In February 2012, Sanford, Fla. resident George Zimmerman, 28, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed. Zimmerman claimed he felt threatened and that the shooting was in self-defense, and he was not charged because of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. Follow WBLK's coverage of the shooting, the nation's response and Zimmerman's murder trial below.
Harry Belafonte Wants to Have a Sit-Down with Jay Z and Beyonce
Musician and social activist Harry Belafonte recently appeared on MSNBC's 'All In with Chris Hayes' to talk about his participation in protests against the Stand Your Ground law in Florida. Afterward, he addressed Jay Z's comments about his criticisms of him in his interview on Elliott Wilson's 'The Truth' show.
Zimmerman Pulled Over [Video]
George Zimmerman -- yes the same Florida neighborhood watchman acquitted in the Trayvon Martin murder trial -- was pulled over for speeding on a highway near Dallas, Texas.
THESE PUNKS ALWAYS GET AWAY!
George Zimmerman has become the poster child for injustice in this country. Not only did he admit to killing an unarmed teen in Florida and get off, now he admits to speeding with a concealed weapon in his truck and gets off with a warning! Watch the cop dash cam inside.
Rick Ross References Trayvon Martin Case on ‘I Wonder Why’
Rick Ross gets introspective on his new track, 'I Wonder Why.' Not only does he rap about the hard and dark times in his life so far, but also makes reference to the Trayvon Martin case.
Trayvon Never Existed?!?!
I came across this video that is basically saying the whole George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case is a plot by the government to create a reason to have conflict.
COMMENTARY: Artists Boycotting Florida Are More Harmful Than Helpful!
I recently ran across this post on someone's Facebook Page and I just had to finally "LOSE IT" and Speak Up!!!! Here's the post and then My Commentary: BREAKING NEWS!...BREAKING NEWS!!! IN RESPONSE AND DUE TO THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAW ON THE BOOKS IN FLORIDA...
Zimmerman A Hero?
It's being told that George Zimmerman saved lives ...or at least rescued some a family just days ago...and just days after his NOT GUILTY VERDICT!
ARTISTS BOYCOTT FLORIDA
One of the first artists to say that they were boycotting Florida because of its Stand Your Ground Laws was Stevie Wonder; now, over a week or so later, the list of artists that will not play the sunshine state is getting longer by the day!
George Zimmerman Saves Four People After SUV Crashes
Now that he’s a free man, George Zimmerman is apparently intent on helping others.
Chris Brown Hands Out Sneakers in Compton, Wears Trayvon Martin T-Shirt [PHOTOS]
Chris Brown gave out free Reebok sneakers to hundreds of kids at Roy Campanella Park in Compton, Calif., over the weekend while wearing a "For Trayvon" T-shirt.
TAVIS IS AT AGAIN!!!
Tavis Smiley appeared on Meet The Press this morning, and he said that President Barack Obama was pushed to the podium by individuals in the White House, and many African-Americans across this country are upset with the results of the verdict.
THINK ABOUT THIS
With the verdict in the George Zimmerman case just about a week old now, there are more celebrities speaking out on the case, the national reaction and how so many people are being manipulated by the media (according to them) for financial gain and profit.