Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman Charged With Murder
By Sally Mercedes | 04/12/2012 - 13:02

On February 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. Now -- 46 days, several marches, and more than 2 million signatures later -- George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the case. After receiving death threats and fearing for his safety, he took to hiding and some reports say he had left the state.


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Hoodies & Hope: Trayvon Martin Case Speaks To A Latino
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47

It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.


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