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Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 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. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke to supporters Monday at a small event space tucked away...

Trayvon Martin's mom announces run for office in Miami

May. 19, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami. The Miami Herald reports Sybrina Fulton will be entering the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners. Fulton said in a Saturday...

Woman arrested for CBD oil at Disney demands apology

May. 14, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 69-year-old woman is demanding an apology for her arrest at a Walt Disney World security checkpoint last month after a guard found CBD oil while searching her purse. Hester Burkhalter has hired high-profile attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin's family. Crump said...

Court: Homeowner should get new trial in unarmed man's death

May. 7, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1 decision, the...

Online hate forges a dark path for suspect in attack plot

Apr. 28, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A few months after he turned 17 — and more than two years before he was arrested — Vincent Vetromile recast himself as an online revolutionary. Offline, in this suburb of Rochester, New York, Vetromile was finishing requirements for promotion to Eagle Scout in a troop that...

George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

Apr. 20, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder. An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile. An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing...

Beyonce, 'Black Panther' win at 50th NAACP Image Awards

Mar. 31, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her. She beat...

The Latest: Beyonce wins top award at NAACP Image Award

Mar. 31, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the...