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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

Jahvaris Fulton, 22, earned his BS in Information Technology

The tragic events that have been rooted in judgment and ignorance have claimed the lives…

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Jordan Davis Assailant, Michael Dunn, Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

The 47-year-old Floridian cited 'Stand Your Ground' but was found responsible.

47-year-old Michael Dunn has been found guilty of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis and will face…

By Kevin L. Clark

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LIVE: Watch Michael Brown’s Funeral As Community Pays Its Respect

Streaming live from Ferguson, Missouri

Michael Brown’s homecoming is today (Aug. 25), as the 18-year-old was shot dead by police…

By Kevin L. Clark

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When Will Police Stop Murdering Unarmed Black Men?

Each of us must take a stand each and every day to make the point that black lives matter

According to the FBI’s most recent accounts of “justifiable homicide,” in the seven years between…

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Perspectives: 10 Candid Thoughts About #PostRacialAmerica

Twitter users weigh in about today's prejudices after Michael Brown shooting

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Aug. 18 about events that transpired in the U.S.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Sybrina Fulton Writes Heartfelt Letter to Michael Brown’s Family

Trayvon Martin's mother tells family their son's life will not be in vain

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wrote a heartfelt letter to the family of slain…

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Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police

We must stand up and protect ourselves

Michael Brown is the latest name added to a list of victims whose lives were…

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Calls Out America

Is unconvinced that America is dedicated to fighting racism

As the media continues to opine over the results of Michael Brown’s autopsy, Sybrina Fulton…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Two Reporters Arrested, Detained In Ferguson, Mo.

Protests after the shooting of Michael Brown met with extreme police response

Two reporters, one Black and one White, were arrested and detained in a McDonald’s located…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Most Heartbreaking #IfIWasGunnedDown Tweets You Should See

Events in Ferguson, Missouri have spawned outrage and trending topic

Things are already becoming a lot worse for people in Ferguson, Missouri, before anything has…

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Michael Brown Shooting: NAACP Issues Statement

Reports say the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in his neighborhood

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer outside an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Most Influential #BlackLifeMatters Tweets You Should See

The latest shootings have the public and activists in an uproar

On the eve of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death at the hands of St. Louis police,…

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George Zimmerman’s New Job? Security At a Gun Store

Trayvon Martin's attacker has authority, a badge and access to firearms

Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, has a new job working as security at a place…

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Trayvon Martin Peace Summit: Kobe Bryant Joins Nipsey Hussle

'The Black Mamba' shares thoughts about injustice

Kobe Bryant, joins Trayvon Martin’s parents and Nipsey Hussle to speak out against gun violence…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Designers Say Hoodie Is Badge of Honor for Techies, Symbols Criminal Intent For Minorities

Clothing representing Silicon Valley wealth doesn’t translate across races

Crewneck tees, Adidas sandals, and hoodies have become the startup uniform in Silicon Valley as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rachel Jeantel Fulfills Promise to Trayvon and Graduates High School

Witness in Martin trial completes high school

Rachel Jeantel, key witness in Trayvon Martin case, graduates high school

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Civil Rights Group Calls on Florida to Retry Michael Dunn, Repeal Stand Your Ground

Hung jury in murder trial of unarmed teen fuels debate over shoot first laws

Many complexities in the latest round of judicial decisions

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The Fight Against ‘Racial Profiling’ and ‘Shopping While Black’ Continues

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains dangerously thin.

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment

Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.

Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie”

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Talk Entrepreneurship

Today's youth need to pursue STEM education, mentoring programs and business ownership

They spoke before an audience during the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference.

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For Sharpton and National Action Network, Financial Woes Persist

Harlem-based organization in tax trouble

Harlem-based organization still in financial hot water.

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#BlackTwitter Stops Juror B37’s Book Deal

Twitter petition launched by Genie Lauren ends book plans for one of six jurors who sat on the Zimmerman jury

One passionate Twitter user, Genie Lauren, known on the platform as @MoreAndAgain, began circulating a…

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Marc Lamont Hill: ‘Trayvon Martin Was Put on Trial’ [Exclusive]

Marc Lamont Hill gave Black Enterprise an exclusive column on the verdict handed down in the George Zimmerman case.

After 17 months of controversy, Zimmerman was free to go home. The rest of the…

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Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments

Young woman testifies hearing Trayvon saying "Get off. Get off," before the phone went dead

A star witness for the prosecution takes the stand

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NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial

The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history

The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support

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Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements to begin on Monday

Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic

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Sanford Police Chief Works to Ease Racial Tensions

Town has more than Trayvon Martin's death to heal from

Many black residents in Sanford have deep distrust of the police department.

