trayvon martin case

Rachel Jeantel entered the world’s stage 12 twelve months ago as a key witness in the George Zimmerman trial. Jeantel was
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.
Artist John Zachary Amongst the traditional holy family, Martin sits hunched over in his iconic black hoodie, blood pouring
Zimmerman, who is white and Hispanic, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter on July 13 in Florida after a racially
Through the years, the “Law & Order” franchise has based certain episodes on various current events. Earlier this year the
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?
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.
Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman's unofficial media emissary, is a convicted criminal who recently appeared on The White Voice, a
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The action is expected to add to pressure already on Corey, who has been criticized by legal experts for unsuccessfully prosecuting
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.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) banded together for a second time to announce companion versions of the End Racial Profiling Act of 2013, legislation they had previously pushed in 2011 and that appeared before Congress in 2001, 2004 and 2007 as well.
"Ultimately, Trayvon is one of too many individuals across the country who have been victimized by a perception of criminality
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.
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.
A judge would have to determine whether the law applies in this case. If it does, Zimmerman would be released from liability