Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

I left my job over a computer-desktop hoodie

By Brenda Howard A year and a half ago, a news story exploded out of Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, an armed, 28-year-old man of mixed white and Hispanic ancestry, followed and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The tragic … Continue reading

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Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor’s Home

By Brentin Mock The youth organizers of the Dream Defenders civil rights collective stood their ground and slept on the grounds of the Florida state capitol building for a full month in response to the “not guilty” verdict for George … Continue reading

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Woman who assaulted singer performing Trayvon Martin tribute charged

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Having a friend of a different race

By Clarence Page Nonwhite Americans are much more likely than white Americans to have a friend of a different race, a new poll finds. The poll released by Reuters/Ipsos on Thursday found that about 40 percent of white Americans say they … Continue reading

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Young, black and shot in the head

By Kate Selker A few months before he was shot in the head, Marshall Coulter passed me in the hallway. “Ms. Selker! Remember how otters hold hands when they sleep?” Of course I did. I was the one who had … Continue reading

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Angela Davis – Trayvon Martin and Violence in America

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The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

By Brentin Mock For four weeks now, the youth justice alliance called the Dream Defenders in Florida have peacefully held the state capitol building captive, pushing for reforms to laws that criminalize youth of color. Today, they unveiled “Trayvon’s Law,” … Continue reading

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Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll

By Lindsay Dunsmuir About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. The figures highlight how segregated the United States remains in … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Lawyers Say Florida’s Law Enforcement Threw Away George Zimmerman’s Case

By Steven Rosenfeld Florida law enforcement, from the local police to the special prosecutor overseeing the Trayvon Martin case, did not want to see George Zimmerman convicted of murder and deliberately threw away the case, allowing their prosecution to crumble. … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman’s Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

By Mariah Blake In April 2012, two days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he huddled with a fellow neighborhood watch volunteer, Frank Taaffe. According to Taaffe, who disclosed the meeting on Fox … Continue reading

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