Post Tagged with: "Trayvon Martin"

Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

(Photo by litherland, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Ministers Leave Zimmerman’s Fate to God

Latino, Religion July 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Unlike the activism of African-American congregations, organizations that group Protestant Latino churches prefer to leave the case of George Zimmerman “in the hands of God,” reports El Diario-La Prensa.

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Latino July 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a barrage of protests erupted from the streets of New York and across the nation in the form of protests, chants, signs, and writings. New York’s ethnic media documents and reports on reactions from streets rallies to reaction essays.

“Outcry” actors Michael Awusie in the foreground and Nigil Whyte in the background rehearse before Saturday’s performance. (Photo by Jamie Larson via The Brooklyn Ink)

Black Victims of Violence Find a Voice in Brooklyn Play

African American, Brooklyn, Crime February 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin, playwright Thais Francis wrote “Outcry,” a play that interweaves the voices of Emmett Till, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and Martin and gives voice to families whose lives have been shattered by violence.

In their video for The Brooklyn Ink, Frank Runyeon and Tania Rashid tagged along with the Bronx County Safety Patrol to patrol the streets of Echo Park.

Video: Patrolling the Bronx With a Neighborhood Watch Group

Bronx, Crime, Video May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida has brought on some public scrutiny of neighborhood watch groups across the country. The Brooklyn Ink tagged along recently with one such group patrolling the streets of the Echo Park neighborhood in the Bronx.

A group of professors and students seek justice in the cases of Trayvon Martin and Hispanic John Collado, dead at the hands of a police officer in 2011. (Photo by José A. Rivera/EDLP)

Latinos Far From Silent on Trayvon Martin

Crime, Featured Posts, Media April 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Professors and students of Hostos Community College in the Bronx held a press conference on April 5 to dispel the impression that Latinos have remained silent on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was gunned down in Florida by a Latino neighborhood watch volunteer.

Sean Bell article in the print edition of Carib News.

Opinion: Years Later, Cops in Sean Bell Shooting Fired, But Why Now?

African American, Crime April 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

For the family of Sean Bell, the New Yorker who was shot by police officers in 2006, the story of the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s shooting death coincides with some personal news: More than five years after Bell’s shooting, the officers involved have either been fired or forced to resign. Carib News asks, “why now?”