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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.”


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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.


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.