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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)

Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict ‘Questionable,’ But Likely To Be Forgotten

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was “questionable.” But he isn’t sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.

08/25/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington D.C. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Years After King, Marchers Gather Again in D.C.

Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.

08/22/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman, seen during his trial. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool)

A Look At Federal Role In Civil Rights Cases

Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was pronounced “not guilty” in a Florida courtroom, the cry went up.

08/18/2013

President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at NBC Studios on Aug. 6, 2013 in Burbank, Calif. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Trayvon Martin: ‘The System Should Work For Everybody’

BURBANK, Calif. (CBSDC) – President Obama said Tuesday in referencing the Trayvon Martin shooting that “the system should work for everybody”. “Well, I think all of us were troubled by what happened and any of […]

08/07/2013

Oprah: Trayvon Martin Death ‘Same Thing’ As Torture, Murder Of Emmett Till

During an interview promoting her new movie, “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey stated that Trayvon Martin’s death was the “same thing” as the torture and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, which helped ignite the civil rights movement across the country.

08/06/2013

George Zimmerman. (Photo: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Stopped for Speeding in Texas

Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding.

07/31/2013

File photo of the Capitol building. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.

07/31/2013

Tracy Martin, father of slain teen Trayvon Martin  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Slain Boy’s Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys

Trayvon Martin’s father told a crowded Capitol Hill forum on Wednesday that “a statute or amendment” safeguarding young people against the type of circumstances that resulted in his son’s death would be a fitting legacy for his son.

07/24/2013

Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys

The father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be on Capitol Hill for a hearing addressing the challenges faced by African-American boys and men.

07/24/2013

(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

GMU To Offer Class That Examines Trayvon Martin Case

Anyone who keeps up with current events has heard the name “Trayvon Martin” more times than they can count this month. Some George Mason University students will be hearing it even more this fall.

07/23/2013

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