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Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys Reportedly Join Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida

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Reported By Britt L Right after the jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, legendary Grammy winning artist Stevie Wonder decided to to boycott any state with the “Stand Your Ground” laws. Zimmerman did not stand by the “Stand Your Ground”  law during his trial, but the law played a part in the police’s decisions to not initially arrest Zimmerman after the slaying of…

Stevie Wonder Refuses To Perform In The ‘Stand Your Ground’ State

Stevie Wonder Refuses To Perform In The ‘Stand Your Ground’ State

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By: Madam Prezident Stevie Wonder says he won’t perform in the state of Florida.  Stevie Wonder doesn’t believe in the “stand your ground” law, and he won’t perform in any place tat enforces that particular law. Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest artist in the world and the fact that he has made a conscience decision to not perform in Florida-says a lot about who Stevie Wonder really is….

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

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 By: Madam Prezident This video had me buck eyed. The George Zimmerman case which left Trayvon Martin dead has been the talk of the entire United States. This elderly man decided to weigh in on the case and lets just say, “he’s very passionate about how he feels zimmerman should not have had a gun.”

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Their could probably be no better news to hear, and could make your day. Trayvon Martin’s parents have finally received some kind a justice and made a huge settlement out of court. Yet nothing can replace the loss of their son. Here’s the story via Black Media Scoop:  Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful death claim for an amount believed to be more than $1 million against the homeowners…

Evidence Released: 15 Things You Don’t Already Know About the Trayvon Martin Case

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According to the Miami Herald, a treasure trove of information about the Trayvon Martin case was released tonight at 5pm. New witness statements, police statements, and other evidence are adding new light to the case. Here are some of the new revelations as reported by Frances Robles of the Miami Herald: Among the first words Zimmerman uttered after the shooting: “Am I bleeding?” one witness said. Police record shows officers…

What if George Zimmerman Had Been Black?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald explores the manner in which George Zimmerman’s race played a role in the public’s reaction to the killing of Trayvon Martin.  Pitts speculates that Zimmerman could have easily been black, since many African Americans would have responded to a “suspicious-looking” black male in the same way.    In his article, Pitts says the following: Indeed, the dirty little secret of…

Zimmerman Changes His Story – Again; Says Trayvon Martin Was Circling His Car

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A new version of the events that transpired on the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman has emerged. According to the Orlando Sentinal, Zimmerman now says that Trayvon Martin was circling his car on foot. This, however, is not the only additional piece of information in Zimmerman’s *new* story. From the Orlando Sentinal: The details revealed by the source provide new insight into what Zimmerman said happened…

Judge Rejects Prosecution’s Request for a Gag Order in Zimmerman Case

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(CNN) — The judge in the murder case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has denied a prosecution’s motion for a gag order, but noted the court could reconsider if attorneys in the case write or say anything considered prejudicial. “At this time, there is no demonstrated need to restrict free speech,” Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester wrote. The decision — which was made public Tuesday — rejects, among other things,…

George Zimmerman is kicked out of Seminole State College

George Zimmerman is kicked out of Seminole State College

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George Zimmerman was kicked out of Seminole State College today, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. “Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment,” according to a statement from the college. “This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on…

Sanford Police Chief ‘Temporarily’ Steps Down

Sanford Police Chief ‘Temporarily’ Steps Down

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  SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The embattled police chief at the center of a fatal neighborhood watch shooting temporarily stepped down Thursday, saying he had become a distraction to the investigation. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee has been heavily criticized after his officers decided not to arrest George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed black teen to death on Feb. 26. “As a former homicide investigator, a…

‘The Million Hoodie March’ for Trayvon

‘The Million Hoodie March’ for Trayvon

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  NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida told demonstrators in New York they will keep fighting to get justice for their son. “My son did not deserve to die,” Tracy Martin said Wednesday after thanking the hundreds of people who participated in a march in the teenager’s memory, a sign of growing outrage over the…

Glenn Beck’s Site Insinuates Trayvon Martin Was Troublemaker

Glenn Beck’s Site Insinuates Trayvon Martin Was Troublemaker

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    An ugly story may be getting uglier. The Blaze, a right-wing site started by Glenn Beck, has a post up insinuating that Trayvon Martin may have been a dangerous criminal. Martin, who was black, was walking back to his father’s house after a trip to the convenience store in Sanford, Fla. on February 26. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member who was identified by his father as Hispanic,…

A challenge to those who blame blacks

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In this video, I discuss the many commenters to my prior post who are quick to mention the fact (as if it’s a revelation) that black people kill more black people in our neighborhoods than any other group. They say it as if we have no right to speak on the Trayvon Martin killing. My challenge to those of you who feel this way is to see this as an…

UPDATE: 911 Calls Released, Trayvon Martin’s Family Distraught But No Comments

UPDATE: 911 Calls Released, Trayvon Martin’s Family Distraught But No Comments

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  The Orlando Sentinel reports: [911 calls] were released [to the public] after Trayvon’s family spent two hours with city officials, listening to the calls that documented the 17-year-old’s last moments alive.” In one of the 911 calls … a man reports that “they’re wrestling right in the back of my porch. There’s a black guy down. It looks like he’s been shot and he’s dead.” Family members would not…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…