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New Black Panther Party offers $10,000 reward for George Zimmerman

A black political group offered a $10,000 reward Saturday for the killer of an African-American teenager, amid a nationwide uproar which has prompted a rethink of America’s race issues. The New Black Panther Party displayed a wanted poster on its website with a picture of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Trayvon…

Zimmerman’s lawyer: Trayvon Martin broke my client’s nose

Craig Sonner, the attorney for George Zimmerman, revealed a new allegation into the Trayvon Martin case Friday evening that, claiming his client suffered injuries at the hands of the slain 17-year-old. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sonner was asked if he could identify any injuries Zimmerman suffered on…

George Zimmerman expelled from Seminole State College

The accused gunman in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin has been asked not to return to Seminole State College, where he is currently enrolled, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. The Sentinel quotes college officials as saying, “Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving…

Sanford police chief hit with ‘no confidence’ vote over Martin murder

The police chief in Sanford, Florida has officially lost the confidence of local officials, following a close vote Wednesday night at the city commission. City commissioners voted 3-2 on Wednesday night in favor of “no confidence” in Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. for his handling of an investigation into the…

New Yorkers hold Million Hoodie March in honor of slain teen

Thousands gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a “Million Hoodie March” to show their support for Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was recently gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante. “My heart is in pain,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the crowd. “But to see the support of…

Trayvon Martin’s shooter accused of past domestic violence

Court documents obtained by The Orlando Sentinel Wednesday afternoon reveal domestic violence allegations surrounding George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Records show that Zimmerman’s ex-fiancé filed a petition against him for allegedly pushing her in her home after insisting he leave in August 2005.…

Trayvon Martin and the fatal history of American racism

Kevin Powell: Every incident like the shooting of Trayvon Martin has its random elements. But the pattern of tragedy upon tragedy is inescapable I am Trayvon Martin. So are you. And so is any human being who has ever felt cornered, in a dark and desolate alley, between life and death.…

If Every Man Protects His Castle, Everyone Else Is A Serf

America loves paranoia.  We’re a country fascinated with ghosts and the paranormal, mind-reading and angels. A long streak of extensive conspiracy theories dots our national landscape: the JFK assassination, Obama’s birth certificate, the “real story” behind 9/11, Freemasons, a dozen different Jewish plots, and so on. Richard Hofstadter wrote about…

Multiple reasons to arrest George Zimmerman

Of all the stories that I’ve only been half-following because of SXSW, the one that frustrates me the most is the case of George Zimmerman, who, by most reasonable accounts, chased down a 17-year-old kid walking back from the store with candy and a drink and shot him in cold…

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend recalls final conversation before shooting

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend told ABC News late Monday night her final phone conversation with him before he was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The girl, whose parents requested not to make her name public, was questioned by the Martin family’s attorney Benjamin Crump and described that her…

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