All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Trayvon Martin’

George Zimmerman Was NOT Shot in the Face Today

George Zimmerman was shot in the face today following a road rage altercation in Florida… At least that’s that you would be telling your friends if you did not stop to read beyond the headlines posted on Facebook. Social media grabbed the George Zimmerman news with unmitigated glee today. Like a modern-day game of Telephone, the news that the man …

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Jesse Williams: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Actor Sums Up Baltimore Riots Via Twitter

Jesse Williams, probably best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy, has long been outspoken about racism in the U.S. He spoke out eloquently when Trayvon Martin was killed and again when the Ferguson riots erupted as a result of the death of Michael Brown. Now Jesse Williams is sharing his thoughts on racism again–this time, …

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Trayvon Martin: Mom Says Whites Don’t Get It; ‘We Have a Right To Be Safe’

Trayvon Martin was not the first black youth to be held as an example of lack of justice for violence against blacks. And he certainly was not the last. Trayvon Martin’s killer was “on patrol” for a neighborhood watch program. The recent events in Ferguson surrounding the death of Michael Brown, as well as the events in New York regarding …

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George Zimmerman Reportedly Threatens to Kill Again

“Do you know who I am?!” This seemingly existential question has popped off the lips of far too many people who thought that their fame — or infamy — should precede them, preventing their needing to deal with lower life forms. Less than a week ago, those words were reportedly uttered by Sarah Palin in the middle of a drunken …

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Trayvon Martin Slur Leads To Woman’s Arrest

Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old Florida boy who was shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watch member for looking suspicious, has become a name associated with injustice and racism. Almost a year to the day that the shooter, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of the killing, an Arkansas woman was arrested for threatening two young boys in the name of …

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George Zimmerman: One Year of Fans and Foes

It was one year ago that George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin. It was a case and a verdict that polarized a nation, perhaps more than any since the O.J. Simpson trial. Recently, a Quora discussion asked the question: What one person’s death would have the greatest impact on the world today? Many responded with the …

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George Zimmerman Lawsuit Tossed Out

George Zimmerman, the man who pursued and fatally shot Trayvon Martin, has been trying to get a payday from NBC. Zimmerman sued NBC for the way the network edited the text of his 911 call the night he encountered Travon Martin. Zimmerman alleged that NBC’s selective editing of the call made him look like a racist in the eyes of …

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Trayvon Martin Street Art Memorial By Matthew Hincman Is A Hidden Treasure Of Boston

A street artist in Boston has constructed his own small memorial to Trayvon Martin. Since the death of Martin over two years ago, America has still remained shaken, and many in the world are finding their own, sometimes small ways, of dealing. You could say the artist, Matthew Hincman, is adding a small word to the massive conversation that happened …

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Trayvon Martin: Friend Keeps Commitment to Late Teen

Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman back in 2012, and his good friend Rachel Jeantel spent the last moments of the teen’s life with him–on his cell phone–following the incident. On Friday Jeantel fulfilled a promise she made to Trayvon Martin before he died–she graduated from high school. Trayvon’s mother was there for the ceremony. There’s more to simply …

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Rachel Jeantel Graduates High School

Rachel Jeantel may be best known for her testimony at the trial of George Zimmerman, but Friday she was known as something else: a high school graduate. The graduation not only included Jeantel’s family, but Trayvon Martin’s mother as well. In an interview with Yahoo News, Jeantel explained that “her coming is like having Trayvon there saying, ‘You did it. …

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Kobe Bryant In Hot Water For Trayvon Martin Comments

Los Angeles Laker shooting guard and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant is receiving tons of backlash today for an interview he gave to the New Yorker recently. Bryant was bothered that so many black people, including those in the NBA, stuck up for Trayvon Martin right after George Zimmerman was accused of gunning him down without cause. Bryant said …

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Trayvon Martin’s Death Encourages “Stand Your Ground” Protest

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law is facing more protests and backlash than ever as the two year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death passes. Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, recently spoke with CBS about her views on this controversial law. “We don’t have to have a law in place that says, ‘I need to shoot and kill someone and then ask questions …

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