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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

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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

(Photo credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/POOL)

Officials: Zimmerman Helped 4 Out of Wrecked SUV

Officials say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

07/22/2013

File photo of Sen. John McCain. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain Urges State Legislatures To Review ‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Laws

Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor’s office, the jury’s verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation’s stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

07/21/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on the Trayvon Martin case during remarks in the White House briefing room on July 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

AP: Obama Bares ‘Black Self’ In Trayvon Martin Speech

Something in President Barack Obama’s voice caught Gregory C. Ellison’s ear. It was fleeting, subtle, and easy to miss — unless you’re a black man, too.

07/20/2013

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