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George Zimmerman agrees to celebrity boxing match

George Zimmerman — the former self proclaimed neighborhood watchman acquitted of murdering unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin — has signed up to take part in a celebrity boxing match.

Op-Ed: George Zimmerman-teen killer, neighborhood watchmen, now artist

Sanford - George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in Florida in February 2012, but was acquitted in 2013, is in the news again, this time for posting his art work on EBay.

Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman arrested

Months after his acquittal this summer for the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman returns to the spotlight yet again.

Op-Ed: Black-face Trayvon Martin costume stuns the Internet

Sanford - A picture of two young guys and a female has gone viral and caused outrage around the World Wide Web. Why? The image features one man as a black-faced representative of Trayvon Martin, as a Halloween 2013 joke.

Op-Ed: Stand Your Ground — Outrage and irony

Tallahassee - The people who were so vociferous about the Trayvon Martin case are strangely silent about others, but does Marissa Alexander deserve twenty years in gaol?

Op-Ed: The Shellie Zimmerman traveling divorce tour hits the Today Show

New York - It's rather difficult for the dispassionate observer to find someone to root for in the divorce proceedings between Shellie Zimmerman and her maybe, but might not be, abusive acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin, husband George.

Video: Jamie Foxx speaks at March on Washington anniversary

Actor/singer Jamie Foxx gave a powerful speech at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington of the March on Washington Wednesday. He explained why he took an interest in social activism and he believes today's black celebrities should as well.

For George Zimmerman's family, security remains 'great concern'

George Zimmerman, the man found not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter for shooting and killing teen Trayvon Martin, has a family that remains uneasy. His brother, Robert, says security continues to be a great concern for their entire family.

NYC Council passes Community Safety Act, overrides Mayor's veto Special 

In an historic vote today, a proposal to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act passed the New York City Council.

Judge rules NYPD violated rights, cites Trayvon Martin case

New York - Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy has been in violation of individuals’ constitutional rights Monday, Aug. 12.

L.A. protest on Trayvon:'Our boys and girls have a right to live' Special

Los Angeles - Following a unanimous L. A. City Council resolution calling for a civil rights investigation into George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, Angelinos again rallied, demanding Zimmerman be jailed for what many Angelinos see as a cold-blooded murder

NAACP introduces 'Trayvon's Law'

The 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has led to various rallies, boycotts, and even songs. Now, the NAACP is leading the way in an effort to force legal changes across the United States in an attempt to prevent another similar situation.

Rapper T.I. on George Zimmerman: 'I would've killed him'

Rapper T.I. gives credit to Trayvon Martin's family for how calm they've been regarding the fact that George Zimmerman killed their son.

Op-Ed: A History of Violence

The controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin case highlights an unresolved problem linked to race and power in the United States.

Op-Ed: 'George Zimmerman got away with murder,' so says Juror B29

"One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."

Juror B29 talks: George Zimmerman 'can't get away from God'

One of six jurors in the George Zimmerman trial spoke today for the first time since the verdict and said that Zimmerman got away with murder. She considered making it a hung jury but in the end she decided the evidence for a conviction wasn't there.

Ted Nugent: Stevie Wonder 'brain dead', Trayvon 'dope-smoking'

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent has reacted to Stevie Wonder's decision to boycott Florida after the Zimmerman verdict, by describing Wonder as "brain dead" and the slain African-American teenager Trayvon Martin as a "dope-smoking hoodlum."

Op-Ed: The devil's right hand — America's insane gun culture

The recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed Trayvon Martin was played out as a race issue. The real issue is something entirely different.

Op-Ed: Don't let knee-jerk hysteria kill sensible laws

Yesterday, I posted a synopsis of my general thoughts on the public’s outrage over the George Zimmerman trial and verdict. Today, my focus is on a more specific but related issue: Florida’s "controversial" “stand your ground law”.

Op-Ed: Following Zimmerman verdict, outrage misguided

In a post yesterday, I referred to widespread social outrage over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial as “misguided consternation.” Today I thought I would write a more detailed explanation of my thoughts on the topic.

Op-Ed: Trayvon Martin — Imbeciles and exploiters

Many people have spoken out on the death of Trayvon Martin before and after the trial of George Zimmerman. Some should have kept their mouths shut.

Op-Ed: Obama focuses on 'black' crime in Zimmerman speech

Washington - President Barack Obama spoke in depth on the Zimmerman verdict Friday. There was inordinate silence in the interim, and his speech was not voluntary.

Op-Ed: Let’s have that conversation about racism

People across the United States are hot under the collar these days, and not just because of record high temperatures. No, they are letting off steam over last week’s acquittal of George Zimmerman by a Florida jury.

More protests over George Zimmerman verdict, 17 arrests near L.A.

The protests over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial continue nightly in California and though most is peaceful some arrests were made in Victorville, 85 miles north of L.A., last night. The L.A. Times reports police made 17 arrests there.

Review: The dumb middle class white girl who is NOT Trayvon Martin

Since the media circus in Sanford, Florida, a number of polemical videos have appeared on YouTube by people who are NOT Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman verdict: Ivy League prof, 'American god, white racist'

An associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Religious Studies, Anthea Butler, has drawn fierce criticism after a post to an online magazine, the Religious Dispatches, in which she said "the American god" is a "white racist."

Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel offered a full ride to college

Rachel Jeantel, the friend who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night George Zimmerman killed him, has been offered a full ride scholarship to college.

Op-Ed: Media fans flames of injustice in Trayvon Martin tragedy

Some people feel media gave the tragedy of Trayvon Martin and the trial of the man who shot him, George Zimmerman, a circus-like atmosphere. That news organizations fanned the flames of injustice to create a greater spectacle for their own good.

Zimmerman family expresses concern over phones being tapped

Amidst a huge scandal over the NSA and domestic spying, George Zimmerman's family is concerned that their phones are being tapped.

14 arrests in protests over George Zimmerman verdict in L.A.

What started as a peaceful protest in L.A. on Monday night over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial turned into some ugly scenes. Most protesters stayed peaceful but some went on a spree of damaging property and blocking freeway traffic.
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Miami Herald reporter Deborah Acosta responding to comments taking tweets out of context.
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Trayvon Martin: New photos deepen online controversy
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Trayvon Martin - Million Hoodies March in Los Angeles
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Packing his concealed 9mm pistol, a self-appointed watchman George Zimmerman, shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
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Halloween blackface Trayon, with blood
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Dr. Richard Land on CNN saying Need to be 'careful not to rush to judgment' in Trayvon Martin case
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Bernie de la Rionda in full flow during his closing speech.
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Demonstrators seeking justice for Trayvon Martin
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Protesters holding signs at the Trayvon Martin Protest Student Rally at the Criminal Justice Building in Sanford at 9am on Monday, March 19, 2012
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George Zimmerman (middle) in court with his lawyer on April 12  2012
George Zimmerman (middle) in court with his lawyer on April 12, 2012
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Packing his concealed 9mm pistol, a self-appointed watchman George Zimmerman, shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin (right)
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Rally for Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012
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Packing his concealed 9mm pistol, a self-appointed watchman George Zimmerman, shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin (right)
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