Black leaders speak out on Martin case: Sherrilyn Ifill

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) is deeply troubled by the jury’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Trayvon Martin’s tragic and senseless death was the direct result of Mr. Zimmerman’s false and offensive assumption that Trayvon was a criminal because he was African American. His unnecessary death exposes the entrenched nature […]

Black leaders speak out on Martin case: Marian Wright Edelman

The reaction to the not guilty verdict from George Zimmerman’s jury was swift and strong. Young people poured onto the streets in peaceful protests in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. By 3 a.m. more than 100,000 people signed an online petition urging the Justice Department to pursue civil rights violation charges […]