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Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA

Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, is calling for the Feds to investigate the “suicide” of Victor White, saying the explanation by the Louisiana authorities “fundamentally defies all logic.”

Black America’s tragic challenge: How do you explain racism to your son?

The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown force black parents to teach their children simply how to stay alive

When can you legally use a gun against an unarmed person?

Legally, it doesn't matter that both Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin were "unarmed" when shot to death.

Your Paranoia Is Not Their Crime

A little over a year ago, in a Facebook status about Trayvon Martin, I wrote "Your paranoia is not their crime." I was reminded again of what I had written when I heard conservative commentator Ben Stein say Michael Brown "was armedShow More Summary

Meeting Of Sadness: Mike Brown, Sean Bell, And Trayvon Martin Mother’s All Meet For First Time [Video]

Three mothers who lost their sons in shootings that caused a national uproar bond together and speak out. They are: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012; Valerie Bell, mother

Can This Democrat Win on a No More "Trayvon Martin Tragedies" Platform?

Wilcox for Congress Could the 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin prove a deciding factor in an Arizona Democratic congressional primary? Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox certainly hopes so. Seeking to gain an edge over her rival, ex-state Rep. Show More Summary

The mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell come together for CNN interview

In an emotional showing of camaraderie, the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell came together for one interview with CNN's Don Lemon.The mothers have one tragic thing in common -- each of their sons were gunned down in circumstances that lead to public outrage and a national outcry for reform in our justice system. Show More Summary

#Ferguson. Missouri. America. Where Do We Go From Here?

I did not want to come Ferguson. I avoided it for two weeks, from the moment I heard the news of Michael Brown's horrific death. I had been down this road many times before. Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Yusuf Hawkins, Michael Griffith and other Black males killed either by a police department or White male or mob. Show More Summary

Trayvon Martin parents to join rally for slain Missouri teen

By Nick Carey and Edward McAllister ST LOUIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in a St Louis park on Sunday for a rally against police violence that is expected to bring together the family of Michael Brown, killed by an officer in Missouri this month, and the parents of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager shot dead in 2012. Show More Summary

Trayvon’s Father & Mike Brown’s Parents to Hold “Peace Fest” Sunday in St. Louis

Trayvon Martin’s father and Michael Brown’s family will hold a “Peace Fest” today in Forest Park in St. Louis. (Blaze) The Peace Fest is scheduled from 8 AM until 8 PM. Today’s high is expected to reach 98° in St. … Continue reading...

Teacher disciplined after Brown, Martin lesson

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An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-graders reenact? the deadly shootings of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin

Alabama teacher allegedly told students to re-enact the killings of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin

The teacher told white students to play the police officer and black students to play the roles of Brown and Martin

$145k and counting! Racists rush to support GoFundMe campaign for cop who shot Michael Brown

As we learned from the death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot by vigilante George Zimmerman, there are two things that will surely happen after the shooting of an unarmed black teen, whether by law enforcement or a neighborhood watch weirdo. Show More Summary

How people on Twitter reacted to Trayvon Martin and Ferguson in one chart

The Pew Research Center has a fascinating write-up about how the media have picked up on the Michael Brown shooting and the situation in Ferguson. One of the most interesting graphics in its report compares how people on Twitter responded to Ferguson versus how they reacted to the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012. As you can […]

How people on Twitter reacted to Trayvon Martin and Ferguson in one chart

The Pew Research Center has a fascinating write-up about how the media have picked up on the Michael Brown shooting and the situation in Ferguson. One of the most interesting graphics in its report compares how people on Twitter responded to Ferguson versus how they reacted to the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012. As you can […]

Protestors Interrupt Anderson Cooper’s Interview with Trayvon Martin’s Mother

During his coverage from Ferguson, MO last night, Anderson Cooper interviewed Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was gunned down by George Zimmerman in 2012. Midway through the interview, Cooper turned to protesters nearby who’d been shouting at him: “I’m actually talking to Trayvon Martin’s mother right now. Show More Summary

What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police

A Tumblr quote floated over to me about around the time of Trayvon Martin's murder, from a Jonathan Lethem book that I've never read (The Fortress of Solitude). At this point, I don't really need to read it, because it's already asked me the most important question I've heard in a long time: "At what age is a black boy when he learns he's scary?" Read more...

Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.

“The Politics Of Respectability”

by Dish Staff Coates beyond tired of the continual “transmutation of black protest into moral hectoring of black people”: Don Imus profanely insults a group of black women. But the real problem is gangsta rap. Trayvon Martin is killed. This becomes a conversation about how black men are bad fathers. Jonathan Martin is bullied mercilessly. […]

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