Five Years Ago Today, Trayvon Martin Was Killed

By Staff, -

Staff for #RememberTrayvon. The murder of Trayvon Martin was the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement that accelerated with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and has grown with [...]

Remembering Trayvon Martin: His Death Built A Movement

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By Aprill O. Turner for the Campaign for Youth Justice. The tragic death of Trayvon has set off a national conversation about racial profiling and the role race played in the death of this young [...]

Zimmerman, At Gun Show, Wonders Why World Is Mad With Him

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George Zimmerman, singing autographs at a gun show in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, wondered why people are angry with him. Here is one possible answer: Here is the thing, George, [...]

Trayvon Martin Memorial Peace Walk

By Staff, -

Hundreds gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman. The walk for peace was led by Martin's parents, [...]

National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

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October 22, the 18th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, is less than two weeks away. So far, 15 cities in this country [...]

Videos: Dream Defenders End Vigil at Florida Capitol

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After staging a sit-in outside Gov. Rick Scott's office at the Florida Capitol for the past 31 days, the Dream Defenders are ending their round-the-clock vigil. They say they've accomplished many [...]

The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’

By Brentin Mock, -

Trayvon’s Law seeks to reverse state laws that allow people to shoot-and-kill first then claim self-defense later with impunity, that encourage racial profiling, and that excessively punish black [...]

Dream Defenders Launching Massive Voter Registration Drive

By Rochelle Koff, -

The Dream Defenders, who are marking Day 24 of their Capitol sit-in outside Gov. Rick Scott's office, announced they are launching a massive drive to register 61,550 voters by 2014 -- the margin [...]

Thousands March on ALEC Meeting In Chicago

By Ed Pilkington, -

As protesters gathered outside Alec's 40th annual gathering of lawmakers and corporate interests in Chicago, a new watchdog report finds that stand-your-ground laws of the sort forwarded by the [...]

North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Florida Rumble with Citizen Protest

Three State Capitols around the country are echoing with the songs and chants of people who feel scorned by their state government. In Wisconsin, protesters who participate in a daily sing-along [...]

Video: The Dream Defenders Take Over Florida Capital

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Here's a video from the Dream Defenders who have taken over Florida Capitol to demand the #TrayvonMartinAct. Since Tuesday morning, July 16, the Dream Defenders have maintained a presence at the [...]

Dream Defenders In Governor’s Office Being Denied Food, Water

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Perhaps in reaction to the growing support for the Dream Defenders, the governor is now denying access to food and water for the occupiers, which includes a child of 8 years. According to their [...]

Protesters At Florida Capitol: ‘We Stay Until We Win’

By Kathleen McGrory, -

When the young activists known as the Dream Defenders marched into Gov. Rick Scott’s office last week, few observers expected the group to attract much attention. But seven days later, the Dream [...]

Cornel West Responds to Barak Obama on Trayvon Martin

A black president can’t get too close to black folk, because Fox News, with their reactionary self in oft—in so many instances, will attack them, and that becomes the point of reference? No. If [...]

I’m Accused Of Being A Racist

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I’m absolutely not a racist – but when I speak out about racism I’m accused of being a racist.This was written for my friend James XXXXXX who was reacting to my facebook comments on the George [...]

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