Trayvon Martin

BLM paid co-founder’s baby daddy 4 times more than Trayvon Martin foundation

Black Lives Matter paid the co-founder’s baby daddy almost five times the amount the group doled out to the Trayvon Martin Foundation — a charity honoring the black youth whose 2012 death spearheaded the movement. Patrisse Cullors, the former executive director and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, paid a company owned by Damon Turner $969,459 for “live production, design and media,” according to the group’s latest filings to the IRS. Turner’s for-profit company, which sells $145 sweatshirts on its web site and solicits donations for “the movement,” received the second highest payout the group made in fiscal...
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Westerly Sun

Letter: Did Trayvon Martin really change anything?

The headline of the bottom brief on the Nation & World page in The Sun on Feb. 25 read: “Trayvon Martin, 10 years later: Teen’s death changes nation.”. Really? Other than popularizing the hoodie term beyond a death shroud, what change is this? Repulsed nation? Energized? Disgusted? Sounds right, but change? It was just another code red to me with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Aubrey agreeing,if only they could. Yeah and Mr. Obama’s presidential election (twice!) changed race relations too, with Black people earning the same 30% less than whites earn BT (Before Trayvon) and AT (After Trayvon).
South Florida Times

Trayvon Martin 10th anniversary: A look at the primary players

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Trayvon Martin was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida, when the 17-year-old Black teen was fatally shot Feb. 26, 2012, during a confrontation with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman claimed selfdefense and was later acquitted during a jury trial. Martin was unarmed. His death fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement just a couple years later.

Fat Joe remembers Trayvon Martin

Grammy-nominated recording artist Fat Joe remembers how the death of Trayvon Martin galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement and motivated him to be more active and speak out on social justice — both locally and nationally.
Indiana Gazette

Trayvon Martin is still making America confront its original sin

“One of the most important things that came out of this tragedy was the activation of an entire new generation of civil rights leaders.”. That was part of what President Barack Obama told The New York Times when we asked him what the killing of Trayvon Martin, 10 years ago Saturday, meant for the United States, the movement for civil rights and for him personally.

Sybrina Fulton Writes Essay Ten Years After Son Trayvon Martin’s Death

Sybrina Fulton has written a new essay, Trayvon: Ten Years Later A Mother’s Essay, published by Amazon Original Stories, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, on February 1 and available free for Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members, and for sale for Kindle and as an Audible audiobook narrated by Fulton (available for free to those who purchase the Kindle edition). Fulton, of Miami Gardens, Florida, is also the author of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin (Random House), and cofounded the Trayvon Martin Foundation with Tracy Martin.

Trayvon Martin remembered on 10th anniversary of his death

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Trayvon Martin was remembered at an event in New York City on Saturday, the 10th anniversary of his death in Florida. Trayvon, a Black teenager, was visiting his family members in a gated community in Sanford in 2012 when he was fatally shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin: The boy behind the movement

Before slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin became the symbol of a movement, he was a Florida teenager who loved Air Jordans and planes and could “fix anything,” his mother, Sybrina Fulton, wrote in “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.”. “The nickname that he had for...

Sanford City leaders reflect on Trayvon Martin case, 10 years on

This week WMFE is marking 10 years since Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer while walking home to his father’s house in Sanford. We’re examining Trayvon’s legacy and asking what’s changed in the decade since then. The death of 17-year-old Martin sparked protests...