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  • Northern Virginia High School Plans "Trayvon Martin Day"

    02/23/2017 6:45:40 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 37 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | February 23, 2017
    The Black Student Union (BSU) at Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia, part of the Fairfax County Public School district has organized a "black history spirit week," to run from February 21-24, 2017. In a Twitter post made February 18, the BSU announced the event, to include days such as "Afrocentric day," "Black-out day," and of course, "Trayvon Martin Day." It is not immediately clear whether this event is school-sponsored, but spirit weeks usually are. According to several BSU members, the school administration tried to walk back their support of Trayvon Day due to criticism from "white boys," but the...
  • People Are Honoring Trayvon Martin's Birthday On Social Media

    02/06/2017 12:07:03 AM PST · by pacific_waters · 44 replies
    This is what "Teen Vogue" is posting about Tryvon Martin. Today (February 5) would have been Trayvon's 22nd birthday. All across social media, people are pausing to pay homage to Trayvon's memory, while reminding the world that his life was taken prematurely and unfairly. Here are some of the most powerful messages and photos online.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids

    01/29/2017 12:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    USA Today | January 29, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/29/trayvon-martins-parents-five-years-after-his-shooting-weigh-political-bids-trump-race-justice/97185846/
  • People Are Honoring Trayvon Martin's Birthday On Social Media

    02/05/2017 8:53:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | February 5, 2017 | De Elizabeth
    Almost five years ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a "neighborhood watch" member as he walked home from a convenience store where he had purchased a juice drink and a package of Skittles. George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon, believed him to be "possibly dangerous" because of his race and the fact that he was wearing a hoodie. Trayvon's murder – and Zimmerman's eventual acquittal – incited nation-wide outrage and was part of launching the powerful Black Lives Matter movement. To this day, Trayvon's name serves as a reminder of the progress that is necessary in...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents write book on 5-year anniversary

    02/04/2017 8:46:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2017 11:39 AM EST | Errin Haines Whack
    It wasn’t supposed to take Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin five years to write a book about the death of their son, Trayvon Martin. But their grief has made finding the words unbearable until now. Martin’s parents collaborated to write “Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” published Tuesday by Spiegel & Grau. The book recounts the journey of two grieving parents, thrust into the spotlight by tragedy and on some days, still as close to their loss as the day he died. “The calendar says five years, but it seems like just a few months,” Sybrina Fulton...
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Sign Book Deal (Exclusive)

    09/29/2016 8:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Andy Lewis
    Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killing sparked a national firestorm about white violence against African-Americans, are writing a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the multicultural imprint being rebooted by editor Christopher Jackson, who announced the project in an interview with THR.
  • The Lie That Launched Black Lives Matter

    09/23/2016 3:43:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag in July 2013 immediately after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Although the movement would be reinforced along the way by any number of lies -- “Hands up don’t shoot” comes quickly to mind -- not enough attention has been paid to the original lie, one that may eventually launch a thousand riots before it burns itself out, namely that Trayvon Martin was an innocent little boy. On the night of February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed the seventeen-year-old Martin. For a week...
  • George Zimmerman punched for bragging about Trayvon Martin’s death: cops

    08/04/2016 4:02:45 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jackie Salo
    George Zimmerman — who was acquitted of killing an unarmed black teen — said he was punched in the face for allegedly bragging about the fatal shooting. Zimmerman called 911 to report that he was assaulted by a man at a restaurant in Sanford, Florida, over the weekend where he was discussing the 2012 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, 32, told authorities the man approached his table and said: “You’re bragging about that?” and punched him.
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Bill Clinton and Trayvon Martin's mother headline DNC speakers

    07/15/2016 12:10:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Bill Clinton and Trayvon Martin's mother headline DNC speakers Ivan Levingston | @IvanLevingston 1 Hour Ago CNBC.com Hillary Clinton hugs Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, as she attends the third annual Circle of Mothers conference on May 21, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Getty Images Hillary Clinton hugs Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, as she attends the third annual Circle of Mothers conference on May 21, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When Democrats gather...
  • Trayvon Martin Murder Is What’s Wrong With Criminal Justice System!

