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Benjamin Crump Representing Michael Brown's Family

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices

Benjamin Crump, the attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family, has stepped forward to represent the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black t...

Horrifying Death Details Prompt Teen's Family To Call On Trayvon Martin Family Lawyer

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school say they hav...

Fired Employee Sues Florida Prosecutor Of Trayvon Martin Case

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 2 (Reuters) - A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey's office is suing the pro...

Racism, the U.S. Justice System, and the Trayvon Martin Verdict

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Black president or not, juries will continue to set white perpetrators free while wrongfully convicting African Americans so long as a "jury of your peers" means an exclusively or predominately white jury.

Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney: 'Equal Justice An American Value'

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Black Voices

In an interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC's PolticsNation, Benjamin Crump, the Florida attorney representing the family of Trayvon Martin, gave his fi...

David Lohr

Key Dates In The Trayvon Martin Murder Case

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

The trial of George Zimmerman, set to kick off with jury selection on Monday, is one of the biggest court proceedings to take place in Florida since C...

Jury Selection Set To Begin In Trayvon Martin Murder Case

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices

* Case has aroused huge public interest * Jury selection likely to be long process * Zimmerman says he acted in self-def...

LISTEN: Sound Of Trayvon Martin's Voice Revealed On Exclusive Audio

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices

With the Trayvon Martin trial set to begin on Monday, one question remains on the country's mind and simultaneously presents a monumental challenge to...

'We Have Decided to Turn the Pain Into Power'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Crime
Marian Wright Edelman

The goal of equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity for every child in America may not have been realized yet, but it's still the goal we have to meet in order for America to finally live up to its promise. Let's all make sure that happens in Trayvon's case.

Enough Is Enough: Should Feds Come After The LAPD?

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The civil rights attorney who represented the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvo...

George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked: Here's What Happens Next

Mari Fagel | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime
Mari Fagel

What started out as a simple hearing regarding whether to seal discovery evidence from the media turned into a blame game and strict orders by Judge Kenneth Lester that Zimmerman return to jail within 48 hours.

WATCH: 'Geraldo, You're Embarrassing Your Son Again'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Media

Geraldo Rivera doubled down on his new controversial comments about Trayvon Martin during his Sunday show -- only to get a fiery reprimand from the la...

Danielle Cadet

New Trayvon Martin Case Evidence Raises Major Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 05.18.2012 | Black Voices

The debate about what happened the night of Trayvon Martin's death is becoming increasingly complex after details of the investigation, including new ...

Trayvon Martin Family Lawyer Known For Civil Rights Cases

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 03.30.2012 | Miami

SANFORD, Fla. -- When Benjamin Crump got his first call from Trayvon Martin's father last month, the attorney counseled patience. It had only been tw...

John Rudolf

No Immunity For Trayvon Martin's Killer, Authors of Florida Self-Defense Law Say

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices

Republican state lawmakers in Florida responsible for a controversial 2005 self-defense law said it shouldn't apply to a neighborhood watch volunteer ...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon's Mother: 'I Cannot Sleep And I Cannot Relax'

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices

As state and federal authorities join the probe into the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his mother, Sybrina Fulton, said that the inves...