Trayvon Martin

On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Travyon Martin was killed after returning from a local 7-Eleven in Sanford, Florida. Carrying only a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea, Martin was reported to police for looking “suspicious” by 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, a white male with a violent criminal record, armed with a 9-millimeter handgun, pursued the young African-American student — despite being directed not to by the police dispatcher who had taken his call. Weeks after killing the young honor-roll student, Zimmerman was still free, claiming that he shot the teen in self-defense. After international protests, he was arrested six weeks after killing Martin. However, on July 13, 2013, a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of any crime. Martin’s family, who believe that the teen’s only crime was “the color of his skin,” continue to fight for his justice.

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BET News Special: I Am Trayvon: A Family's Fight for Justice

Exclusives: This new special brings viewers up to date on developments. (4/20/2012)

BET News Special: Shoot First: The Trayvon Martin Tragedy

Exclusives: A late night encounter with a protector turned predator. (3/26/2012)

George Zimmerman's Jailhouse Calls

Listen to George Zimmerman's jailhouse calls to his wife Shellie instructing her to hide his money.

Kobe Bryant Speaks at Trayvon Martin Rally

NBA superstar stands by family of slain teenager.

Commentary: What Have We Learned Since the Zimmerman Verdict?

One year ago, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin in a verdict that has had ramifications around the country.

Inside Tariq Nasheed's Hidden Colors 3

The director takes on “The Rules of Racism” with the third installment of his documentary series.
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