Trayvon Martin’s mother to run for local office

The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. (May 20)

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Parents of Trayvon Martin honor him with doc at Tribeca

Honoring their son with his likeness on their shirts, the parents of Trayvon Martin attended the world premiere of the documentary series, “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” at the Tribeca Film Festival. (April 21)

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Black Lives Matter Cofounder On How To Really Make America Great

Nearly five years after the death of Trayvon Martin, Patrisse Cullors, one of the three founders of Black Lives Matter and author of her recently-released memoir “When They Call you a Terrorist,” explains how the controversial verdict for George Zimmerman sparked a social justice movement that made headlines around the world. 

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Marching for Change: State of Emergency – Ferguson, Missouri (Dispatch 6)

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Rallies, marches, and protests continued in Ferguson and Saint Louis ahead of Michael Brown’s funeral today. VICE News spent the weekend speaking to people about what’s next for the city and the movement against police brutality and racism.

On Saturday, NAACP members and supporters marched through Ferguson. On Sunday, the annual Saint Louis “Peace Fest” turned into a tribute to the slain teenager attended by community leaders, Brown’s family, and the parents of Trayvon Martin — who spoke with the crowd about ending all violence, not just that perpetrated by police.

Residents and activists pledged to carry on their fight for justice beyond Brown’s burial, while the teen’s father asked the public for a day of “silence” — and no protests — today.

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