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People march in Washington on July 19, 2013 during a demonstration against the acquittal of George Zimmermann in the killing of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Attorney: US ‘Almost Retarded When It Comes To Dealing With Race’

When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in silent understanding.

07/20/2013

Text of President Barack Obama's statement Friday following the acquittal last weekend of George Zimmerman by a Florida jury in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as transcribed by Federal News Service. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Full Text Of Obama’s Statement On Zimmerman Verdict Aftermath

Text of President Barack Obama’s statement Friday following the acquittal last weekend of George Zimmerman by a Florida jury in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as transcribed by Federal News Service.

07/19/2013

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Obama Talks Race Relations in Remarks About Trayvon Martin

President Barack Obama says black Americans feel pain after the Trayvon Martin verdict because of a “history that doesn’t go away.”

07/19/2013

File photo of Barack Obama taken in 2006. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Time as State Senator Offers Clues on Feelings About Trayvon Martin Case

Barack Obama’s efforts as an Illinois state senator offer some of the clearest clues as to how America’s first black president feels about an issue that’s polarizing a nation roiled by the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

07/18/2013

Witness Rachel Jeantel testifying during George Zimmerman's murder trial June 27, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.  (credit: Jacob Langston/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Friend Gets Scholarship Offer

While some looked at murder trial witness Rachel Jeantel and saw either a defiant young woman or a victim, Tom Joyner looked at her and saw potential.

07/18/2013

Witness Rachel Jeantel smiles towards the end of her testimony during George Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, June 27, 2013. (Photo credit: Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel)

Trayvon Martin’s Friend Gets a Scholarship Offer

Syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner is offering help in attending college to the young woman who was the last to speak to Trayvon Martin.

07/17/2013

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Stevie Wonder Won’t Sing in Fla. After Zimmerman Verdict

Stevie Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states with a “stand your ground” law.

07/16/2013

File photo of the Rev. Al Sharpton. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton to Lead ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Rallies in 100 cities

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

07/16/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

On Martin Case, Obama Shifts from Passion to Calm

When President Barack Obama addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain teen. His commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation’s first black president.

07/16/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI's criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

AG Calls Martin Killing An ‘Unnecessary Shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal charges are warranted.

07/15/2013

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