What Will I Tell My Son? Parenting In the Age of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown
As the Eric Garner grand jury decision winds its way through the news, one mom contemplates what her fear means for her biracial son.
For Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown: A Black Teen Girl On Why Their Lives Mattered
As we grapple with the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, a 15-year-old girl wonders when she will be free of the fear and worry born from hate.
Happy Birthday Trayvon Martin: We Remember and Celebrate You
Happy Birthday, Trayvon Martin. We will NEVER forget you.
Tasteless, Racist Trayvon Martin Costumes: What Better Not Show Up On My Stoop This Halloween
Kids, freaks, racists and fools love them some Halloween, but this photo of two ignoramuses in Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman costumes, replete with blackface, a bloody sweatshirt, a gun and giggles, made me see stars, stripes, thunderclouds and lightening.
‘Stand Your Ground’ Ad: Trayvon Martin Shooting, 911 Call, Re-Enacted In Anti-Gun Law Appeal
A gun reform advocacy group is taking aim at Stand Your Ground laws nationwide by pushing a chilling ad reenacting the last moments of Trayvon...
EBONY’s ‘We Are Trayvon Martin’ Covers: Spike, D Wade, Boris Kodjoe Pay Tribute
Today, we give EBONY magazine a MyBrownBaby salute for tapping Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe, Dwyane Wade and their sons, all dressed in hoodies, to illustrate...
In Trayvon Martin’s Name: Words, Art and Music Inspired By the Death of the Son We All Call Our Own
Some of the finest of art is painted with the broad colors of our pain: Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” would not have existed if not...
Trayvon Martin’s Parents are Still Co-Parenting—Through Death and Zimmerman’s Trial
By DEESHA PHILYAW A friend recently sent me an MSNBC article about Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and the trial of George...
George Zimmerman’s Trial: Finally, Justice For Trayvon Martin—Thanks To Many
Just over a year ago, I stumbled across a press conference announcement by a couple that was trying to draw attention to both the shooting...
A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Stays Lodged in the Psyche of Black Parents
By NICK CHILES It’s been a year since Trayvon Martin pierced our consciousness. So many brutal, unforgettable stories have shocked our senses since last February....