregated hour of the week. Race is absolutely an issue. White privilege continues to be a reality.

The Face to Fear

Joan Michelson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Home
Joan Michelson

The face to fear is not going to wear a label to the untrained eye (though it may be discernible to trained law enforcement officials). The normal looking kid may turn out to be truly dangerous while the "different looking" person may be completely harmless.

Zimmerman: Gender Not Race

Michael Smerconish | Posted 09.28.2013 | Home
Michael Smerconish

The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims. Might the outcome of the Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined -- because of gender?

Joy Resmovits

Still Separate, Still Unequal | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. NEW YORK -- When Dwight Davis, a ...

Hard Homecoming to Florida After Zimmerman Decision

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2013 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Natalie Johnson, journalism student at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University I was in the student lounge alone for about 40 minutes befor...

Legalized Execution

Shan Wells | Posted 09.24.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Could a Trayvon Martin Happen in LA?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It would force those California legislators that have made some soundings about the deadliness of Florida's and other state's stand your ground laws to look closer to home at California's statues on what is and what isn't considered justifiable self-defense.

What Everyone Missed About The Trayvon Martin Case

Upworthy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Home

The night of the Trayvon Martin verdict, debates ensued all over the country....

Man Arrested For Facebook Post About Zimmerman Verdict

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.23.2013 | Home

A New York man was arrested for making a terroristic threat after he posted a Facebook status about the George Zimmerman verdict. "Kill all whites," t...

What I Dread Telling My Black Son

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Aaron Daniel Taylor

So to my fellow white adoptive parents with minority children, when the white establishment tries to deflect the subject away from civil rights for black men by talking about "black on black crime," we can't let the establishment get away with it. They can change the subject. We can't.

8 Compelling Reasons for a Federal Prosecution of Zimmerman

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The U.S. attorney must consider the "nature and seriousness of the offense" in deciding whether to prosecute or not. The major factor that determines that is "the actual or potential impact of the offense on the community and on the victim."

Obama Rams the Issue of Racial Profiling Back Onto the Nation's Table

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.20.2013 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama didn't speak solely because he felt obliged to make a generic observation about the anger of most blacks toward the Zimmerman verdict, or even out of remembrance of the fight he led in the Illinois state legislature. He spoke from a well-documented personal experience.

Slowing Down My Snap Judgments

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2013 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

In the end, we're all just people. And so maybe we all just need to chill out and recognize that the only people who truly know what someone is living with, thinking about, and going through is that person's closest circle, and, ultimately, really just that person alone.

Snoop:'The Prosecution Represented Trayvon Martin Horribly'

Posted 07.22.2013 | Home

I don’t really want to get too caught up, because I’m not one to be political or judicial. But I just feel like certain laws are made to protect o...

Lawsuit Brought Against Zimmerman Prosecutors

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | Home

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) - A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey's office plans to file a ...

George Zimmerman Verdict

Barbara Holm | Posted 09.14.2013 | Home
Barbara Holm

I honestly don't know what to say about this Trayvon Martin thing. I just can't wrap my head around it. George Zimmerman obviously killed an unarmed 1...

Zimmerman Verdict -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.14.2013 | Home
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I want what every mother wants, what Trayvon Martin's parents wanted -- for my children to be safe. I want to not have to stay up at night wondering if they might fall prey to racial profiling or stereotyping that could hurt their hearts or, worse yet, take freedom or their very lives.

Soul Singer Attacked After Performing Trayvon Martin Dedication

Posted 07.19.2013 | Home

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 | Home

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

An Open Letter to the Black Community From 100 Black Youth

Carmen Berkley | Posted 09.14.2013 | Home
Carmen Berkley

Black youth are beginning to collectively recognize our own value -- and we will not be silent. We will turn our anger into action and our pain into power.

Trayvon, Zimmerman and Our Motivations

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 09.13.2013 | Home
Binta Niambi Brown

What if we were motivated by love, not fear? What if, as Nick Surkamp tweeted Sunday morning, George Zimmerman offered Trayvon Martin a ride, to get out of the rain?

How Are You Coping With The Zimmerman Verdict?

Posted 07.14.2013 | Home

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...