| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation.
The two Democrats are...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Theodore Wafer had killed a teenager, there was no doubt about that.
Renisha McBride, 19, had come onto his porch in the suburbs of Detroit on the morning of Nov. 2, disoriented after a car crash. Wafer met her with a blast from his shotgun.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:38 AM
The most gripping moments in trombonist Steve Turre's opening set Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase came near the end, when he unveiled a new work with a sharp social message.
Titled simply "Trayvon's Blues," the piece amounted to a lament for Trayvon...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A DeLand police officer saw a dark truck parked behind a gun store that had recently been burglarized.
Inside the vehicle was former Neighborhood Watch Volunteer George Zimmerman and his dog.
Zimmerman is a friend of the owner, he told the officer,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:31 AM
A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's friend, will be featured on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.
In a preview, ABC News said, "In our 'Sunday Spotlight,' one year after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin, ABC News' Matt...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:59 AM
ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" has shared a hopeful update on Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's good friend.
"Now she has turned her life around, thanks to hard work and some Good Samaritans," Stephanopoulos said in introducing the story...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens is the new home for the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
The historically black university hosted a ceremony Thursday that included about 100 people, including local politicians, state representatives and Trayvon's...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Perry Thurston put in an appearance on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC show on Friday to discuss the one-year anniversary of the verdict in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.
Thurston, a Broward state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is a...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Rachel Jeantel, the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin in the moments before his fatal encounter with George Zimmerman, fulfilled a promise she made to the slain 17-year-old by getting her high school diploma on Friday, according to a...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:36 AM
A Florida judge Monday ruled against a libel lawsuit brought by George Zimmerman against NBC Universal, saying the network did not maliciously seek to portray him as a racist when it edited a phone call he made to police before shooting an unarmed black...