Post Tagged with: "Trayvon Martin"


Gabrielle Union Drops 'Black Truth Bombs' We Need to Hear

Gabrielle Union Drops ‘Black Truth Bombs’ We Need to Hear

In her candid memoir and in a new television project, Union continues the dialogue on race in America.

University Security Guard Shoots Himself, Blames Black Man with ‘Short Afro’

University Security Guard Shoots Himself, Blames Black Gunman with ‘Short Afro’

Brent Patrick Ahlers’ lie resulted in 55 officers, four police K-9s and a Minnesota State Patrol aircraft searching for a fictitious Black male.

Nazi, No Middle Ground for Human Rights at DiversityInc

No Middle Ground for Human Rights at DiversityInc

Trump’s statements yesterday drew a line that divides good from evil. There is no moral equivalence. You have a right to know where leadership stands.

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Critics cited the 2012 death of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a neighborhood watchman who claimed he was in fear for his life.

Florida Gov. Signs Bolstered ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida Gov. Signs Bolstered ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The new law shifts the burden of proof in pretrial hearings to prosecutors, rather than defendants, to prove whether force was used lawfully.

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Trayvon Martin to Receive Posthumous Aviation Degree

Florida Memorial University will present the degree to Martin’s parents “in honor of his love for planes and the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot.”

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video, Nandi Cain

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video

“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” Nandi Cain Jr. said after the incident. Meanwhile, the Justice Department calls for less police reform.

Florida Legislature Poised to Bolster ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida Legislature Poised to Bolster ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

“Who will speak for the voiceless victims, silenced by an aggressor who claims he wasn’t an aggressor but is protected by a flawed law?” said Democratic Rep. Bobby Dubose.

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Judgments on the sizes of white and Black men “were consistently biased,” even when the men were the same size, the study’s lead author reported.

Black Former NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Incident, White Shooter Let Go

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office responds to backlash from social media users saying the assailant was released because he is white.

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Vandalized With Bullet Holes

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Vandalized With Bullet Holes

"That marker was just evidence that there are people who are still living in those areas who still hold those ideologies dear to their heart."

Trayvon Martin's Mother Endorses Clinton: 'Vote … Your life depends on it'

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Endorses Clinton: ‘Vote … Your life depends on it’

Martin's mother, along with other Mothers of the Movement, said it is absolutely vital to vote on Election Day.

‘Neighborhood Watchman’ Kills Unarmed 20-Year-Old Black Male

‘Neighborhood Watchman’ Kills Unarmed 20-Year-Old Black Male

While at a party in Raleigh, Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas was shot by a white man who told 911 "frigging Black males" were outside his "frigging house."

Mothers of Black Victims of Violence Lead Movement for Change

Mothers of Black Victims of Violence Lead Movement for Change

The deaths of their children sparked a national debate about police reform and race relations, and they say the conversation must continue for change to occur.

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin Murder Weapon for Auction Again

Proceeds from the disturbing auction will “fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy's (sic) persecution career and Hillary Clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric,” the listing reads.

Beyonce Super Bowl

Law Enforcement Calls for Beyoncè Boycott

Police unions tell members to refrain from security roles at Beyoncè’s upcoming concerts following her Super Bowl performance and subsequent video supportive of the Black Panthers and #BlackLivesMatter; Louis Farrakhan offers protection.

Police-Related Death of Corey Jones: Community Wants Transparency

A Black man waiting for his car to be towed in Palm Beach County was killed by a cop in plain clothes.

Police Chief Out After Calling Black Lives Matter ‘Terrorist Group’

Facebook rant comes back to bite a bigot, demonstrating how freedom of speech isn't freedom from repercussions.

Eric Garner’s Daughter: ‘He Was Crying Out to Get Back Home to Us’

During a church service on Sunday Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica, said his repeated cry of ‘I can’t breathe’ was with his family in mind.

George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Avoids Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin’s Death

George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin after ignoring a police dispatcher’s orders. But the Department of Justice announced Tuesday that there is not enough evidence to support charges that he violated Martin’s civil rights.

Geraldo Rivera Says Hip-Hop More Damaging to Blacks, Latinos than Racism

Geraldo Rivera continues his criticism of hip-hop culture and inner-city Black and Latino youth during recent interview.

#BlackLivesMatter Takes Center Stage at Grammys

Several artists call attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement during the 57th Grammy Awards.

George Zimmerman Arrested Again

George Zimmerman Arrested Again

In the third domestic-violence incident since he was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman is accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

Wearing a hoodie could soon be a crime

Wearing a Hoodie Could Soon Be a Crime

If a current state senate bill passes, wearing a hoodie in public could cost you a $500 fine in one state.