By Aaron Morrison

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George Zimmerman’s Dad Releases $3.99 E-Book Calling Blacks ‘Racist’

George Zimmerman's father is white and his mother, Hispanic

Robert Zimmerman Sr., says his son was persecuted by blacks

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Zimmerman Jury to be Sequestered

Zimmerman trial expected to take 2 to 4 weeks

Judge says that the jury will be sequestered for the duration of the trial

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George Zimmerman’s Murder Trial Begins

Trayvon Martin case reaches long-awaited milestone

Florida vigilante gets first look at the potential jurors who’ll decide if he murdered Trayvon…

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George Zimmerman Lawyer Apologizes for Trayvon Martin “Fight” Video

Jury selection for Zimmerman's trial begins June 10

Zimmerman lawyer backtracks on statement he made about Trayvon Martin

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Trayvon Martin Case: Defense Releases Texts and Photos on Trayvon’s Phone

In one text, Trayvon talks about smoking "weed"

An upcoming hearing to determine if photos and texts can be used

By Makkada B. Selah

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George Zimmerman Waives Right To “Stand Your Ground” Hearing

Accused killer would rather take a chance with a jury than to face a judge regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s murderer has decided to take his chances with a jury in waiving his…

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Pen Letter to Family of Boston Bombing Victim

The 8-year old Boston Marathon bombing victim was said to have created art work in support of Trayvon

Trayvon’s parents reach out to family of bombing victim

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Jaime Foxx Bombarded with Racist Tweets Over Trayvon Martin Shirt

A litany of racist tweets were found

Jaime Foxx’s t-shirt at awards show sparks racist responses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets

Fellow officers thought the targets were "inappropriate"

Firing range targets bore the likeness of Trayvon Martin

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Declares It ‘Hoods Up Day’

A remembrance for her son

Yesterday made one year since Trayvon Martin was taken from this earth.

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Trayvon Martin Death Anniversary: Fla., Self-Defense Laws Stay the Same

Florida opts to keep "stand your ground" law.

Do you think these laws will ever change?

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So Many Tears: The Most Devastating Moments in Black History

Black Enterprise remembers some of Black history's most horrifying moments.

From Malcolm X to James Byrd, Jr., Black Enterprise looks back at some of Black…

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GOP Official Sends Shocking Tweets About Trayvon Martin

Republican Todd Kincannon also sent offensive tweets about Hurricane Katrina victims

GOP official Todd Kincannon is in trouble over offensive tweets about Trayvon Martin and Hurricane…

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Zimmerman Attorney’s Request To Delay June Trial

Attorney's request more money from supporters for defense fund

The case against George Zimmerman is set to go to trial in June. His lawyers…

By Sasha King

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George Zimmerman Sending Handwritten Thank You Cards to Donors

Lawyers say his money is running low

Zimmerman defense team announces that donors to George ZImmermans defense fund will receive a hand-written…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trayvon 2? Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’

Is this another Trayvon?

What punishment does the killer of Davis deserve?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Casey Anthony Attorney Will Represent Detective in Trayvon Martin Case

Detective wanted manslaughter charges, not second degree murder

Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s attorney, will be representing police detective Chris Serino in the George…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mitt Romney Rallies in Town Trayvon Martin Was Killed

Governor Scott ignores the voting mess in Florida to campaign with Romney

Governor Scott ignores the voting mess in Florida to campaign with Romney

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Judge Orders Trayvon Martin’s School Records Released

What does this mean for the case?

What does this mean for the case?

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Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman of June 2013

The date falls more than a year after Trayvon Martin's death

The date falls more than a year after Trayvon Martin’s dath

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Florida Residents Create ‘Halloween Hoodie Campaign’ for Trayvon Martin

Will you be wearing a hoodie this Halloween?

Will you be wearing a hoodie this Halloween?

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Zimmerman Family Goes on Media Defense

Older Brother Rants to Trayvon lawyer on Twitter

The family of George Zimmerman wants to show the world that he isn’t a racist,…

By Sasha King

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Tests Show Only George Zimmerman’s DNA On Handgun

What does this mean for the case?

What does this mean for the case?

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George Zimmerman Requests Trayvon Martin’s School Records

Zimmerman's attorney looking into Trayvon Martin's past

Zimmerman’s attorney looking into Trayvon Martin’s past

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George Zimmerman Nearly Broke, Says He Needs Money

Zimmerman is reportedly living in hiding and spending tons of money on security

Zimmerman is reportedly living in hiding and spending tons of money on security

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Prosecutors Mistakenly Release Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Body

The photo and records were among 76 documents mistakenly released

The photo and records were among 76 documents mistakenly released

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Seek Financial Help From Florida Fund

Parents of slain teenager have yet to receive compensation from state fund

Parents of slain teenager have yet to receive compensation from state fund

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Preview Our World: Is Today’s Social Activism a Movement, or Just a Moment?

