All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Trayvon Martin’

George Zimmerman Retweets Photo of Trayvon Martin’s Body on Twitter, Why Isn’t He Banned?

George Zimmerman should be banned from Twitter. That’s a sentiment shared by many in recent days after the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin three years ago in Florida, retweeted a photo of the teen’s body. George Zimmerman posted a photo of Trayvon Martin's dead body http://t.co/FRTEJwWGD2 pic.twitter.com/wR62bUhSyD — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) September 29, 2015 The photo of …

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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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George Zimmerman’s Parents Sue Roseanne Barr for Endangering Their Lives

Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman, the parents of George Zimmerman, have filed a lawsuit against Roseanne Barr for posting the address to their home on Twitter in 2012. Barr posted the address after it appeared that Zimmerman wasn’t going to be arrested in the slaying of Trayvon Martin and wanted to let people know where Zimmerman was staying. While …

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George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At Gun Show

A simple Google search of Zimmerman and it seems like no action of his ever goes unreported. Recent headlines include an announced but later cancelled boxing match with rapper DMX to assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. In case you’ve forgotten, George Zimmerman is the 31-year-old American originally known for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin on February 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Once …

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Rick Ross Explains His Trayvon Martin Lyrics on ‘Mastermind’

Rappers rarely go through their entire careers without creating some controversy with their lyrics. Some do it more than others. Last year, Florida born rapper Rick Ross collaborated with rapper Rocko on a song called “U.O.E.N.O.” The lyrics on the song reads, “Put Molly all in her champagne/She ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/She ain’t …

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George Zimmerman Sits Down In First TV Interview

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was found innocent of murdering 17 year old Trayvon Martin, sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Monday, on the network’s morning show New Day, and he discussed a slew of topics, including his life after the trial and what his future plans will be. Although Zimmerman initially believed that his life would go …

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Jamie Foxx Marks 2 Years Since Trayvon Martin Death

Actor Jamie Foxx joined hundreds of demonstrators this weekend in Miami Gardens, Florida, for a rally commemorating the two year anniversary of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death. Martin was gunned down and killed by then neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Martin’s parents led the rally on Saturday, calling for peace. Jamie Foxx challenged young people everywhere to be among the solutions …

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Trayvon Martin is Added to Church’s Nativity Scene

A church out of California has stirred the pot with their controversial Nativity scene. The Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church includes Joseph and Mary, but Jesus is nowhere to be found. Instead of including Jesus in the scene, the artist that designed the scene decided to use a bleeding Trayvon Martin. Many people are furious with the altered …

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Trayvon Martin Depicted In Church Nativity Scene

One church in California has decided to forgo the classic nativity scene this holiday season and turned it into a controversial piece of art instead. Claremont United Methodist Church tapped artist John Zachary to turn the manger scene we’re all familiar with into something topical in order to get people talking, and it worked. For several years now, Zachary has …

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Macklemore Recognizes Racial Injustice In Speech

Music duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis wowed the crowd Sunday night at the AMAs when they accepted the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album. The pair’s album, entitled, The Heist, was released on October 9, 2012. Due to their schedule, which included a a stop in Miami during the AMAs, the artists’ accepted their award by satellite. In his now-famous acceptance …

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American Music Awards: Macklemore Speaks Out

The American Music Awards are all about the music, the glamour and the excitement of the event itself–but especially about the awards handed out during the event to top talent. Rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis felt the AMAs worked as a forum for a far more serious topic, too. Macklemore spoke out about racial profiling. “Due to the fact that …

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George Zimmerman Gets Out Of Jail

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, you are probably aware of George Zimmerman. In case you have been living under a rock, the full story can be found here. To give a brief recap, Zimmerman was charged for second degree manslaughter in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and was eventually acquitted of all charges after …

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George Zimmerman Arrested For Domestic Violence

George Zimmerman was arrested earlier today after a domestic incident that has not been disclosed. Zimmerman was arrested earlier this year following another domestic incident involving his ex-wife Shellie, shortly after she filed for divorce. Shellie claimed that Zimmerman showed up at her father’s house with a gun, punched him, and threatened the family. Later, he was also accused of …

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Spike Lee Sued In George Zimmerman Debacle

Spike Lee found himself in some trouble last year when he sent out what he thought was George Zimmerman’s address over Twitter. It was in the fiery aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder, and everyone wanted answers. After Lee took it upon himself to let the world know who the shooter was, he realized he’d tweeted the wrong address. It actually …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Reform “Stand Your Ground”

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the teenager killed by George Zimmerman on February 26th of last year, spoke in front of a Senate panel on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. Her objective was to ask Senate to clarify and reform the wording of the now-controversial “Stand Your Ground” Act. The particular case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman began …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Wants Revisions to ‘SYG’ Laws

Should someone without a weapon be shot in self-defense if another person considers the person’s behavior to be suspicious? Trayvon Martin’s mother (Sybrina Fulton) and the mother of Jordan Russell Davis (Lucia Holman McBath) both lost their sons (each were aged just 17-years-old) because other individuals found their teenage boys to be considered threats. The “stand your ground” laws influenced …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Testifies On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year, testified before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday on the “Stand Your Ground” law. Fulton, along with certain members of the U.S. Senate, hopes to see “Stand Your Ground” laws amended across 22 states. The “Stand Your Ground” law was brought up as a possible …

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Doubts His Innocence

In an interview on the “Today Show” yesterday, Shellie Zimmerman, former wife of George Zimmerman, stated that “I think anyone would doubt that innocence because I don’t know the person that I’ve been married to… I have doubts, but I also believe the evidence.” Shellie, who had stood by George during his entire trial, has recently come forth with her …

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George Zimmerman Taken Into Custody After Incident With Gun

“I don’t know what he’s capable of,” Shellie Zimmerman said of husband George Zimmerman in a 911 call on Monday. “I’m really scared.” George Zimmerman found himself in headlines again after police responded to a call at his Lake Mary, Florida home after a report of assault and making threats with a firearm. Shellie filed for divorce last week. Reports …

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