This week marks the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin which thrust the small central Florida city of Sanford into the national spotlight.
Thousands of Hispanic, Caribbean and African-American voters across Florida will head to polling precincts starting Saturday to usher in Souls to the Polls Weekend, as the state’s Early Voting period begins.
The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is making charged accusations against his prior employer, claiming state party officials are intentionally trying to keep minority voters away from the polls.
The parents of Trayvon Martin did not express joy on Wednesday after charges against George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed their unarmed teenage son, were announced more than a month after the shooting.
With a major announcement promised in the next three hours by the special prosecutor assigned to the Trayvon Martin death investigation, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin’s parents are urging everyone to remain calm.
If it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed in the death of Trayvon Martin, Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed that the Justice Department will take action.
A march took place Saturday in the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Dozens of rallies are planned across the state to mark the one month anniversary of the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. At the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, where Martin and his mother were members of the congregation, hundreds gathered early in the morning hours to board buses or cars which would take them to the Sanford rally.
It appears Monday will be a big day in Sanford, Fla., where unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman exactly a month ago.
From the Windy City to the Big Apple, members of primarily African-American community churches wore hoodies to services on Sunday as a silent cry for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.