stand your ground

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He has wondered about Martin’s dreams, his life and the moments before he died. Maharaj […]

Settlement reached in case of unarmed black woman killed by homeowner on his porch http://t.co/B8R3tl5p0F — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 15, 2015 The family of…

As family mourn the loss of Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s son, plans are being made for his funeral service. According to the White…

In a newly released video, George Zimmerman — the former neighborhood watchman acquitted of murder in 2013 — blames President Obama for stirring racial tensions…

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The decision, announced in the waning days of Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure, resolves a case that focused on self-defense gun laws and […]

We’re so happy that Marissa Alexander made it home and while she is on house arrest, there’s nothing more important to the mother of three…

We have all gotten to know Marissa Alexander as a Black mother of two from Florida who fired a warning shot at her abusive husband…

You may not remember her name, but you remember the incident. In 2012, out of Jacksonville, Florida, Marissa Alexander held a gun that she shot…

Unfortunately, there’s bad news for Marissa Alexander. A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing, finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s so-called Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively, according to a report from Salon: The law allows a person to fire without […]

Remember Rachel Jeantel? It’s kind of hard to forget the then 19-year-old as she was a key witness in the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen that was killed by George Zimmerman. A year after Zimmerman’s acquittal, Jeantel surprisingly blames herself for the outcome that let her friend’s killer walk free. She sat down with […]

A 44-year-old Jacksonville woman who admits to shooting and killing her husband is standing behind Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law as the reason why she pulled the trigger. News4Jax says: Callie Adams told Jacksonville police in 2011 that she shot her husband, Rodney Adams, two times during a fight inside their car because Adams […]

Not everyone agrees with Kobe Bryant’s views regarding support for Trayvon Martin. And Dwayne Wade knows this. Rather than come down on the man he calls “Kob,” Wade simply has a respectful “difference of opinion” with his friend regarding the photo his team, the Miami Heat, took in support of the slain teen in 2012. […]