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Trayvon Martin

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  • Baltimore pastor Bryant speaks at Martin family news conference

    Baltimore pastor Bryant speaks at Martin family news conference
    The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, pastor of a Baltimore mega-church, stood on stage with Trayvon Martin's family, attorneys and Al Sharpton on Tuesday evening in a nationally televised news conference after a Florida special prosecutor announced that George...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with highs expected in the upper 50s and gusty winds. Lows in the mid 30s are expected tonight. TRAFFIC Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM LAST NIGHT......
  • Justice for Trayvon, justice for the nation

    Justice for Trayvon, justice for the nation
    The arrest of George Zimmerman on charges of second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin does not mean that justice has been done. But it does provide the opportunity for justice — for a full presentation of the...
  • A whiter shade of privilege

    A whiter shade of privilege
    I'm here to explain why George Zimmerman is white. This seems necessary given the confusion and anger with which some readers responded to my use of that word last week in this space to describe the man who shot an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon...
  • Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

    Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case
    Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly sees the Trayvon Martin case in terms far broader than the details of how the Florida teenager was shot and killed at the end of February. Look at the attempts by some to dismiss race as a potential...
  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • Shootings are God's will, Godlessness or other?

    In an interview with Fox News hours before the Aurora gun massacre, George Zimmerman, who stands accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, said that the young man's death was "God's plan." Hours after James Holmes used three guns, including a...
  • The NRA sticks to its (Florida) guns

    The NRA sticks to its (Florida) guns
    For those who missed it, the National Rifle Association's top executive got worked up into a full lather at the group's annual conference this weekend in St. Louis. Wayne LaPierre's ire was aimed at the "sensational" coverage of the Trayvon Martin killing...
  • Lawyers claim Jewish brothers can't get fair trial in Baltimore

    Lawyers claim Jewish brothers can't get fair trial in Baltimore
    Attorneys for two Jewish brothers, who are accused of beating a black teen while patrolling their Northwest Baltimore neighborhood, argued Monday that their trial should be delayed or transferred because African-American leaders and the news media have...
  • Case against brothers charged with attacking black teen has parallels with Trayvon Martin case

    Case against brothers charged with attacking black teen has parallels with Trayvon Martin case
    With Trayvon Martin a household name, two brothers accused of beating a black teen during a citizen's patrol now want their trial delayed or moved. The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports today on efforts to distance the case in Baltimore with the one in Florida....
  • Werdesheim trial to go forward without a jury

    Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teen while guarding their Park Heights neighborhood, withdrew a request to change the court venue Tuesday and elected to move forward with a Baltimore trial by judge, waiving their...
  • Justice no longer delayed

    Justice no longer delayed
    Allegations that a pair of brothers assaulted a 15-year-old boy in Park Heights 18 months ago sparked outrage among many in Baltimore, and no wonder. The incident involved a testy combination of race and religion — one of the brothers was part of an...