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Chicago’s Goodman Theater to honor Trayvon Martin with 10 short plays

Today marks two years since Trayvon Martin’s life was tragically cut short. In honor of the slain teen, Chicago’s Goodman Theater will stage a night of short plays about the killing. 

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‘HOODIES UP!’ march to take protest of day of Trayvon Martin death

Residents, activists and community members will participate in the “HOODIES UP!: 2 years of Outrage & Remembrance” event on Wednesday February 26th in honor of slain teen Trayvon Martin. The nationwide rally takes place on the very day that Martin was fatally shot by former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of […]

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It’s Finally Over: No George Zimmerman celebrity fight

After days of deliberation, promoters have decided to cancel the celebrity boxing match featuring former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman became known for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. How killing someone translates into celebrity status remains unknown. The highly publicized fight set to take place next month was cancelled after promoter […]

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DMX to fight George Zimmerman in celebrity boxing match, series of petitions against it created

A series of petitions have been created  in hopes of putting an end to George Zimmerman’s time in the spotlight. The petitions come on the heels of an announcement from the even’t promoters that rapper DMX was selected as Zimmerman’s opponent. The petitions, started by Los Angeles resident Janet Dickerson and Chicago blogger Rae Kae call for […]

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In memory of Trayvon on his 19th birthday

Almost two years later and my tears are still full of sadness, confusion and anger. I’m pissed off. Pissed off that another human being was killed; the privilege of having a long fulfilling life stripped away from him at such a young age. Pissed off that a young black man’s life was tragically cut short. […]

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George Zimmerman to box DMX in celebrity match

It appears that an opponent has been selected to go up against George Zimmerman for next month’s celebrity boxing match. Rapper DMX was selected out of more than 15,000 emailed requests received. 

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‘Bloody Trayvon Martin’ added to church nativity scene

Take a look at Claremont United Methodist Church’s nativity scene and you’ll notice an addition that usually isn’t housed in the traditional layout. The California church has decided to include a statue of Trayvon Martin, draped in a hoodie with a stream of blood pouring from his chest onto a straw-covered floor. 

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Parents of Trayvon Martin to write book about slain son

The parents of Trayvon Martin are planning to write a book about their son. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s book will shed more light on their son’s character, and explore their own reactions to his death.

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Princeton University jazz composer inspires with ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

The composer of Princeton University’s orchestra has created a ballad in Trayvon Martin’s memory. Anthony D.J. Branker, who will celebrate his 25th year as Princeton’s founder and director of the program in jazz studies, composed the piece of music after being “moved to the core” upon hearing about Trayvon’s death.

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Family sues Spike Lee for tweeting wrong address for George Zimmerman

The family residing at the address Spike Lee tweeted shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict is suing the famous director.David and Elaine McClain claim that Lee was so filled with hate that he put the wrong address on social media, placing the elderly couple in harm’s way.

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