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Chair of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearings is a Staunch Supporter of the Policy

The man chosen to chair hearings on Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch supporter of the law: “I don’t support changing one damn comma of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. …It would be reactionary and dangerous to make Floridians less safe to pacify uninformed protesters.”

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Will Marissa Alexander be Pardoned?

As controversy surrounding Florida’s Stand Your Ground law persists, much attention has been paid to the shocking case of Marissa Alexander. A growing chorus of voices are calling for her to be pardoned.

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Ebony Magazine Dedicates September Issue to Trayvon Martin w/ Four Covers

Ebony Magazine is dedicating their September issue cover to Trayvon Martin. The magazine will feature four covers honoring the memory of Trayvon Martin. Three covers feature celebrity dads Spike Lee, Dwanye Wade, and Boris Kodjoe posing with their sons in hoodies; the fourth features Trayvon Martin’s family.

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Florida Lawmakers Will Review ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida lawmakers have reportedly agreed to review the state’s dangerous Stand Your Ground laws. Their decisions comes after widespread outcry from community members, celebrities, and political figures; and most notably after weeks of protests from the amazing Dream Defenders.

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T.I. Says If Trayvon Was His Son George Zimmerman Would Be Dead

According to rapper T.I., if Trayvon Martin had been his son George Zimmerman would be dead: “My hat goes off to the Martin family, because if it was me and my child, there wouldn’t have been no trial. I’d have been on trial. It would’ve been the trial of the father who killed the man who killed [his child].”

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George Zimmerman Stopped for Speeding; Had a Gun in the Car

George Zimmerman was pulled over by Texas police officers and managed to survive the ordeal, which is more than we can say about black men who deal with Zimmerman or the police. Of course he had a gun. And of course he asked the officers if they recognized him:

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Rapper Charged w/ Double Homicide After Allegedly Rapping About It

A Virginia rapper named Twain Gotti has been arrested in connection to a double homicide after allegedly rapping about it.

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Guest Post

Don Lemon and Media Violence Against Young Black Men

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Don Lemon’s comments are reminiscent of the media violence that has played out across news broadcast with reports that have called young black men crack babies, predators, dropouts, absentee fathers, and thugs. Reports that have captured the American imagination, and created moral panic.

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Zimmerman Juror Says He ‘Got Away w/ Murder’

Juror B29 – the only minority juror on the George Zimmerman trial – says George Zimmerman “got away with murder,” and that she owes an apology to Trayvon Martin’s family: “I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end.”

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Jay-Z Sounds Off on Zimmerman Verdict: ‘This Guy is a F—ing Mall Cop’

Jay-Z recently sounded off on the George Zimmerman verdict, calling Zimmerman a “f—ing mall cop,” and expressing outrage at the blatant racism surrounding the trial and verdict: “You know, I was really angry about it, you know, that the thing that we all knew that there was still a bit of racism in America, but for it to be so blatant, it was like, if you just ask the question — ask yourself the question — didn’t Trayvon have the right to stand his ground?”

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