Death of Trayvon Martin

SANFORD, FL - JUNE 24: George Zimmerman arrives with his wife Shellie, on the 11th day of his trial in Seminole circuit court June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman’s Wife Says He Is ‘Selfish’

After seven years of marriage, Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, filed for divorce Thursday and said in an interview that doesn’t think she “ever really knew him [her husband] at all.”

09/06/2013

Shellie Zimmerman Mugshot

George Zimmerman’s Wife To “Think About” Staying Married

Shellie Zimmerman, in an interview, said that she has to “think about” staying married to George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in July for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

08/29/2013

Parents of Trayvon Martin handed out school supplies to children in need in Opa-locka. (Source: CBS4)

Parents Of Trayvon Martin Hand-Out School Supplies To Children In Opa-Locka

Trayvon Martin’s parents spent Friday giving out backpacks and school supplies to kids who need them. They’re giving back through the Trayvon Martin Foundation created in memory of their son.

08/16/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Protesters Plan Vote Drive, But Stay Put In Capitol

The “People’s Session,” a mock legislative session put-on by the protesters still upset with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, is over but the protesters still don’t plan on leaving the hallway near Scott’s office—and they have also established a new goal.

08/09/2013

Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton, left, and Tracy Martin during the George Zimmerman trial.(Photo by Jacob Langston-Pool/Getty Images)

Martin’s Parents Taking No Stance On Proposed Florida Boycott

Ever since the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the ex-neighborhood watch who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, several people, including some big name celebrities, have boycotted Florida. The parents of Martin, however, said Friday that they are taking no stance on the proposed boycott.

08/02/2013

US entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte poses in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2011, next to a poster of  "Sing Your Song," the HBO documentary film about the life and career of Belafonte. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Harry Belafonte Joins Florida Capitol Protesters

Harry Belafonte, sometimes referred to as the “King of Calypso,” has joined the protesters who have not—and say they will not—leave Florida’s Capitol until Governor Scott calls a special session to review the state’s self-defense laws.

07/26/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald)

Florida’s DJJ Secretary Meets With Protesters In Capitol

About a week after student protesters have situated themselves in a hallway at the state Capitol, Governor Scott, after listening to the protesters last Thursday, asked Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters to meet with the activists Monday.

07/23/2013

Trayvon Rally

“Justice For Trayvon” Rally Held In Miami

In prayer and song, hundreds demonstrated in front of the Federal Courthouse in Miami Saturday as part of the 100 city “Justice For Trayvon” rallies.

07/20/2013

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

“Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Planned This Weekend Nationwide

The national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, will take place this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of charges in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Martin.

07/19/2013

President Barack Obama (R) announces the creation of an interagency task force for guns as Vice President Joseph Biden listens in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls For “Soul-Searching” In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict

Since George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin claiming self-defense, was acquitted of charges last Saturday, Stevie Wonder boycotted performances in Florida, Al Sharpton called for vigils in 100 cities nationwide, students protesters slept for a third night in the Florida Capitol building hallway, and the list goes on and on. Now, President Obama has spoken about the trial’s verdict.

07/19/2013

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