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Treyvon Martin

Another Interpretation of Mark Cuban's "Racist" Comment

Chloé Simone Valdary | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices
Chloé Simone Valdary

There are many who commit crime in America who often appear a certain way -- hooded or tattooed. This isn't to say that all who dress or look this way are necessarily criminals. But the association is understandable.

Considering Hope

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

"Trayvon Martin could have been me," the President said. His presence offered us a rare, engaged commitment to what our nation is all about.

Lessons From Trayvon

DeAngelo Bester | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
DeAngelo Bester

After several days of action, strategizing and more action, we had the opportunity to take a step back and reflect. There are several key lessons we took from this tragedy that strengthen our commitment to advancing racial justice.

Counting Our Blessings in 2013: What Will You Do With Yours?

Verneda White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Verneda White

With gratitude for the time that has passed, I cannot help but ponder over what is most important as we enter into the New Year, and therefore a new c...

Don't Ignore the Evidence: Stand Your Ground Is Bad for Florida

David Hemenway, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Miami
David Hemenway, Ph.D.

Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.

I Am White

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Pedro C. Moreno

I would rather call myself an American. But if you press me, if you really want me to adopt a label, for the sake of equality and freedom I will tell you: I am white.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Why do Hispanics deny that George Zimmerman is Hispanic?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

No Latinos deny that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian, and the reason we're joining African-American leaders in vilifying him is because he killed Trayvon Martin, a story of racial profiling gone horribly wrong that our respective communities know far too well.

'Stand Your Ground' Gave Trayvon Martin the Right to Defend Himself Against His Attacker

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

Why do most people seem to be framing this issue around whether Zimmerman had a right to defend himself? Given the fact that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, the discussion should really be about Trayvon's right to stand his ground.

Students Rally Nationwide For Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

College students across the country are gathering for rallies and marches demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old w...