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Trayvon Martin Case

Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Dear Rachel: It's Not Your Fault

Clutch | Evette Dionne | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices

Rachel Jeantel entered the world’s stage 12 twelve months ago as a key witness in the George Zimmerman trial. Jeantel was the last person to convers...

Yes, It Is About Race

Lisa Bloom | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime
Lisa Bloom

We're in the midst of a series of high-profile trials of white Americans who fatally shot unarmed African Americans, which we are constantly told are not about race. Not only is this a losing strategy for the prosecution, but it's dishonest.

Why A Bleeding Trayvon Martin Is In This Nativity Display

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Trayvon Martin hasn't been forgotten at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, Cali.-- in fact, he appears front and center in their Nativity...

Holder Promises Decision Soon In Zimmerman Case

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will soon announce a decision on whether to file civil rights charges aga...

Medical Examiner In George Zimmerman Case Fired

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. — An attorney for the medical examiner in the George Zimmerman case whose testimony was challenged by defense attorneys says his c...

Zimmerman Asks State To Pay Legal Fees After Acquittal

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | Black Voices

Aug 26 (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, whose acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin sparked protests across the United Sta...

NAACP Continues Pursuit In George Zimmerman Case

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Just...

'Law & Order: SVU' To Air Trayvon Martin-Inspired Episode

Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

Through the years, the “Law & Order” franchise has based certain episodes on various current events. Earlier this year the television drama aired ...

LISTEN: Where the Dream Defenders Came From

Ben Wikler | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Ben Wikler

They're being recognized as the next generation of civil rights leaders. But rewind a month, and almost nobody had heard of them. So who are they, and where did they come from?

A Father's Kiss

Khary Lazarre-White | Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices
Khary Lazarre-White

Imagine if the images of black boys that we were inundated with were not those of threats, but those of gentle children. Imagine if young black boys, instead of being told in urban communities to act like men, were supported to be what they are, children and boys.

Meet George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender

Mother Jones | Posted 08.08.2013 | Black Voices

Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman's unofficial media emissary, is a convicted criminal who recently appeared on The White Voice, a virulently racist podcast....

Race Undercover: The Matter of Bias in the Zimmerman Trial

Devon Carbado | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Devon Carbado

Two weeks after George Zimmerman's trial in the death of Trayvon Martin ended in acquittal, Juror B29, the only woman of color identified as Maddy, says George Zimmerman got away with murder, while Juror B37, a white woman, believes he did nothing wrong. Both agree that race played no role in the case. Doesn't this settle the issue of whether race was involved in this case?

Denial in the Aftermath of the Zimmerman Verdict

Uloop | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Uloop

Trayvon was more than just a kid who was shot by a neighborhood watch man. For African Americans, his death was yet another reminder of this country's dreadful past: the killing of unarmed black males by a person who does not visibly appear black.

Media Need Not Look Far to Explain Reasons for Racial Angst

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

We in the news media have spent much of the past few weeks examining every nook and cranny in this country, looking for clues about how we have come to this point of racial angst. The only place we have yet to look is inward. And it's time.

We Are Not All Trayvon Martin

Susan Henking | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Susan Henking

I am gratified that this is a time in this country when a young white woman can express public outrage at the killing of a young black man. And yet, we are most definitely not all Trayvon Martin.

Visions of Stars -- The Other Blacks With Power

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In light of this very somber weekend with the decision regarding Trayvon Martin, I didn't know if it would be a good idea to release a story about the highlight of my trip to Miami to cover the American Black Film Festival.

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...

A Mother's Love

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

Sybrina lost her son, Trayvon Martin, to a senseless act of violence. She watched the media create a caricature of her son as a thug, and burden him with assumptions about what it means to be a young black teen. And, after a long and painful trial, she saw Trayvon's killer go free.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Racial Profiling Bill Looks For Boost From Trayvon Martin Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to seize on the renewed national debate over race and discrimination following the trial of George Zimmerman, two Democratic lawm...

YouTube and the Anonymity of #Hate

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.29.2013 | Technology
Sandi Bachom

Internet trolls reply to certain trends with bile in total anonymity with 2 followers and an Avatar with no photo. But YouTube commenters are more sinister and frightening. It is the temperature of the country.

Beware of Fatal Distraction

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.28.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

It's simply amazing how many on the right who never cared about 'Black issues,' or the fact that our youth are facing unequal access to education, jobs, housing and higher rates of incarceration, now suddenly want to act as if they are so concerned about what's going on with us.

David Lohr

Zimmerman's Brother: Civil Lawsuit 'Might Not Be Very Flattering' To Martin's Family

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Crime

If Trayvon Martin's family decides to file a wrongful-death suit against George Zimmerman, they could be opening a Pandora's box, according to Zimmerm...

Legalized Execution

Shan Wells | Posted 09.24.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Sabrina Siddiqui

Trayvon Martin Tragedy Sparks Congressional Call For Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emotions ran high at the inaugural meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys on Wednesday, as participants discussed way...