Trayvon Martin

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Nine years after Trayvon Martin’s killing, hoodies still spark debate
Garment became associated with racist stereotype, prompting some to embrace the hoodie as a statement of ‘racial pride and defiance’

Priya Elan

27, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'It is so much bigger than Trayvon': how bereaved mother Sybrina Fulton fought back
She had a joyful life before the killing of her teenage son, Trayvon Martin, in 2012. Since then, she has been determined to change laws and minds – as an activist, an author and by running for office

Steve Rose

11, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Black Lives Matter's Alicia Garza: ‘Leadership today doesn't look like Martin Luther King’
In seven years, BLM has gone from hashtag to global rallying cry. So why has the co-founder stepped away from the movement she helped create?

Arwa Mahdawi

17, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter: 'I do this because we deserve to live'
Seven years ago Tometi helped to create what is possibly the biggest protest movement in US history. She explains what the critics of BLM get wrong, how her family’s story made her an activist and why she is certain the movement will succeed

Ellen E Jones

24, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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$240 for ‘The Breonna’: outrage as jewelry line uses names of police brutality victims
Jewelry line shuts down after using protest debris to make pieces condemned for profiting from deaths of black people

André Wheeler

10, Sep, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Families of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant on protests: 'White supremacy is on its way out'
Relatives of Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling and other black Americans killed by police describe a brutal road ahead – but some voice hope

Lois Beckett in Oakland

08, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the death of George Floyd: a turning point? | Editorial
Editorial: The nationwide protests following the brutal suffocation of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis could be a defining moment in America’s racial politics

Editorial

01, Jun, 2020 @6:04 PM

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George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family for $100m
Man who was cleared of murdering unarmed black teenager launches lawsuit against family, their lawyer and prosecutors

Richard Luscombe in Miami

04, Dec, 2019 @8:35 PM

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David Lammy on why there’s nothing scary about a black man in a hoodie
Distrust of black men in hoodies is endemic in the UK. A new campaign aims to challenge these views and make visible the individuals underneath

David Lammy

13, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Why the days of 'stand your ground' self-defense laws may be numbered
Momentum is gathering in Florida to roll back laws after the death of Markeis McGlockton during a parking lot dispute

Jamiles Lartey in New Orleans

08, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Rest in Power review – Jay-Z's Trayvon Martin series is a triumph
The ambitious six-part documentary series examines staggering racial injustice in America with skill and packs an almighty punch

Caleb Gayle

30, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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How Jay-Z’s new docuseries on Trayvon Martin exposes America
As a chilling new Netflix series about the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 is released, its directors discuss the historic case that sparked an urgent debate about racism in the US

Steve Rose

28, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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