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George Zimmerman Verdict

Limbaugh's Latest Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

Rush Limbaugh told listeners of his Monday radio show that the mainstream media only covered stories that pushed political agendas. He also sugges...

Jermaine Spradley

Did This Black Man Stand His Ground ... And Go To Jail?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

"If it were Zimmerman who was shot, what would your verdict be?" prosecuting attorney John Guy asked in one of the last questions posed to jurors befo...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Skewers Fox News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow tore into Fox News for what she called the network's illogical outrage. Fox News reported on a conspiracy theory in which conservati...

Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida After Zimmerman Verdict

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

Stevie Wonder told a crowd on Sunday that he won't perform in Florida until the state repeals its controversial Stand Your Ground laws, effectively bo...

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...

Zimmerman Protesters Raid Wal-Mart, Block Freeway

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — After a spate of vandalism and violence, Los Angeles police vowed Tuesday to crack down with quick action and arrests if further d...

Juror 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was Zimmerman

Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

Juror B37 from the George Zimmerman trial spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday evening on "AC360" about finding Zimmerman not guilty Saturday night o...

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...

The 5 Most Amazing Photos From Trayvon Protest

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles

Parents of all races took to the streets in Los Angeles, Calif., over the weekend to protest the not guilty verdict handed to George Zimmerman. Bu...

David Lohr

The World May Still Yet See George Zimmerman Squirm On The Witness Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

George Zimmerman just walked away a free man, but the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old he killed, may still yet see Zimmerman on a witness st...

Sharp Racial Divide In Zimmerman Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media

National interest in the George Zimmerman trial was sharply divided along racial lines, a new Pew study found. Overall, the research center found t...

The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

Ryan Grim | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

It's impossible to know whether it was Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman who threw the first punch in the confrontation that ended Martin’s life. T...

We Lost the Battle, But the War's Far From Over

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

If we allow the killing of an unarmed Black teenager to be turned into some sort of circus where the responsible party blames the victim, then we have reached the height of absurdity. But in this moment of frustration, we cannot become so disillusioned that we lose focus

Trayvon Martin: No Stranger to God

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Frederick Davie

I feel called to join all of my colleagues to provide a community and educational context where all bodies are welcomed, where the stranger and the other are embraced and encouraged, consistently, and in all aspects of our community life.

Have We Learned Anything at All? 10 Questions Unanswered by the George Zimmerman Verdict

Bishop Stacy Sauls | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Bishop Stacy Sauls

I cannot answer the question of what happened on the night of February 26, 2012. I have no reason to question the good faith of the members of the jury. What I believe, though, is that these are the wrong questions to ask.

CBC Chair On Zimmerman Verdict: 'They Put A Young Black Boy On Trial'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) issued harsh words over the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, arguing that a "young bl...

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.

Long Live Trayvon Martin

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

Many have now commented that the ever-present dangers for young blacks and Hispanics will be further heightened if the actions of George Zimmerman are allowed to stand without further challenge.

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...

The U.S. v. Trayvon Martin: How the System Worked

Robin D.G. Kelley | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Robin D.G. Kelley

Where was the NRA on Trayvon Martin's right to stand his ground? What happened to their principled position? Let's be clear: the Trayvon Martins of the world never had that right because the "ground" was never considered theirs to stand on.

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 ...

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...

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Impassioned Rant

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

During a discussion on the George Zimmerman trial verdict on Monday, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts broke out into an impassioned rant about how minorities in...

Twitter Says That Zimmerman Will Face A Higher Judge

religion.blogs.cnn.com | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion

(CNN) - As news spread on social media of the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, a religious theme soon emerged: Sooner or later, a higher...