You would think a man who was acquitted of the murder of a teenage boy five years ago would just go on living his life in obscurity, never to be heard from again. Unfortunately, the man in question is George Zimmerman, and it would appear that he lives for the headlines.
If Beyoncé can bring Wakanda to Coachella, we’re going to do the same for Tribeca, the annual film festival that reps the grit and greatness of New York City. As with last year, we here at The Root are here to give it to you, racks on racks of that beautiful black (except, perhaps, No. 5). This is by no means to say…
Jay-Z’s docuseries about the tragedy and injustice surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Trayvon Martin’s killer is still flapping his lips. And this time, George Zimmerman has threatened violence against Jay-Z over a Trayvon documentary that is currently in production.
Two things inspired then-high school sophomore George Hofstetter to create an app that aims to prevent police brutality: the killing of Trayvon Martin and George’s worries for his younger brother’s future.
In 1992, Corrine Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., was the first African American from that state to be elected to Congress since Reconstruction. She served 12 terms until this January, when she lost the 2016 Democratic primary because of both corruption charges and gerrymandering of her 5th Congressional District.
An update to Florida’s controversial, seemingly for-whites-only “Stand your ground” law was deemed unconstitutional by a Miami judge on Monday.
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who became an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement after her son was senselessly slaughtered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman five years ago in Sanford, Fla., says that not enough is being done to save the lives of black children who continue to die in…
It’s been five years since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s life was stolen from him after he was gunned down while walking home from the convenience store by George Zimmerman, who was eventually acquitted of murder charges in his death. The case sparked national outrage and Trayvon, though gone, has never been forgotten.…
On July 12, 2013, the Honorable Judge Debra S. Nelson addressed the jury in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman in Florida and read her instructions to the jury (pdf). They included the following:
Benjamin Crump, most well-known as the lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Michael Brown Jr., is building on his fame in a new reality courtroom show premiering Friday on Fox.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus report on their meeting Wednesday with President Trump. They answered his question, “What do you have to lose?” (NBC News)
On the heels of Jay Z and the Weinstein Co. telling the story of Kalief Browder, the two are now teaming up to bring Trayvon Martin’s story to life via a TV docuseries and film.
Unfortunately, Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla., is a living embodiment of the vicious discrepancies of our criminal-justice system—both against black defendants and against women.
Explaining racism is hard. When you’re illustrating the complexities of racial prejudice in America, it is difficult to bridge the gap between understanding and skepticism in a populace pretending to listen with its arms folded, ready to dismiss any reasonable, salient point that demonstrates the existence of…
The actions of two Baltimore County police officers are now under review after they were captured on video last week violently detaining a 16-year-old child who was in need of help and clearly in distress.
Remember Trayvon? He would’ve been 22 by now. He more than likely would have graduated from high school and entered college by this date. If he studied hard, maybe he would have entered an Ivy League school, graduated from Harvard and entered the spaceflight-training program during his downtime between law school…
Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal has partnered with social justice organization Sankofa.org to exclusively premiere 17, a 17-minute visual EP inspired by the men, women and children who have fallen victim to racial and police violence, including Trayvon Martin, who died at the age of 17 nearly five years ago.
Crack babies, welfare queens, superpredators, thugs. That’s what they call us; those are the lies they tell about us.