Source: Dominique Hobdy / Essence Today would have been slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. To commemorate, his mother mother SybrinaFulton tweeted a moving image of her son featuring his unforgettable face blending in with the American flag with the words “Happy 19th Birthday Trayvon.” To read this article in its entirety visit Essence.
Roland Martin talks with the TJMS about Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the late Trayvon Martin, and Lucia Holman McBath, the mother of the late Jordan Davis, and their fight to have stand your ground laws amended.
Source: Mike Schneider / AP / ABC News George Zimmerman’s wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband’s arrest and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. Shellie Zimmerman had been charged with felony perjury after she lied about the couple’s […]
Source: Gilma Avalos, NBC South Florida / theGrio NBC South Florida – “My name is Sybrina Fulton. I’m Trayvon Martin’s mother,” starts the song “Joy Comes in the Morning.” Those words are spoken by Fulton as the chorus kicks in for the single, which debuted on South Florida radio station Hot 105 on Tuesday. Fulton, sitting […]
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has launched a chilling new online ad reenacting the night of Travyon Martin’s death, in an effort to stop Stand Your Ground laws nationwide. We’ll discuss the ad and Stand Your Ground with its makers.
Source: Benjamin Crump / theGrio OPINION — In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Ben Crump, one of the attorneys representing the parents of Trayvon Martin, issued a political call to action. The op-ed is excerpted below: As I travel the country, many people tell me they wish they had been on the jury in […]
Source: Chris Hays / Orlando Sentinel TALLAHASSEE — Trayvon Martin’s father has been named honorary captain of the FAMU football team after delivering an inspirational speech to the team Sunday. Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes said Tracy Martin, whose son’s shooting death in Sanford drew national attention, called him recently and the coach invited the […]
Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite In response to criticism over its decision to run four different covers honoring the late Trayvon Martin this September, Ebony magazine has hit back with a bit of mockery. Promoting its cover article on the Martin story while explicitly calling for a repeal of controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws,Ebony‘s four covers feature famous black families (including NBA star Dwyane […]
Source: Ebony It’s hard to believe that it was only 18 months ago that we lost Trayvon Martin. In the explosive time since that fateful night, February 26, 2012, generations of Black America have come to terms with the fact that we live in a country that often eats its young—our young. To be 17, Black […]