Trayvon Martin

A prominent conservative magazine has canned a longtime contributing writer, who had a history of authoring racially touchy pieces, after he penned a blatantly racist column for an online Libertarian magazine that urged non-black parents to educate their children to avoid black people. Writer John Derbyshire was axed from the National Review – the legendary […]

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who has been publicly accused but not formally charged in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, is speaking out now on the internet for the first time and soliciting funds to help his defense. On a simply designed website set against the backdrop of an America flag, Zimmerman tells […]

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — If Trayvon Martin’s family sues over his death, they might not target George Zimmerman but instead the homeowners association of the neighborhood where the shooting happened and Zimmerman lived. That’s because if Zimmerman’s claim that he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense is upheld by prosecutors, a judge or a jury, […]

The city of Sanford, Florida is in the headlines as the place where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. But the city is also haunted by racist memories of the past, dating back to the early days of baseball Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson. After Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was sent to train […]

Sybil Wilkes has today’s NEWS headlines

With a secret grand jury slated to convene in less than 24-hours to finally weigh evidence in the Trayvon Martin shooting death, the city of Sanford stood at unease early Monday, as one instance after another simultaneously gave clearer pause and illustration to just how grippingly polarizing the 17-year-old unarmed Florida teen’s senseless and mournful […]

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury will not look into the Trayvon Martin case, a special prosecutor said Monday, leaving the decision of whether to charge the teen’s shooter in her hands alone and eliminating the possibility of a first-degree murder charge. That prosecutor, Angela Corey, said her decision had no bearing on whether […]

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News has fired a producer for editing a recording of George Zimmerman’s call to police the night he shot Trayvon Martin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday. The person was not authorized to talk about the situation publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The […]

Black Tulsans were reportedly breathing more easily late Sunday, after police charged a pair of white suspects with randomly murdering three black men in the African American community and shooting two more. Those arrests have perhaps brought a measure of hope for justice to African-Americans nationwide. Many, if not most, have been on edge since […]