    06/30/2016 1:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Matters US ^ | June 30, 2016
    An activist, writer, and investigative researcher, Gina McGill, tells the truth about Trayvon Martin’s murder Everyone has heard about Trayvon Martin and his dreadful death at the hands of George Zimmerman. However, the murder cover-up and what Zimmerman actually did has not been told in any mainstream media. Gina McGill researched it all and wrote a strong book titled “State of Florida v. Trayvon Martin (A Murder Cover-Up & Obtaining Justice).” Today we are talking about the book and the murder itself....
  • Why George Zimmerman won't vote for Hillary(tres gone martin again?)

    05/19/2016 7:19:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Jack Cashill
    Like just about every other person on the left – save for attorney Alan Dershowitz – Hillary Clinton has actively embraced the falsehoods surrounding the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Not surprisingly, the living symbol of those fictions, Martin’s birth mother, Sybrina Fulton, has endorsed Hillary. “Sybrina, you and all mothers of gun violence victims have taught us hate will never win,” Hillary tweeted last week. “Thinking of you today.” For the last four years, George Zimmerman has struggled under the weight of this agitprop and is openly hostile to those, like Clinton, who profit from it. This week...
  • Hillary Clinton to speak to Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale (SoFL. Protest Opportunity)

    05/21/2016 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 71 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 20, 2016 | Amy Sherman
    When Hillary Clinton speaks to the Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, she will be continuing her groundwork to boost black voter turnout in Florida. Clinton will likely repeat familiar themes of importance to black voters, such as inequalities in the criminal justice system, voting rights, school segregation and gun violence, which helped her crush Bernie Sanders in the Florida primary March 15. ... A recent poll showed Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in Florida, a crucial swing state. A $1,500 minimum donation to the foundation is required to attend Saturday’s dinner, which will be held...
  • Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $120k

    05/18/2016 11:18:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | David K. Li
    The gun used by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to kill unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has sold at auction for over $120,000, according to reports. The last bid on the auction site United Gun Group was for $138,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel. TMZ reported its sources saying the last bid was phony, but that the weapon did sell for over $120,000. Zimmerman’s efforts to hawk the infamous weapon have been hampered by fake bids submitted by those offended by crass sale.
  • User Named ‘Racist McShootFace’ Hijacks Zimmerman Gun Auction, Hikes Up Price to $65 Million

    05/13/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    George Zimmerman‘s gun sale attempt isn’t going very well. After having to move his online auction to a new site once already, the bidding on the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin seems to have been taken over by trolls determined to remind Zimmerman of his infamy. Despite his not-guilty verdict for the death of Martin four years ago, Zimmerman is a pariah to many for his apparent non-regret for the incident, and a myriad of controversial statements from him since then. Zimmerman posted the gun to be sold on United Gun Group, but the auction seems to have been taken...
  • Online auction halted for gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

    05/12/2016 1:34:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/12/16 | ap
    An online auction appears to have been halted for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. ADVERTISEMENT The weapon was removed from the GunBroker.com website Thursday, minutes after the auction was to begin. It was not immediately clear why the website took down the listing. Zimmerman had told Orlando, Florida, TV station WOFL that the pistol was returned to him by the U.S. Justice Department, which took it after he was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death. The auction for the 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol was to begin...
  • Auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin possibly hijacked

    05/13/2016 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 7:36 AM EDT | Frieda Frisaro
    Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin appeared to have been hijacked by fake accounts posting astronomically high bids. At one point early Friday, the bidding surpassed $65 million with the leading bidder using the screen name “Racist McShootFace.” The site later showed that account had been deleted. Other screen names of bidders on the site included “Donald Trump,” “shaniqua bonifa” and “Tamir Rice,” the name of a black 12-year-old who was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014 while playing with a pellet gun. The website...
  • George Zimmerman's Gun Auction

    05/13/2016 4:10:33 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    Zimmerman's Gun Auction is up and running. Bidding at 65,000,000+ at this time.
  • 'Ballad of Trayvon Martin' opening at Philly theater

    05/12/2016 12:52:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    AP ^ | May 11, 2016 | Associated Press
    Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He has wondered about Martin's dreams, his life and the moments before he died.