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Pasadena Leaders Say They Have Their Own Trayvon, Rally at City Hall

Pasadena Leaders Say They Have Their Own Trayvon, Rally at City Hall

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 10:28AM

More than 100 demonstrators rallied in front of the steps of city hall on Tuesday in support of justice for an unarmed teen that was killed by Pasadena Police on March 24th.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Does George Zimmerman's Ethnicity Matter?

Does George Zimmerman’s Ethnicity Matter?

by Mónica Novoa on April 11 2012, 9:36AM

Zimmerman’s seemingly mixed identity has sparked a critical, if difficult dialogue about the entrenched nature of institutional racism. Monica Novoa talks to South L.A. organizer Alberto Retana about racism and racial justice among Latinos.

Topics: Trayvon Martin

Could I Be Both Trayvon Martin AND George Zimmerman?

Could I Be Both Trayvon Martin AND George Zimmerman?

by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld on April 11 2012, 9:18AM

Three questions we should all ask ourselves as the messy business of 21st century racial identity becomes a distraction in the public discussion of Trayvon Martin’s killing.

Topics: Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman's Lawyers Lose Contact, Withdraw From Case

George Zimmerman’s Lawyers Lose Contact, Withdraw From Case

by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 4:50PM

Attorney Craig Sonner said Tuesday in a news conference they haven’t heard from George Zimmerman since Sunday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Goes Public, Launches Website to Raise Funds

Zimmerman Goes Public, Launches Website to Raise Funds

by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 10:29AM

George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February, has started a website and is soliciting donations.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

'The Talk' With My White Daughter: Don't Be Like John Derbyshire

‘The Talk’ With My White Daughter: Don’t Be Like John Derbyshire

by Sally Kohn on April 10 2012, 9:57AM

As the country mourns Trayvon Martin, a now-fired conservative pundit drew attention with a letter to his sons about fearing black men. Sally Kohn explains to her own daughter the perils of white privilege, and the pride of creating a true “beloved community.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman's Lawyer Cites 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' in Trayvon Martin Shooting

George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Cites ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ in Trayvon Martin Shooting

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2012, 5:59PM

Hal Uhrig, a lawyer and former Gainesville, Florida, police officer who is representing George Zimmerman made an appearance on CBS’s “This Morning” last week and shared a glimpse of their defense.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Sources Say  Zimmerman Could be Arrested This Week

Sources Say Zimmerman Could be Arrested This Week

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2012, 1:10PM

WFTV.com on Monday reported that two different sources have said Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman could be arrested this week, and that a Grand Jury will not meet on Tuesday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Rapper David Banner Calls for Policy Changes After Trayvon Martin's Death

Rapper David Banner Calls for Policy Changes After Trayvon Martin’s Death

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 11:13AM

BlackEnterprise.com has an interview with hip-hop artist and producer David Banner discussing his frustrations with Trayvon Martin case and the system that’s allowed the man who shot him to still be walking free.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

This Is What Trayvon Solidarity Looks Like

This Is What Trayvon Solidarity Looks Like

by Hatty Lee on April 3 2012, 9:18AM

The tradition of visually memorializing black men killed in disturbing violence has taken on particular resonance in Trayvon Martin’s death. Hatty Lee rounds up images of solidarity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Trayvon Martin

Kai Wright on MSNBC Discussing Character Assassination of Trayvon [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 3:54PM

Colorlines.com’s editorial director Kai Wright was a guest on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” on Sunday to discuss the racial tensions being played out in media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Hashtag Makes Real Life Appearance at Miami Protest… on Man’s Mohawk

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 2:31PM

Mohawk Gaz spray painted a picture of Trayvon Davis on one side of his mohawk and “#Trayvon” on the other side.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon's Parents Accept Geraldo's Hoodie Apology, Still Must Defend Son

Trayvon’s Parents Accept Geraldo’s Hoodie Apology, Still Must Defend Son

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 2:14PM

The apology was reminiscent to an apology made last week by Rivera which apologized for causing offense but not for his initial statements.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin's Mom Gets Close to 70k Twitter Followers in Just 2-Weeks

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Gets Close to 70k Twitter Followers in Just 2-Weeks

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 11:32AM

Call it a sign of the times but Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, has joined Twitter to call attention to her fight to get justice for her son.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Forensic Experts Say Screams on 911 Call Are Not George Zimmerman's

Forensic Experts Say Screams on 911 Call Are Not George Zimmerman’s

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 9:31AM

Two of the nations leading forensic voice identification experts say it was not George Zimmerman who was heard crying for help in the 911 call recordings in the moments before Trayvon Martin was killed.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Shooting Becomes First Story to Surpass Election Coverage in Media

Trayvon Shooting Becomes First Story to Surpass Election Coverage in Media

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 2:44PM

While all three sectors of media were suddenly focused on the same event their focus varied. Blogs had a lot to with the role of race being part of the story.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Spike Lee Tweets Wrong Zimmerman Address; Says Sorry to Elderly Couple Forced to Move

Spike Lee Tweets Wrong Zimmerman Address; Says Sorry to Elderly Couple Forced to Move

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2012, 3:14PM

Spike Lee is doing the right thing. He’s apologizing for retweeting the wrong home address he thought belonged to George Zimmerman.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Oprah Wants to Talk to Zimmerman: 'Justice Needs to be Served'

Oprah Wants to Talk to Zimmerman: ‘Justice Needs to be Served’

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2012, 2:15PM

“It is a tragedy and it is a shame that we’re sitting here 33 days later and there hasn’t been an arrest, or questioning of what actually happened,” Oprah said recently about the Trayvon Martin case.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Despite New Video, Zimmerman's Father Still Blames Trayvon Martin

Despite New Video, Zimmerman’s Father Still Blames Trayvon Martin

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2012, 11:20AM

Police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

As Millions Fight for Trayvon Martin, Kill at Will Laws Flourish

As Millions Fight for Trayvon Martin, Kill at Will Laws Flourish

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2012, 10:37AM

Zimmerman is invoking Florida’s “kill at will” laws. Can the criminal justice system, which has failed communities of color, deliver for Trayvon Martin’s family?

Topics: Trayvon Martin