Our esteemed panel of guests discuss the validity of the increase in protests around issues like Trayvon Martin's death and Occupy Wall Street

In the wake of protests for Trayvon Martin and Occupy Wall Street, Our World gathers…

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‘Trayvoning’ Trend Causes Outrage Within Online Community

The Florida teen's death is mocked via new viral trend, which has caused a stir online

Months after the senseless death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, his life…

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Black Blogger Month: The Field Negro, Nothing But the Truth

Lawyer by day and blogger by night, Wayne Bennett delivers his unbiased opinion on issues that impact the Black community at large

As the force behind the opinionated blog The Field Negro, Wayne Bennett provides an uncensored…

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Black Blogger Month: From Ashy to Classy, The Culture Connoisseur

Intellectual thought provoker Darryl Frierson puts a philosophical spin on an array of topics

As founder of From Ashy to Classy, Darryl Frierson uses his words to entertain and…

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Releases Mother’s Day Video

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, posted the video to the Martin family's Justice TM website

In the video, posted to the Martin family’s JusticeTM website, an emotional Sybrina Fulton says…

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WATCH: Trayvon Martin’s Mother Tells Bill O’Reilly She Has Faith in Judicial System

The grieving mother defends peace and the justice as she awaits the trial of George Zimmerman's involvement in her son's death

Accompanied by her lawyer Benjamin Crump, Sybrina Fulton speaks on her son Trayvon Martin’s death…

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David Banner Reminds Consumers of Their Buying Power

With his 2M1 Movement the opinionated entertainer looks to show corporations that the true power belongs to the people

With the launch of his 2M1 Movement, David Banner inspires consumers to recognize their buying…

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Is George Zimmerman the New OJ Simpson? The Politics of Race & Law in America

Exploring the paralleles between two of America's most racially divided cases

After the shooting death of Trayvon martin George Zimmerman has become more hated than OJ…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested and Charged. Now What?

Here's how a second-degree murder trial could play out

Writer Zerlina Maxwell breaks down the legal standards to come for George Zimmerman, who was…

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How the Trayvon Martin Case has Divided America

The shooting death of the Florida teen has exposed more of America's racial divide

The Grio’s David A. Love analyzes how the Trayvon Martin case has revealed racial tensions…

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Bill Cosby Speaks on Trayvon Martin Case

The comedy icon shares his thoughts on the shooting death that's gone national

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of George Zimmerman, comedian Bill…

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Mario Van Peebles Captures Youth Culture With ‘We the Party’

The respected director celebrates Generation Y and passes the acting torch to his son

Legendary director Mario Van Peebles releases We the Party, a film geared towards depicting the…

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Driving While Black: Welcome to the Club, Tyler Perry

Even if you’re as rich as Tyler Perry, chances are you will be racially profiled

Movie mogul Tyler Perry recently became the victim of racial profiling as Atlanta police pulled…

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WATCH: David Banner on Trayvon Martin Shooting Death

The passionate performer expresses his views on the senseless death of another young Black man

Rapper/producer David Banner shares his passionate perspective on the life and death of Trayvon Martin…

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The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama

Often ignoring the minority vote, Republicans fail to tap into the diversity of the American people

As the 2012 presidential election heats up some believe Republicans fail to make headway because…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

9 Side-Eye-Worthy Moments in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

A snapshot of events that have raised eyebrows and outrage

As public outrage continues, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at nine key outrageous moments after the…

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A Closer Look at Trayvon Martin’s Social Media Footprint

The high school junior’s death sparked Twitter hashtags, Facebook statuses and YouTube tributes

Everyone from celebrities to everyday people began leveraging the power of social media to discuss…

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

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WATCH: Black Enterprise Reports from the #MillionHoodieMarch for Trayvon Martin

Hundreds descend on New York's Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin and demand justice for his murder

Hundreds descend on New York’s Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin…

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What Kind of Man Could Trayvon Martin Have Been?

Yet another young life halted from reaching its full potential due to gun violence and racism

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin he not only snuffed out the 17-year-old’s…

By Caroline Clarke

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White People, You Will Never Be Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin

GlobalGrind.com's Editor-in-Chief shares his views on the Trayvon Martin shooting from the perspective of a White man of privilege

GlobalGrind.com’s Editor-in-Chief shares his views on the Trayvon Martin shooting from the perspective of a…

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UPDATE: Trayvon Martin’s Family Seeks Justice

The family of the 17-year-old high school junior is calling on the FBI to investigate

News of the killing of an unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student has garnered national…

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