Tavis Smiley slams President Obama’s Trayvon Martin address

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This past Friday, President Barack Obama gave a deeply personal address about the George Zimmerman verdict and the death of Trayvon Martin. And although many applauded the president for sharing his thoughts on Martin’s death, TV personality Tavis Smiley recently criticized the president, saying he only gave the address because he felt pressured to. “I appreciate and… Read more »

More photos from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Trayvon Martin rally appearance

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    Beyoncé  and Jay-Z attend Trayvon Martin rally with Sybrina Fulton, Al Sharpton As previously reported, Trayvon Martin supporters were shocked to see two superstars attend a recent rally sparked by the National Action Network.  Jay-Z, 43, and Beyoncé, 31, took to New York City’s 100-city vigil Saturday alongside Al Sharpton and Sybrina Fulton. According… Read more »

Trayvon Martin’s parents joined Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN for 100 city ‘Justice for Trayvon’ vigils

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Trayvon Martin‘s father, Tracy Martin, joined the National Action Network’s southeast regional chairman and Florida chapter at the Miami “100-city Justice for Trayvon” vigil. Martin was joined by a crowd of hundreds singing the protest song “We Shall Overcome.” He demanded that George Zimmerman, acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter exactly a week ago, should… Read more »

Beyoncé asks fans to sign Trayvon Martin petition, compares his death to Emmett Till’s

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Beyoncé encourages fans to #ActNow for Trayvon Shortly after President Obama spoke candidly on George Zimmerman’s acquittal, a superstar singer shared her thoughts on her website. Beyoncé, 31, is currently at a Trayvon Martin rally in New York City with her husband Jay-Z. The twosome will join Sybrina Fulton and Al Sharpton for the peaceful protest… Read more »

Beyoncé and Jay-Z attend Trayvon Martin rally

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  Beyoncé  and Jay-Z attend Trayvon Martin rally with Sybrina Fulton, Al Sharpton Beyoncé, 31, is currently at a Trayvon Martin rally in New York City. By her side is her husband Jay-Z as well as her mother Tina Knowles. The Carters are currently alongside Sybrina Fulton and Al Sharpton for the peaceful protest that marks… Read more »

President Obama comments on Zimmerman verdict: ‘Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago’

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Today, President Barack Obama, surprisingly, addressed George Zimmerman’s acquittal during his daily press briefing in the White House briefing room. He praised Circuit Judge Debra Nelson for acting “in a professional manner” in presiding over the case of the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla. And, the “grace and dignity” of… Read more »

Twitter reacts to the parents of Trayvon Martin giving 1st interview since Zimmerman’s acquittal

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Trayvon Martin’s parents gave their first interview since the George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing their son. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin sat down with “CBS This Morning” and discussed their thoughts on the verdict and how they would like the federal government to move forward with an investigation. Click continue to view Twitter reactions… Read more »