Posts Categorized: Updates

When I Met Trayvon Martin’s Parents By Russell Simmons

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Today I was extremely humbled to meet Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the proud parents of Trayvon Martin. As they came by my office during their short time in New York, I was able to see firsthand the strength of these two beautiful people. I was also inspired by meeting their attorneys, Benjamin Crump and… Read more »

‘SNL’ Sends Up Piers Morgan’s Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case

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By WSJ Staff The Trayvon Martin case is a culturally sensitive one, but that didn’t stop “Saturday Night Live” from weighing in on last night’s program. The show, guest hosted by Josh Brolin and featuring musical guest Gotye, took a swipe at TV host Piers Morgan’s coverage of the case (don’t miss the sketch’s take… Read more »

Trayvon’s parents find purpose, solace in activism

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Respected housing authority worker Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, has become a nationally known activist. By Frances Robles frobles@MiamiHerald.com SANFORD — It was still dark outside, and reporters were already waiting. On the morning a grand jury was supposed to convene to deliberate on the Trayvon Martin case, the slain teenager’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, started… Read more »

Trayvon Martin story found the media

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By Paul Farhi, Published: April 12 It began as a routine police-blotter item, a journalistic afterthought. On Feb. 26, the Orlando Sentinel’s online edition devoted a few dozen words to the fatal shooting of an unnamed teenager in the nearby town of Sanford. The story also made the late news that night on WOFL, the… Read more »