BY Dave Schneider | Jacksonville, FL | 10/31/13
Protesters from across Florida gathered in front of the Duval County Courthouse on October 31 for the first status hearing in the retrial of Marissa Alexander, the 33 year old African American mother who fired a warning shot to fend off her abusive husband.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 10/15/13
On Sept. 26, a Florida appeals court ordered a new trial for Marissa Alexander, the African American mother given a 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot to fend off her abusive husband.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 8/21/13
Local community activists and the Committee for Community Control of Police held a rally press conference here, August 18, to demand that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder file charges against George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
BY staff | San José, CA | 8/07/13
Another protest for demanding justice for Trayvon Martin was held here, Aug. 6.
BY staff | Tallahassee, FL | 8/02/13
On July 16, around 100 members of the youth civil rights organization Dream Defenders flooded the Florida Capitol and marched to the office of Governor Rick Scott.
BY staff | Sanford, FL | 7/30/13
Defying rain, hateful counter-protesters and the Florida summer heat, more than 70 people on the 126-mile Walk for Dignity held a rally at the Trayvon Martin memorial in Sanford on July 27.
BY B.J. Murphy | Winston-Salem, NC | 7/26/13
On July 25, people gathered here at the First Calvary Baptist Church to discuss the formation of a Young People Coalition for Justice.
BY Jared Hamil | Tampa, FL | 7/25/13
In the wake of intense Justice for Trayvon protests, community members gathered in front of a police substation here on July 22, the one-year anniversary of Javon Neal's murder by Tampa police.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 7/24/13
Even the summer afternoon rain couldn’t stop more than 25 activists from meeting in downtown Jacksonville’s Hemming Plaza, July 22, to begin a five-day walk to Sanford, Florida.
BY Dave Schneider | Jacksonville, FL | 7/23/13
When the nearly all white jury returned with a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, people all around the U.S. were outraged.