Roland Martin talks to Attorney Daryl Parks about the shooting death of Corey Jones, the Florida man who was killed by a plain clothes police after approaching him in an unmarked 15 seat passenger van. Parks is part of the legal team along with Attorney Benjamin Crump. “It’s three o’clock in the morning. The cop never […]

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On Friday, Circuit Judge James H. Daniel denied Marissa Alexander’s request for a new Stand Your Ground hearing to seek immunity from prosecution under the law for…

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC and three reporters, saying the former neighborhood watch leader failed to show the network acted with malice. Judge Debra Nelson said the malice standard was appropriate because Zimmerman became a public figure after he shot 17-year-old […]

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The judge in George Zimmerman’s defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is scheduled to hear arguments on a request by the media company to toss the case. A hearing has been set for June 19, reports the AP. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman was acquitted of […]

  In this edition of 3 Things You Should Know,  Jeff Johnson lets us know instead of Florida removing the “Stand Your Ground” law, they are trying to…

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Florida’s legislative committee took a major step toward clarifying the state’s heavily debated “Stand Your Ground“ self-defense law approving some restrictions on its use and further clarifying that the statute does not permit ‘vigilantism’ by neighborhood watch activists. The Florida Current is reporting four major changes: — It requires city and county police agencies to […]

As a co-host for Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton, a nationally syndicated radio show, I have been asked on a few occasions why Sharpton, perhaps the nation’s foremost civil rights activist, is still marching after all these years. Last week, I offered an inquisitive listener a simple, three-word response to his question: Stand […]

03/05/14- Reverend Al Sharpton encourages people to participate in the “Stand Your Ground” rally happening in Tallahassee, Florida on March 10, 2014. For more information about the event, visit here.

02/26/14- On the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin‘s death, Reverend Al Sharpton reminds us that until the “Stand Your Ground” law is repealed, justice will not be served for teens like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. For iPhone users:

02/26/14- Pastor Michael Bledsoe, of Riverside Baptist Church in Washington DC, joined Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss the open letter he penned challenging White Christians in Florida to stand up against the unjustified deaths of black teens in the state. Bledsoe asserts, “Christ calls his leaders to be fearless and loved, […]

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Black community leaders are taking a stand against the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. On March 10, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida, leaders across the country including Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network are gathering in the Sunshine State to rally and a hold a prayer vigil in protest of SYG. Sharpton will also […]

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Earlier this week, I wrote a column about how black parents are talking to their sons about race in America after the murders of Black teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, both gunned down in Florida by white men who claimed self-defense under the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground laws. While it’s necessary to have […]