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Teacher's Trayvon Martin Yearbook Tribute Stirs Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Black Voices

A Bay Area teacher stirred controversy after dressing as Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old unarmed boy who was fatally shot by neighborhood watchman Geo...

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.

Standing on Shaky Ground

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.

WATCH: Young Black Men's Raw Emotions Captured The Day After Zimmerman Was Acquitted

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

Two years ago today, an unarmed, black teen named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman. In ...

It's Time We Loved All of Our Children

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

It's time we loved all our children. Of course, it would be better if we loved all our citizens, but loving our children is a good start. It's time to ask ourselves honestly if our cities value their children equally.

Zimmerman-DMX Boxing Match: Happy Birthday Trayvon?

Nsenga Burton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

When I first started seeing articles posted about George Zimmerman's call for a celebrity boxing match, I thought that I was reading one of the many p...

Big Corporations Abandoning Conservative Group That Pushes Changes in State Laws

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Trayvon Martin's Mom Pleads With Congress To Revise 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, made an impassioned plea before a congressional committee Tuesday to amend ...

Halloween Is No Excuse for Hate: Blackface Has No Place

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Simply put: blackface is unacceptable. Just don't do it. For those who say it's not about race, a thought exercise: what if a black man had dressed in "whiteface" as a white murder victim of a black defendant? Yes, you can imagine the FOX-fueled false equivalence hysteria from here.

Enough Already? How George Zimmerman Keeps Resetting His 15 Minutes Of Fame

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

LAKE MARY, Fla. — Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch v...

WATCH: How The Dream Defenders Are Needling Rick Scott

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

In their quest to fight Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, Dream Defenders, the Miami-based protesters, aren't just continuing a 25-day sit-in at Gov....

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.

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.

To What Extent Did Race Play a Role In The Death of Trayvon Martin?

Frederick M. Lawrence | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Frederick M. Lawrence

A key question persists in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal on charges of homicide: To what extent did race play a role in the death of Trayvon Martin?

This Is Not Sodom and Gomorrah. Turn Around.

Danielle Ariano | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Danielle Ariano

This constant whirlwind of coverage and tweeting and posting and sounding off stirs up such an enormous dust cloud that it becomes difficult to stay focused on the actual story. By the time the dust begins to settle, the public is generally on to the next great controversy.

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.

Dream Defenders Making Dreams Come True

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

We have seen these dreamers before; they called themselves Malcolm and Martin, Rosa and Fannie Lou. They step forward to show the way, to give hope and inspire the courage to challenge the status quo. In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, we are seeing these dreamers again.

Pro-Zimmerman Effort Gets Big Result

AP | REGINA GARCIA CANO | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio firearms group has raised more than $12,000 to be spent on guns or a security system for George Zimmerman, the former neighb...

PHOTOS: Stars Still Standing Strong #ForTrayvon

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.25.2013 | Black Voices

While the fallout from the George Zimmerman trail verdict seems to quieting from a roar to a shout, there have been several organizations helping to k...

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...

'I Don't See Race': An Open Dialogue Between Two Scholar-Mothers About the Unintended Consequences of Racial Blindness and the Importance of Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Patricia Leavy, PhD

We came together in the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy to talk honestly about racism because we believe the country is in the midst of a teaching moment. As scholars we believe all people have the potential to be lifelong learners, and as mothers we are concerned about racial inequality in our society.

What Everyone Missed About The Trayvon Martin Case

Upworthy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

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

Beyond a Lunchbox to the Head: President Obama and the Embrace of Trayvon Martin

David Wall Rice | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
David Wall Rice

The president's remarks were important. They were historic. But there is still extension needed to this start of his. There is a mountain to climb regarding the relentless marginalizing of black men and black boys that is cyclical between popular culture, everyday practice and policy.

Race in America: It Starts With a Story, But It Must Not Stop There

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

There is a teaching in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 70a): "If someone comes to kill you, kill him first." Then the Talmud continues: "But if you can prevent his killing you by wounding him rather than killing him, and nevertheless you kill him, you become a murderer."