Posts tagged "trayvon martin"

The Effective Social Justice Workings Of Black Twitter Is Neither New Nor Accidental

There is this strange misconception that Black folks tend to just stumble into movements, when the truth is that every movement we’ve been a part of, we’ve had a hand

Carol H. Hood | October 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

George Zimmerman Was Nearly Shot In The Face. Nearly.

He got away with a few scratches. …

Robyn Pennacchia | May 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm

George Zimmerman Says It Was “God’s Plan” For Trayvon Martin To Die

Hey! Guess what? George Zimmerman said a bunch of terrible things! I know, I know. It’s shocking. Who would have expected that from a man who killed a teenage boy…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested (Again)

Walking, talking, child-murdering human garbage heap George Zimmerman was arrested (again!) late last night in Lake Mary, Florida, for aggravated assault in a domestic violence case. According to Zimmerman’s attorney,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2015 - 11:12 am

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Writes Open Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: On Unforgettable Blackness

Last week, I found myself grateful for the conviction of Renisha McBride’s murderer, Theodore Wafer. This conviction did not bring back Renisha McBride. It did not atone for the miscarriage…

Aisha N. Davis | August 14, 2014 - 3:21 pm

The George Zimmerman Vs. DMX “Celebrity Boxing Match” Is Wrong On Every Damn Level

Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. Martin, however, is not celebrating that birthday today because he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman nearly two years ago in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 5, 2014 - 12:20 pm

I Refuse To Believe This Painting By George Zimmerman Sold On Ebay For 6 Figures

Refuse! I mean, I believe that the final bid on this ugly piece shit painted by a piece of shit (That’s its unofficial name, “Piece of Shit” by George “Piece…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 22, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning A Book

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the mother and father of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Black teen who was killed by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman last year, are meeting with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 16, 2013 - 3:40 pm

George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Asks Court To Withdraw Domestic Violence Statement

This summer, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Travyon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed Black teenager. Last month, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

George Zimmerman’s “Sources” Claim Girlfriend Is Lying About Pregnancy & Domestic Violence, Because Of Course

“Sources” connected to George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted this summer of murdering unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, say his girlfriend is lying about the circumstances of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

George Zimmerman Is Out Of Jail, Ordered To Give Up His Guns (Finally)

George Zimmerman is a free man (for now). The man who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was released from a Florida jail on a $9,000 bond today after yesterday’s arrest.

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Listen To George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend’s 911 Call

Yesterday, George Zimmerman — the man who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin — was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2013 - 10:20 am

[UPDATE] George Zimmerman Arrested For Domestic Violence

UPDATE, 6p.m.:  Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a “long-barrel shotgun” at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Zimmerman also allegedly broke…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Because Blackface Wasn’t Enough For These Terrible People

Via Gawker, these Quincy, Massachusetts, partiers decided it would be funny and cool to dress up and pose as George Zimmerman shooting a bloodied Trayvon Martin for Halloween. According to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

George Zimmerman In Custody After Pulling Gun On Estranged Wife (Updated)

George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after his estranged wife Shellie called the police to report that he was threatening her and her father with a gun. No charges…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2013 - 3:27 pm

TV Jackpot: “Law & Order: SVU” Makes A Trayvon Martin/Paula Deen Episode

Whoa Nelly, we’re not even sure how this is going to go down, but the baby geniuses behind “Law & Order: SVU” have gone and done it again. After their…

Julie Gerstein | August 22, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Anti-“Stand Your Ground” PSA Reenacts The Night George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin

In what is sure to cause at least some controversy, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released this PSA in protest of the various “Stand Your Gun” laws around…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 20, 2013 - 2:23 pm

How To Help Marissa Alexander, Jailed In Florida For Firing A Warning Shot At Her Abusive Husband

We haven’t forgotten about Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three who fired a warning shot at a wall — not a person — to scare off her abusive husband.

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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