Topic: Trayvon Martin

Here’s Hoping Collective Outrage Will Work To Cancel CNN’s Upcoming Zimmerman Interview

Here's Hoping Collective Outrage Will Work To Cancel CNN's Upcoming Zimmerman Interview

CNN plans to run an interview with George Zimmerman next week, and many, many people are not happy about it. Zimmerman talked to CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview the station plans to air on Tuesday. In the preview video, Cuomo explains they talk about “the shooting, the trial and life after the acquittal.” A young boy is dead, his murderer walks free and now gets to reminisce about his luck on CNN? No thanks. I’ll pass. More »

Trayvon Would’ve Turned 19 Today And The Monster Who Killed Him Is A ‘Celebrity’

Trayvon Would've Turned 19 Today And The Monster Who Killed Him Is A 'Celebrity'

Martin isn’t turning 19 today because Zimmerman was a racist with a gun. He walks free because the State of Florida has proven that they are a-ok with racial profiling and vigilantism. And I didn’t want this piece to be about George Zimmerman – but since Trayvon is gone, the only gift I have is to let his parents know

I believed you. I always believed you. Your son was murdered and his murderer walks free. I am so sorry. More »

I’m Terrified Of Raising My Black Son In This World

I'm Terrified Of Raising My Black Son In This World

I have a black son that I am raising in a state that thinks his life isn’t worth shit. I have friends so used to this type of news that they weren’t even surprised by the verdict. I don’t want my friends to live in a world like this, I don’t want my husband to live in a world like this, and I damn sure don’t want my kids to. I have no idea what to do about any of this. The only thing I’ve been able to do so far is open my mouth and say,

This is wrong.

This is racist.

This is fucked up. More »

Mystery Lady Speaks Of Zimmerman’s ‘Racist Ideologies’ Long Before The Media

Mystery Lady Speaks Of Zimmerman's 'Racist Ideologies' Long Before The Media

Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who announced George Zimmerman‘s second degree murder charges, released some documents and new details in the death of young Trayvon Martin. The 184-page gallery contains redacted documents in which you too reader can discern just how shoddy a job the Sanford police department actually did. Other reports back up Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense as he perhaps suffered a broken nose and a bloody head. Other witnesses claim that they saw the 17-year-old on top of Zimmerman, attacking him in a “mixed martial arts style.” But among The New York Times‘ reporting is a small tidbit about a mystery woman who tipped the police off about Zimmerman’s racist disposition — and long before his name became nationally synonymous with racism. More »

Trayvon Martin’s Dad Addresses That Media Bias And Rightly Wags A Finger At The Police

Trayvon Martin's Dad Addresses That Media Bias And Rightly Wags A Finger At The Police

On the Today show this morning, we heard from Trayvon Martin‘s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, for the first time since the announcement of George Zimmerman‘s second degree murder charges. Sybrina didn’t seem at all shy in stating that she thinks that her son’s death was an accident. But in response to the speculation that Zimmerman is being tried in the court of public opinion, Martin wagged a very firm finger at the police who fumbled the original investigation. More »