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Kobe Bryant catches heat for Trayvon Martin comment

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:05 pm March 27, 2014 Kobe Bryant is catching heat on Twitter for his comments during a New Yorker interview. 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 a black […]

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George Zimmerman signs autographs at gun show in Orlando

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:32 am March 11, 2014 It appears that George Zimmerman isn’t quite ready to give up his “fame” yet. Despite a highly successful campaign to put a halt to a celebrity fight earlier last month, the former neighborhood watch captain still believes that he is worthy of the spotlight. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner to lead Stand Your Ground protest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:57 pm March 7, 2014 The Rev. Al Sharpton, radio personality Tom Joyner and the parents of slain teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will lead a march and rally against Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The rally is set to take place in Tallahassee on Monday. 

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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am February 27, 2014 It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s […]

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In latest rap song, Rick Ross compares success to Trayvon Martin shooting

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:29 pm February 26, 2014 Rick Ross lost a lucrative deal with Reebok after some questionable lyrics that signaled rape culture and drugging last summer. You would think that he’d learn his lesson. It appears that the Maybach Music rapper is in hot water once again for lyrics appearing on his 6th […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:25 am February 26, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:24 pm February 20, 2014 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 […]

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It’s Finally Over: No George Zimmerman celebrity fight

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:20 pm February 12, 2014 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 […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:02 pm February 5, 2014 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 […]

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In memory of Trayvon on his 19th birthday

By Shantell @shantell_em 10:55 am February 5, 2014 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 […]

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