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#HoodiesUp: Planned Actions on Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

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By Diamond 11:44 am February 26, 2015 Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. He was gunned down in 2012 by George Zimmerman in a residential development in Sanford, Florida. This week, the Department of Justice announced that they would not press federal civil charges against Zimmerman. From Colorines: One of the organizations […]

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Breaking: No Federal Charges to Be Filed in Trayvon Martin’s Death

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By Diamond 2:22 pm February 24, 2015 From ABC News: While the public waits for a Justice Department announcement over two separate investigations spurred by the summer shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the department is going to first announce its findings in the killing of Trayvon Martin. ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified […]

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Trayvon Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton graduates from college

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm December 22, 2014 Jahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Fulton, 22, has made the best of his life since losing his brother in 2012. 

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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Dream Defenders launch bulletproof vest campaign for kids in protest of Stand Your Ground laws

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:57 pm October 31, 2014 The Florida-based activist group Dream Defenders has launched a bulletproof vest campaign for children in protest of Stand Your Ground legislation in the state. The group, which formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, has taken on causes largely related to gun violence. 

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Officials: civil rights charges against George Zimmerman unlikely

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:58 am October 3, 2014 It is unlikely that the Justice Department will bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The news comes in response to allegations that the killing was racially motivated. 

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Man says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:15 pm September 12, 2014 Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman. According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. 

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Rachel Jeantel blames self for Zimmerman verdict

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:30 am July 14, 2014 A little over a year ago, the world met Rachel Jeantel. The friend of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took the stand during the George Zimmerman trial, and her testimony became more famous than her facts. Now, the 20-year-old is speaking out, and blames herself for the way the verdict […]

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Update: Dwyane Wade responds to Kobe Bryant’s comments about Trayvon Martin

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:05 am April 2, 2014 Last week, Kobe Bryant sparked criticism for his comments about the Miami Heat’s “rushed” support of Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered in February 2012 when returning home from a convenience store. He was found to be unarmed, and was wearing a hoodie. The Miami Heat […]

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Update: Kobe Bryant responds to criticism of Trayvon Martin comments

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:43 am March 28, 2014 NBA star Kobe Bryant has responded to criticism that followed comments he made about the Miami Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin. In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of […]

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