President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Read more – http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/res-obama-marks-3rd-anniversary-of.html
Justice Department officials met with Martin’s family today, and were told that they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/george-zimmerman-will-not-face-federal.html
Why the tragic murders of Trayvon Martin and Christopher Lane are not the same.
Sadly some conservative talking heads like Glenn Beck have tried to inject race into the tragic death of Christopher Lane. They have done this although authorities says all evidence points to a thrill killing. They are asking why Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not getting involved. That very questions shows that they have no idead what the Trayvon Martin case was all about for many African Americans. Here are my reasons as to why the two cases are very different. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/08/why-tragic-murders-of-trayvon-martin.html
Here is a current list of cities participating in the Justice For Trayvon Day rallies across the United States as 5:30 PM ET on Wednesday 07/17/2013. Check back for updates.If you know of any cities not listed please add them in the comments box.
Attorney General Eric Holder made remarks about George Zimmerman’s acquittal during a speech to the predominantly African-American Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Howard University. Watch the video of that speech here: http://aareports.com/2013/07/eric-holder-comments-on-george.html
Judge denies trial delay and bars some evidence in Zimmerman trial
A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that George Zimmerman’s defense team cannot mention Trayvon Martin’s suspension from school, prior marijuana use, text messages or past fighting during opening statements at next month’s trial.
Florida police sergeant fired for having Trayvon Martin shooting targets
A Florida police sergeant was fired for possessing several so-called Trayvon Martin shooting targets, authorities said Saturday. Read more: http://aareports.com/2013/04/florida-police-sergeant-fired-for.html