Tag: Trayvon Martin

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Police Brutality a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

A new study from Rutgers University-Newark has found that police are a leading cause of death among young — especially Black — men in America today. The study, which compiled data on police-involved deaths in the U.S., estimated the risks of being killed in a law enforcement encounter by age,…

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Court Reporters Are Writing Testimonies of Black People Wrong: Study

Testifying while Black already carries heavy difficulties and obstacles. Now, there’s one more – a new study, which will be published in the journal Language next month, has found that court reporters say they have difficulty “understanding Black people” when they speak African American English (AAE). It all started after the…

Shots Fired at Emmett Till's Memorial

Just a month after the Department of Justice reopened the Emmett Till case, a memorial in Mississippi has been vandalized. It stood for a mere 35 days. It’s now pierced with bullets. This is not the first time the sign honoring the 14-year-old boy who was slain for whistling at…

New Documentary Details Power of Trayvon Martin's Legacy

“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” a six-episode unscripted series devoted to the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin and subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, made its world premiere on Monday on the Paramount Network and BET. The series is based on a book Martin’s parents wrote and published together…