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  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Detail Their First Encounter With George Zimmerman In Episode 3

    08/18/2018 3:40:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Essence ^ | August 14, 2018 | Rachaell Davis
    The world watched as Trayvon Martin’s parents lived the nightmare of not only losing their teenage son, but also facing the reality that his killer was being set free on bail less than 3 months after being arrested for the murder. In episode 3 of Paramount’s Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, we hear from Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin as they take us through their pre-trial court appearances and other happenings leading up to the trial of George Zimmerman. In the opening scene of the episode, Trayvon’s mother draws parallels between herself and the mother of Emmet Till...
  • Trayvon Martin family attorney to speak out against 'stand your ground' law

    07/26/2018 7:29:55 AM PDT · by rarestia · 52 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | July 26, 2018 @6:11 AM | Jason Lanning
    The attorney who represents Trayvon Martin's family is expected to hold a news conference on what he calls a discriminatory "stand your ground" law following the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton at a Circle A Food store last week. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the state attorney are expected to make a decision in this stand your ground case as a memorial for McGlockton is continuing to grow outside the store where he was shot. His family held a big press conference two days ago asking prosecutors to charge the man who shot him, Michael Drejka, with murder. And...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Be Honored At VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors

    06/13/2018 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Madame Noire ^ | June 9, 2018 | Tanay Hudson
    Ever since Trayvon Martin’s tragic death, his parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have been fighting to make sure other families don’t have to experience the same pain as they did. Due to their heavy involvement in gun reform and social justice, Fulton and Martin will reportedly be honored at VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors. Trayvon Martin’s death pushed his parents to the forefront and they have been active in speaking out against gun violence, racial and social injustice and sharing the pain of having to bury a child. In 2012, they founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation to provide advocacy for...
  • Trayvon Martin's family claims Weinstein Company owes them $150,000

    05/22/2018 5:59:20 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 29 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | May 22, 2018 | Nancy Dillon
    The parents of Trayvon Martin claim The Weinstein Company is trying to weasel out of its obligation to pay them at least $150,000. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed paperwork in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Friday claiming TWC signed a deal in March 2017 promising to pay the six-figure amount to produce a TV series based on their book, "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin."
  • George Zimmerman charged with stalking investigator involved in Trayvon Martin documentary

    05/08/2018 9:04:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies
    FOX ^ | May 8, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Zimmerman, 34, allegedly stalked investigator Dennis Warren in December 2017... Warren was hired by a production company to help find people who could be interested in participating in a documentary about [Trayvon] Martin.... An investigation by the county sheriff's office earlier this year found that Warren reached out to Zimmerman in September and gave him his contact information. Zimmerman became upset that his family was contacted to possibly participate in the documentary, the documents state. He then allegedly sent the private investigator threatening texts and emails... "Anyone who [expletive] with my parents will be fed to an alligator,"
  • Watch Jay-Z Speak at Trayvon Martin Peace Walk in Miami

    02/11/2018 4:58:05 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    Rolling stone ^ | 2/11/18 | Dan Kreps
    Watch Jay-Z Speak at Trayvon Martin Peace Walk in Miami "That’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope to push us in a better direction," rapper says at rally Jay-Z made a surprise appearance alongside the parents of Trayvon Martin at a Miami event that honored the late teenager Saturday. Standing next to Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater, Jay-Z delivered a short speech to the hundreds of marchers at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk, the Miami Herald reports. "We...
  • Exclusive–George Zimmerman: Why Hillary Clinton’s post-Las Vegas comments are ‘dangerous’

    10/06/2017 5:21:28 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/05/2017 | Neil W. McCabe
    The former Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, who was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, told Big League Politics Hillary R. Clinton’s suggestion that Capitol Hill Republicans were partners in Sunday’s spree-shooting in Las Vegas was a disgrace. “Frankly, I am just disgusted that Hillary Clinton made the comments that she did without out knowing anything—and that is the most dangerous thing that anyone in politics can do at this point,” said George Zimmerman, who was a neighborhood watch volunteer the Feb. 26, 2012 evening Martin jumped him and struggled for his gun. Under pressure from...
  • George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks

    07/21/2017 8:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Hal Boedeker
    Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict — one that sparked protests across the country — and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. “People don’t understand you have to follow the law,” juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. “They give directions to the jury, and you follow that.” Rivera (known as juror B-29 during the trial), Amy Tronolone (D-40) and Christine Barry (B-51) appear in “The Jury Speaks: George Zimmerman” at 9 p.m. Monday on Oxygen. The series also talks to jurors in the trials of...
  • Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother, Mulling Run for Office

    06/14/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Afro ^ | Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO
    Months after campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Trayvon Martin’s mother is considering running for office herself, Miami news sources reported. “The only thing I can do is try,” Sybrina Fulton told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG. “And, I am not afraid to try.” Fulton spent part of 2016 campaigning for Clinton. In an op-ed she penned for CNN, Fulton explained she endorsed the former first lady because Clinton emphasized the Black Lives Matter movement and backed gun control efforts. George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watchman, killed Martin, Fulton’s 17-year-old son, five years ago in Sanford, Fla. A Florida jury later acquitted Zimmerman,...
  • Florida Expands Legal Protections for Those Who Fire a Gun in Self-Defense

