MIAMI — Florida is among 21 states with a “Stand Your Ground Law,” which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat during a fight. The self-defense law helps explain why a neighborhood watch captain has not been arrested in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager. RELATED: Check Out Our Full […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida told hundreds of people at a march in his memory on Wednesday that they won’t stop until they get justice for him. RELATED: Trayvon’s Parents Support Friend’s Account Of Final Phone Call “My son […]

In an op-ed for Clutch Magazine, Newsone Contributing Editor, Kirsten West Savali, discusses the meme that has emerged in the wake of the vigilante-style execution of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which pits factions of the Black community against each other over the relevance and appropriateness of shifting the conversation away from Trayvon’s murder in favor of […]

To raise awareness about the #millionhoodies march in memory of Trayvon Martin and general online campaign I’ve posted the picture you see to the left on my social networks. This was the response on one of them: [NAME REDACTED]: This guy IS suspicious. I would totally purse clutch and traffic dodge to avoid and I’m […]

Trayvon Martin‘s family thought their son was missing.  Despite Trayvon having a cell phone on him that had his family’s phone numbers in it, the police made no effort to notify his parents that he had been brutally shot and murdered in the neighborhood complex where his father lived.  Instead he was taken by the […]

On Tuesday, ABC News broke the news that a final phone call between slain teenager Trayvon Martin and a 16-year-old female friend took place just minutes before neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman killed him, after a supposed confrontation. While there isn’t any official audio of the call, Trayvon’s parents stood behind the friend’s account, stating […]

George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead in his Sanford, Florida neighborhood, possibly referred to him and blacks as ‘f**kin’ coons‘ before killing him. SEE ALSO: Slain Black Youth Who Galvanized The Nation Idaho White Supremacist Runs County Sheriff ‘Like’ Our NewsOne FB Page To Stay On Top Of Black America’s Most […]

SANFORD, Fla. — After declaring victories in getting federal and state officials to investigate the case of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain, civil rights leaders continued to pressure authorities to make an arrest. At a town hall meeting Tuesday evening in Sanford, Fla., where the fatal shooting of […]

Trayvon Martin’s murder has inspired a call for a ‘Million Hoody March’ in New York City on Wednesday, March 21st in Union Square from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. SEE ALSO: Black Militia Looking For Trayvon Martin’s Shooter Was Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground Law’ License To Kill Trayvon Martin? For more information on the Million […]

By Rhonda Swan George Zimmerman is a free man, despite putting Trayvon Martin six feet under, because Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature has an incestuous relationship with the NRA. The volunteer night watchman for the Retreat at Twin Lakes townhome development in Sanford, Florida claims he killed the unarmed black teen in self-defense. The state’s Stand Your […]

As the case of Trayvon Martin continues to gain even more national media attention, new details surrounding the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old in a Florida suburb last month have emerged. It appears that Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman aggressively pursued Martin and cornered him, according to a female friend of the slain teen. RELATED: […]

News that the Obama Administration is going to step in to investigate the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was music to the ears of millions of concerned citizens around the world.  Martin, who was killed under peculiar circumstances by a self-appointed night watchman (George Zimmerman), was unarmed at the time of his death. There […]