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Gays come out for justice for Trayvon Martin

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By Jonathan Capehart You know about the complaint many African Americans have about gay men and lesbians equating — in any way — their shared struggle for equal rights with the civil rights movement. Well, going hand-in-hand with that is an annoyance with the seeming one-way nature of the gay appropriation. In other words, the… Read more »

Conservatives Still Don’t Understand the Trayvon Martin Story

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Eric BoehlertSenior Fellow, Media Matters for America Writing in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, conservative Shelby Steele announced “Two tragedies are apparent in the Trayvon Martin case.” The first was that Martin had been gunned down by a neighborhood watchman. The second calamity, according to Steele, was that the “liberal media” and the “the increasingly redundant… Read more »

Martin shooter’s family goes on the offensive

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By Anna Werner (CBS News) A grand jury in Florida may begin hearing evidence next Tuesday in the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmeran in Sanford, Florida. As CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports, Zimmerman’s family is urging the public to wait until… Read more »

Trayvon Martin killing: UN human rights chief calls for investigation

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UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an “immediate investigation” into the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a volunteer neighbourhood watchman in Florida. The UN’s human rights chief, Navi Pillay concludes that crimes against humanity are likely to have been committed in… Read more »