Trayvon Martin - updates

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Beyonce invites mothers of slain black men to MTV VMAs

Aug 29, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The celebrated singer enters the MTV VMAs red carpet with the mothers of Michael Brown Eric Garner Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman arrested in aggravated assault row

Jan 10, 2015 - 11:07 PM

Zimmerman is taken in on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon according to local authorities

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. This image provided November 19, 2013 by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in Florida, shows George Zimmerman. AFP PHOTO / Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Jay Z, Beyonce join US protests over slain teen

Jul 21, 2013 - 9:56 AM

The surprise appearance of hip hop star Jay Z and his wife pop superstar Beyonce Knowles helped swell the crowd at a Manhattan protest

FOR TRAYVON. Singer Beyonce (L) crosses paths with Sybrina Fulton (R), mother of Trayvon Martin July 20, 2013 at a rally in New York. The two were in attendence at the NYC rally "Justice for Trayvon." Photo by AFP/Don Emmert

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago'

Jul 20, 2013 - 7:59 PM

This is Obama s first substantive comments on a verdict that has aroused an impassioned debate on US race relations

Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial

Jul 15, 2013 - 8:48 AM

Spontaneous protests broke out in San Francisco Philadelphia Chicago Washington and Atlanta overnight following the verdict

PROTESTS FOR TRAYVON. A man holds a cardboard cutout of Trayvon Martin during a demonstration in New York on July 14, 2013. Photo by AFP/Stan Honda

US jury finds Zimmerman not guilty in death of black teen

Jul 14, 2013 - 10:22 AM

UPDATE A six woman jury late Saturday July 13 found US neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin

REACTION TO VERDICT. A member of the New Black Panther Party leads a chant of 'murder not manslaughter' as demonstrators gather and wait in the darkness for a verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida, USA, 13 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Brian Blanco

Jury mulls fate of US watchman who killed black teen

Jul 14, 2013 - 7:27 AM

It is unclear when a decision might come; court sources said the jurors continued discussing the case straight through their lunch break

POLARIZED. Demonstrators protest in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center where a jury is deliberating in the trial of George Zimmerman on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Photo by Getty Images/AFP/Scott Olson

US watchman 'truly sorry' for black teen's death

Jul 19, 2012 - 4:01 PM

The US neighborhood watchman who fatally shot a black teen in February apologized for the killing but insisted it was done in self defense

George Zimmerman, the US neighborhood watchman who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February, during an interview on "Hannity," aired on the US cable network FOX News on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.