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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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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…

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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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