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Trayvon Martin

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  • Peaceful march for Trayvon Martin met by heavy police presence

    Peaceful march for Trayvon Martin met by heavy police presence
    There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore. "It's screwed up," said community activist Kim...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother to speak at Baltimore mega-church Sunday

    Trayvon Martin's mother to speak at Baltimore mega-church Sunday
    The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will speak Sunday at a Baltimore mega-church about how she's coping with her son's death, according to the church's pastor. Sybrina Fulton's appearance at Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother gets an ovation at Balto. church

    Trayvon Martin's mother gets an ovation at Balto. church
    As Trayvon Martin's mother stood at the altar of Baltimore's Empowerment Temple on Sunday, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant asked for anyone whose child had also been the victim of "senseless violence" to come forward. At least a dozen women and men...
  • Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?

    Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?
    I don't care about George Zimmerman's MySpace page. Granted, it was gratifying to read recently in The Miami Herald about his crude animus toward Mexicans ("soft a-- wannabe thugs") and his reference to a former girlfriend as an "ex-hoe." Given the way...
  • 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...
  • Trayvon Martin case shows the need to stand up for our black sons

    Justice for Trayvon Martin means more than arresting and trying George Zimmerman for his death ("License to kill," March 23). It means building communities where our black sons are free to walk the streets and be children, safe from the perception of...
  • Baltimore NAACP plans Monday rally for Trayvon Martin

    The Baltimore branch of the NAACP will hold a downtown rally Monday in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The rally is part of a flurry of action from Maryland churches and civil rights groups seeking to memorialize Martin, the 17-year-...
  • Baltimore showing solidarity with slain Fla. teen

    Baltimore showing solidarity with slain Fla. teen
    Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore....
  • What Trayvon Martin case has in common with Shomrim case - and what it doesn't

    What Trayvon Martin case has in common with Shomrim case - and what it doesn't
    As outrage grows across the country about the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida, a Baltimore case with some similar themes could come back into the spotlight this week: the trial of two members of a community patrol organization in...
  • Trayvon Martin: It could happen here, if court ruling is upheld

    The tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin in Florida has shown the folly of that state's "stand your ground" self defense law — and similar laws enacted or proposed in a number of other states — which your editorial writer correctly characterizes...
  • MD Black Caucus dons hoodies for Trayvon Martin

    Wearing hoodies, members of Maryland Legislative Black Caucus this afternoon called upon the U.S. Department of Justice to examine a Florida law that has become controversial in the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin. "We believe justice has not been...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother speaks at Baltimore's Empowerment Temple

    Trayvon Martin's mother speaks at Baltimore's Empowerment Temple
    Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton on Sunday morning emotionally addressed Baltimore's Empowerment Temple, the church of the Rev. Jamal Bryant who has been at her side as national outcry has built over her son's death. "It's so easy for me to cry...