Hundreds march in support of Trayvon Martin family in Miami, New York
Demonstrators chant in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin at the Million Hoodies March on March 21, 2012 in New York City. Tracy Martin (left in orange shirt), and Sybrina Fulton,(R), parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, pray at a Million ...
Study shows holding gun increases perception of threat
A study, conducted well before the shooting, may shed new light on the Trayvon Martin case. The family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy who was shot in Sanford, Fla on Feb. 26, is calling for an investigation into the case, questioning whether ...
Calls for justice in Trayvon Martin case on NY streets
AP FILE - This undated family photo shows Trayvon Martin. College students around Florida rallied Monday, March 19, 2012, to demand the arrest of a white neighborhood watch captain who shot the unarmed teen in February, though authorities may be ...
Trayvon Martin, Mike Daisey, and the Press
Those of you who recall the headline are probably wondering what this could possibly have to do with the tragic case of Trayvon Martin. I'll outsource the full rundown to Mother Jones, but the quick version is this: On the evening of February 26, ...
  
Attorneys say Stand Your Ground law doesn't fit Trayvon Martin killing

Devin Girtman, 16, front, of Fern Park, Fla., Daniel Wood, 17, left, and Curtis Wood wear boxes of Skittles candies around their necks in support of Trayvon Martin during an open forum on police misconduct, sponsored by the NAACP, in Sanford, Fla., ...
Trayvon Martin and the Implications for Teacher Perceptions of Students

Trayvon Martin is the latest in a list of victims of our racial politic, a young scholar with a budding future. George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who one day dreamed of being a full-fledged cop, admitted to the shooting and alleged self-defense. What gets lost in this conversation is that somewhere along the line, our society still has people who teach our children that our racial differences imply inferiority or, worse, dehumanization. The good news: Teachers can play a critical role in the move towards racial consciousness and, yes, harmony. We greet students into classrooms with histories that don't always favor them, and it's often our job to remedy that situation. We...
One of 16 children shot very publicly this month

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FAU student interviewed about Trayvon Martin before outburst

We now know that 24-year-old Jonatha Carr was fired up about the case of Trayvon Martin when she had her violent outburst during an evolution class at Florida Atlantic University. Martin is the young central Florida teen who was killed by a ...
Did you take a hoodie photo for Trayvon Martin?

Jennifer Granholm shows support for an investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. Detroit resident Kalyn Risker shares a photo of herself in a hoodie to support Trayvon Martin. / Coutesy of Kalyn Risker Hundreds of people gathered in New York City ...
Was Trayvon Martin's killer a vigilante or conscientious neighbor?

Zimmerman, a light-skinned Hispanic, has claimed self-defense in the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and has not been charged, but many black leaders are demanding his arrest, and state and federal authorities are investigating. Florida's Stand Your Ground law on self-defense gives people wide latitude to use deadly force.Attorneys for Martin's parents say Zimmerman is a "loose cannon.""He's a wannabe police officer," lawyer Benjamin Crump said. "Why did he have a gun?"But some neighbors welcomed his vigilance, at least before the shooting.Samantha Leigh Hamilton, an auto-dealership employee who has lived on Zimmerman's street for about a year, said that she once left her garage door u...