Trayvon Martin to Flint: Progressive Black organizations’ messages at Essence

NEW ORLEANS – Some of the largest events in the Black community over the past decade were highlighted at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture. Black organizations like the Trayvon Martin Foundation and Black Millenials 4 Flint represented at booths in the festival’s convention center. “We’re here at the Essence Festival to support our brand […]

Parents of Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin thank tennis star Naomi Osaka (video)

Tennis star Naomi Osaka was nearly brought to tears when she learned that the parents of Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery produced a video thanking her for representing their children during the U.S. Open grand slam tournament. Osaka has been wearing black face masks bearing the names of unarmed Black men and women who have […]

George Zimmerman compares himself to Trayvon Martin in explanation of lawsuit

In an apparent effort to galvanize sympathizers to his cause and the $100 million lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s parents, George Zimmerman compared himself with the dead teen, starting with the fact that he’s a minority as well. Zimmerman penned a long letter entitled “We are all George Zimmerman now” that his attorney, Larry Klayman, shared […]

George Zimmerman files $100M lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s parents

George Zimmerman, the infamous neighborhood watchman who pursued and gunned down Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012, has filed a lawsuit against the dead teen’s parents and their family attorney for alleged fraud and defamation. Zimmerman’s attorney, Larry Klayman, announced in a statement that they will hold a news conference at a theater in […]

George Zimmerman files $100M lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s parents

George Zimmerman, the infamous neighborhood watchman who pursued and took the life of young Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012, has filed a lawsuit against the teen’s parents and their family attorney for alleged fraud and defamation. Zimmerman’s attorney, Larry Klayman, announced in a statement that they will hold a news conference at a […]

Trayvon Martin’s mom to run for local office

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen who was shot dead in Florida in 2012, announced that she is running for local office in Miami. Fulton, who is running for the post of Miami-Dade County Commissioner, made the announcement in front of a small crowd at the Miami Gardens shopping plaza […]

Jay-Z gives moving speech about Trayvon Martin at rally

Jay-Z has been a major voice in the entertainment industry when it comes civil rights issues and Black empowerment, and this weekend the megastar mogul shared some powerful words in honor of the late Trayvon Martin as he honored his memory, as well as others who have been lost to gun violence and police brutality. […]

Nelly: Hip-Hop joins the new revolution in Ferguson

I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do […]

Trayvon Martin’s mother writes powerful letter to family of Michael Brown

Sybrina Fulton is a mother whose pain and grief was displayed to all America when George Zimmerman murdered her son, Trayvon Martin. Now she is reaching out to the family of Michael Brown with a heartfelt letter that was published in Time magazine.  It can be found in its entirety at the previous link.  Below, […]

Al Sharpton surprised with Icon Award at Essence

The Rev. Al Sharpton was honored on Sunday, July 6 during the Essence Festival with the Icon Award. Rev. Sharpton was surprised in front of a packed house at the Superdome in New Orleans with the award acknowledging his service as one of America’s greatest civil rights heroes. The Icon Award was presented during a touching tribute […]

Sybrina Fulton, Lucia McBath, Christy Tucker Sims honored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Sybrina Fulton, Lucia McBath and Christy Tucker Sims each have a story to tell. These beautiful black women have made national headlines, not of their own doing, but by their circumstances. The cruelly tragic deaths of Fulton and McBath’s teen sons, Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, respectively, in Florida who were guilty of nothing, brought […]

Trayvon Martin’s parents offer words of support to Jordan Davis’ family

On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, as Jordan Davis’ parents sat in the Duval County, Fla. courtroom awaiting the verdict in the trial of Michael Dunn, the man accused of murdering their teenaged son in broad daylight for playing loud music, the parents of Trayvon Martin offered words of blessing and prayers. They confirmed no matter […]

George Zimmerman backs out of boxing match when The Game steps up

The Game could already envision himself peeling back George Zimmeran’s scalp. But it looks like the menacing West Coast rapper won’t get the chance to dislodge the gun-toting watch captain from his limbs. Thursday it was announced that Trayvon Martin’s “murderer” George Zimmerman was willing to fight anyone, including a black man, in a “celebrity” […]

Trayvon Martin’s parents releasing book on son, Zimmerman and more

Trayvon Martin’s parents are reportedly planning to release a book about their son, his death, his shooter’s trial and more. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin met with publishing executives to discuss a book chronicling their journey since Trayvon’s death in February 2012, the New York Times reports. One executive suggested that faith could be a […]

Atlanta high school football star suspended a year for hugging teacher

A Georgia high school football star, a senior with a full college scholarship, has been suspended for one year and subsequently won’t graduate on time as punishment for hugging a teacher in November. Sam McNair, 17, was suspended from Duluth High School in suburban Atlanta when a school hearing officer decided that he was in […]

George Zimmerman’s wife has to ‘think about’ staying married to him

George Zimmerman’s wife doesn’t know if she wants to stay married to him. Shellie Zimmerman told “Good Morning America” that she has to “think about” whether or not they can move forward together after a nightmarish 18 months. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying about the couple’s finances during a […]

Celebrities and their sons join ‘EBONY’ magazine for ‘We Are Trayvon’ cover series

The September 2013 issue of “Ebony” magazine, as it hits stands today, may very well ruffle some feathers. The social media campaign #justicefortrayvon, which was started during the heartbreaking Zimmerman Trial, is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. From nationwide protests to President Obama himself addressing the verdict, to the following cover campaign, supporters […]

Trayvon Martin’s hoodie to possibly be donated to Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s director has expressed interest in exhibiting Trayvon Martin’s hoodie in The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. “They’ve heard of it, but it’s probably a little premature, given the fact that, you know, we just came out of a trial, and we have a hold by the Department of Justice on […]

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