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Rachel Jeantel and 'Race Pride'

Sonia Grant | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
Sonia Grant

As I observed how Jeantel had been eviscerated on social media -- by blacks and whites -- because of her excruciating testimony and her appearance (she was ridiculed for resembling Gabourey Sidibe's character in Precious), Zora Neale Hurston's ruminations on race sprang to mind.

Why This Is Not Really About Trayvon Martin at All

Chloe Riley | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Chloe Riley

Trayvon Martin is a victim. But Rachel Jeantel is a victim as well. An almost illiterate 19-year-old who can barely verbalize what it is she witnessed, Jeantel must have known how easily her credibility would be publicly shattered. Her bravery in even taking the stand is stunning.

WATCH: Rachel Jeantel On Her Friendship With Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Days after the controversial end to the George Zimmerman trial, Trayvon Martin's close friend Rachel Jeantel visited the HuffPost Live studio on July ...

Radio Host Makes Huge Offer To Rachel Jeantel

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

The star witness for the prosecution in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was offered a full scholarship to any historically black coll...

Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon 'Never Made Fun Of Me'

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel's testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is facing second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, caused a ...

Danielle Cadet

How Rachel Jeantel Helped And Hurt George Zimmerman

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.11.2013 | Black Voices

As witness after witness took to the stand this week in the George Zimmerman trial, each individual put a long-awaited face and name to the tragic sto...

Rachel Jeantel, Star Witness in Trayvon Martin Murder Trial, Cannot Read Her Own Letter -- Now, Whose Fault Is That?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The heartbreaking spectacle of Ms. Jeantel being unable to read her own words in this most public of murder trials -- an admission that could damage the appeal of this critical witness -- brought tears to my eyes.

Martin's Friend Describes Final Phone Call

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- A friend who was on the phone with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin moments before he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman testified that s...

Trayvon Martin's Friend Returns To Stand

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman's defense attorney insisted during several testy exchanges with an important prosecution witness Thursday that ...

Trayvon Martin's Friend Gets Emotional During Testimony

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel, the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night he was shot, testified on Wednesday at George Zimmerman's trial tha...