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Black Masculinity, Personal Loss and the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin

Black Masculinity, Personal Loss and the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin

by Akiba Solomon on March 29 2012, 9:36AM

It is sad how this country continues to sweat black men. And in the past month, the one thing I can’t shake is a deep fear and dread for the black men in my own life.

Topics: Gender, Trayvon Martin

Some Ask if Trayvon's Shooter Was Protected by Father, a Retired Judge

Some Ask if Trayvon’s Shooter Was Protected by Father, a Retired Judge

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 9:55AM

The lead investigator in the Trayvon Martin case recommended his killer, George Zimmerman, be arrested. But he’s still a free man.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year Infographic

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year

by Hatty Lee on March 28 2012, 9:00AM

For all the talk of hoodies and school suspensions and who punched whom first, one thing stands above the rest in Trayvon Martin’s death: There was a gun involved, and that’s a terribly common feature in the deaths of young black men.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s Family Files Papers to Trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 3:26PM

Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton filed applications last week with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark two slogans associated with the 17-year-old: “I Am Trayvon,” and “Justice for Trayvon.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Howard University Men in Hoodies School You on Racial Profiling [Video]

Howard University Men in Hoodies School You on Racial Profiling [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 1:57PM

The Howard University men that are part of the Howard Students For Justice group created the video above that asks viewers to check their biases.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

You Got a Problem? Well, Now You Do

You Got a Problem? Well, Now You Do

by Kai Wright on March 27 2012, 10:11AM

Trayvon Martin was just 17, and maybe he hadn’t yet put together his strategy for dealing with life as the object of America’s nightmares. So he improvised and got killed. But he had it coming; he was born black and male in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Kai Wright, Trayvon Martin

'My First Thought Was, Run!' Share Your I Could Be Trayvon Story

‘My First Thought Was, Run!’ Share Your I Could Be Trayvon Story

by Dom Apollon on March 26 2012, 9:50AM

Trayvon Martin’s story triggered horrific memories for many black men in particular. Dom Apollon was moved to share his own frightening experience with being considered threatening, and created a Tumblr inviting others to do the same.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

What Does Real Justice For Trayvon Martin Look Like?

What Does Real Justice For Trayvon Martin Look Like?

by Channing Kennedy on March 26 2012, 8:51AM

Colorlines.com readers come together to discuss the path forward from the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, and the long history that brought us here.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism

Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism

by Jamilah King on March 20 2012, 10:33AM

A historian’s new look at the legacy of lynching, and its enduring relevance today.

Topics: Criminal Justice, History, Trayvon Martin