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Parents upset at approved Trayvon Martin Day

Parents at a Pittsburgh high school were upset at an approved school theme in honor of Trayvon Martin. The Carrick High School homecoming committee and school voted to allow the theme as part of the school’s spirit week.

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Admits To Having Doubts

The wife of George Zimmerman has admitted that she has doubts about what really happened the night that Trayvon Martin was killed. The revelation came out in an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer.

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NAACP Partners With Young Activists To Combat “Stand Your Ground Laws”

Activism does not have an age restriction, and a group of young activists in Florida are proving that statement to be true. The Dream Defenders have teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to combat the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws that exist in the country.

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Bill O’Reilly: Trayvon Martin Died Because He Looked “Gangsta”

If you’ve ever seen “The O’Reilly Factor,” you’d swear that Bill O’Reilly doesn’t like black people.Here’s one more thing that could confirm that notion, or at the very least solidify his ignorance. His argument is that Trayvon Martin died because he looked like a “gangsta.”

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Zimmerman Trial Medical Examiner to File Lawsuit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:44 am September 11, 2013 With his recent arrest and his wife filing for divorce, George Zimmerman has remained in the news. Now, the medical examiner who was involved in the Zimmerman trial is grabbing headlines. Shiping Bao intends to file a $100M lawsuit, claiming the prosecution and others involved in the […]

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Shellie Zimmerman Offers Apology to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:07 pm August 29, 2013 Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been in the news recently. She faced perjury charges, which she received one year probation for after striking a deal. In an interview Zimmerman talked about the charges, and offered a message to Trayvon Martin’s parents: “I’m so deeply […]

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NAACP Petitions Justice Department to Charge Zimmerman for Violating Trayvon Martin’s Civil Rights

The NAACP says it plans to turn over a petition with over a million signatures, calling on the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights .

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Zimmerman to Ask Florida Court to Pay Legal Expenses

By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:46 am August 27, 2013 George Zimmerman is a free man and because of that, he may be entitled to having legal expenses from his trial paid for. From the Orlando Sentinel: Because Zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs, minus the biggest one: the fee […]

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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable,” and expressing worry that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

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Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelming Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

Florida lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly against holding a special session to strike down the “Stand Your Ground” law. 108 legislators voted against the session; only 47 voted for it.

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