    06/13/2017 12:57:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    NRA says law 'restores the right of the presumption of innocence and the right of self-defense'! On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law new legal protections for individuals who defend themselves with firearms. Senate Bill 128 shifts the burden of proof requirement from the accused to state prosecutors during certain legal proceedings when someone claims he fired a gun in self-defense. The law, which goes into effect immediately, requires that state prosecutors present evidence to overcome a defendant's claim that they employed a justifiable use of force. If the prosecutors can't show "clear and convincing evidence" that...
  • Missy Elliot's sample of Rachel Jeantel was a nod to Trayvon Martin

    05/24/2017 10:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mic ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jamilah King, senior staff writer
    Missy Elliot gave a subtle nod to Trayvon Martin with a sample in 2015's "WTF (Where They From)."(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The fact that was recently unearthed in a stunning profile for Elle by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones pointed out the excerpt from the profile out on Twitter on Thursday. The sample was the voice of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's teenage friend who was also the last person to speak to him just moments before he was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of criminal charges related to Martin's death, but it...
  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous Aeronautical Science Degree

    05/14/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2017 | WSVN
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates.
  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous aeronautical science degree

    05/14/2017 5:57:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 14, 2017
    A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates. “To the graduates, I tell you, there is no limit to what you can do,” said Fulton. “Just stay focused and put your mind to it, and you can do it.”
  • Florida Memorial to Award Posthumous Degree to Trayvon Martin

    05/03/2017 7:43:32 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 95 replies
    Five years after his death sparked international dialog about racism, social justice and community policing, Trayvon Martin will be honored for the industrial ambitions he held as a teenager growing up in Sanford, FL. Florida Memorial University will posthumously award a bachelor’s of aeronautical science to Martin, to be received by his parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin during the school’s annual spring commencement ceremony on May 13. Officials say the degree honors Martin’s life-long dream of becoming a pilot, and continues to highlight the family’s commitment to social justice. Martin’s parents, both social justice activists and co-founders of The...
  • THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN brings a great cast to Subversive’s mission

    05/01/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buffalo Rising ^ | April 15, 2017 | Peter Hall, NY Public Radio
    THE BASICS: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN, a new drama by Buffalo’s Gary Earl Ross, directed by Subversive Theatre founder Kurt Schneiderman, stars Shawnell Tillery for the defense, Brian Brown as defendant Trayvon Martin, Rick Lattimer as George Zimmerman, Kunji Rey for the prosecution, along with Lawrence Rowswell, Leon Copeland, Brittany Bassett, Kajana Stover, and Michael Mottern. It runs through Saturday, May 6th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor. Run time: over 90 minutes with one 10-minute intermission. (408-0499). www.subversivetheatre.org THUMBNAIL SKETCH: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN...
  • New play flips tragedy of Trayvon Martin on its head

    04/04/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | April 4, 2017 | Colin Dabkowski
    In his new play "The Trial of Trayvon Martin," set to open April 6 in the Manny Fried Playhouse, Buffalo playwright Gary Earl Ross poses a simple question with a damning answer: What would have happened on Feb. 26, 2012 if the roles of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, whose deadly confrontation that evening helped to fuel a new movement for racial justice in America, had been switched? "Would Martin have been released because there was nothing to contradict his story?" Ross asked. "Or would he have been held until they found something to contradict his story?" Given what we...
  • Benjamin Crump: TV's Rising Fake News Star

    03/29/2017 4:20:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    He's the new Al Sharpton on steroids -- and he's coming to a TV near you. Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin' lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the "Hands up, don't shoot" lie. Never mind that even the left-wing Obama Justice Department concluded that the 22 witnesses who manufactured the Black Lives Matter-promoted narrative were unreliable, inconsistent, self-contradictory, unsupported by a shred of forensic evidence, or outright lying. In Crump World, anti-police ideology trumps facts. Social justice trumps actual justice. And lying about crime pays. Big time. Crump is going Hollywood. Next week, the...
  • Trayvon Martin film, docuseries in the works from Jay Z, Weinstein Co.

    03/24/2017 1:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2017 | Oliver Gettell
    Jay Z and the Weinstein Co. are partnering to tell Trayvon Martin’s story on the big and small screens. EW has confirmed that the rap mogul and the studio have secured the rights to two books about Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, igniting a national debate about racial profiling and civil rights. The plan is to develop a narrative film and a six-part docuseries about Martin based on the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, by...
  • OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter launch the ‘Amir’ Card

    02/09/2017 1:10:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | February 9, 2017 | Roz Edward, Managing Editor
    A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the $1.2 trillion in spending power of Black America and launch the “Amir” card during Black History Month. Both OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter are strong advocates for the empowerment of Black people, and have taken special care to communicate this focus through their messaging and their work. #BlackLivesMatter was sparked by the acquittal of the killer of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin and founded in 2013 as a rallying cry to decree that while every human life matters, it is...
  • Saturday: The Opening of the Museum of Trayvon Martin: A Meeting before Labor (Read admission rule)

    02/08/2017 3:26:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The City Paper ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rebekah Kirkman
    Feb. 11 When I spoke to artist Malcolm Peacock last year in advance of his experiential/participatory artwork "Let the Sun Set on You," he reflected on the many ways in which the deaths of Black people affect history and spark movements, memorials, solidarity. Reflecting on his research for that piece, he said: "It was interesting how history affects death, and how death affects history, depending on who dies, depending on what dies, what will determine how it's spoken about." In this new work, Peacock continues to grapple with death and violence, this time looking at Trayvon Martin, whose death (and...