The Florida A&M Rattlers have named Trayvon Martin‘s father, Tracy Martin, an honorary captain for the upcoming season. Martin spoke to the team during practice on Sunday, August 11, 2013 and he will also perform the pregame coin toss at the season opener versus Mississippi Valley State on Sept 1. “He had some inspiring words […]

Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton are the parents of Trayvon Martin, and the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman for murdering their unarmed son left…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of Trayvon Martin has joined an effort by members of Congress to focus more attention on issues disproportionately affecting black men and boys. Tracy Martin was appearing Wednesday before a forum convened by black lawmakers to discuss high unemployment, incarceration, racial profiling and other challenges faced by black men and […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hours after President Barack Obama delivered remarks about Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego. Foxx was at the massive pop culture convention to promote his role as the villain Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin‘s parents plan to participate in separate vigils Saturday. Martin’s mother and her son, Sabrina and Jahvaris Fulton, will join Al Sharpton outside New York Police Department headquarters. Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, is set to be at a similar event at a federal courthouse in Miami. Sharpton’s National Action Network is […]

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin made the morning-show rounds today, speaking out for the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing their unarmed son, Trayvon Martin. The two were somber and resigned in their appearances on “CBS This Morning,” “Good Morning America” and “Today,” repeatedly expressing their shock at the verdict and indicating […]

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge said Thursday that jurors in the George Zimmerman case can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, but she delayed ruling on whether they may also consider third-degree murder after defense attorneys called the proposal “outrageous.” Prosecutor Richard Mantei argued that instructions for third-degree murder should be included on the […]

I believe Tracy Martin. In an emotional testimony Monday, Martin took the witness stand in the trial of George Zimmerman, the self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain accused of murdering Martin’s unarmed son, Travyon, on a rainy night in Sanford, Florida last year. Zimmerman’s attorneys called Martin to the stand after a law enforcement officer testified Monday […]

Friday night Trayvon Martin‘s stepmother, Alicia Stanley spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. However, some think it may not have been a good idea. That’s because she told Cooper that even though she’s convinced George Zimmerman’s guilty, personally she doesn’t believe that he picked Trayvon out because he was black. The interview was emotional and when […]

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The first week of George Zimmerman‘s second-degree murder trial closed Friday. At the start of the week, prosecutors and defense attorneys outlined their cases for the jury of six women. Then prosecutors began putting on their case. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty. He has said he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin […]

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — In testy exchanges, George Zimmerman‘s defense attorney insinuated that the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin shortly before he was fatally shot was not believable because of inconsistencies in her story. But 19-year-old Rachel Jeantel held firm in her testimony about what she heard over the phone […]

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman‘s defense attorney asked a pool of 40 potential jurors on Thursday whether they truly believed a defendant was innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the first time the defense has questioned those who made it to the second round of jury selection. Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said […]