Trayvon Martin

Forty days ago a Florida teen named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a man named George Zimmerman, who still has not been arrested. As part of the continued effort to obtain justice for Trayvon, rappers Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) M-1 of dead prez and MikeFlo are recording a tribute song in his honor. […]

There aren’t too many people who know exactly what the family of Trayvon Martin is feeling. One person who does is Sean Bell’s fiancee. Nicole Paultre Bell wrote a letter to Trayvon Martin’s family offering words of encouragement and comfort during this trying time. Take a look at an excerpt: At the outset, I would […]

You can add Nicki Minaj to the list of entertainers and public figures that have spoken out about the killing of Trayvon Martin. While promoting her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, on Funkmaster Flex’s show, Nicki was asked about the teenager’s killing at the hands of vigilante George Zimmerman. The platinum-selling rapper said on […]

Robert Zimmerman Jr. is defending his brother to no end! During last night’s interview with Piers Morgan, Robert claims his brother was barely conscious after getting into a physical altercation with Trayvon and only pulled out his gun so he wasn’t disarmed by Trayvon. We’re confident the medical records are going to explain all of […]

George Zimmerman has been protected thus far under Florida state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which states “A person who is attacked in any place they have a right to be “has no duty to retreat” and “has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force” when a […]

Oprah sat down with Extra’s A.J. Calloway to touch on a number of events going on in this country and in her own career with respect to her latest venture, OWN. On the death of Trayvon Martin, which continues to be a hot button issue in the news cycle, Oprah said, “It is a tragedy and […]

Perhaps you’ve noticed, but a lot of your favorite rappers and R&B singers aren’t making music that’s exactly rooted in hip hop and R&B. Appearing on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club this morning, Trey Songz, was asked about the pursuit of mainstream success. He explained to the show’s three hosts, “The success of a crossover […]

The Trayvon Martin case won’t be swept under the rug! More and more celebrities have banned together to raise awareness so Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman will be brought to justice. Chris Brown is the latest celeb to wear his hoodie in support of the cause. ‘#igotmyhoodie” tweeted Chris, directing us to his line of hoodies. […]

While promoting their new movie, Think Like A Man, the film’s cast talked about the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin. Actress Regina Hall had this to say: “We all come from black men –we have uncles, brothers, nephews and we’re sitting next to one. Any time something happens [like this], you feel for all the […]

Soul singing legend, Chaka Khan enlisted the help of her celebrity friends Kelly Price, Eric Benét, Eva Pigford, Kenny Latimore, Terry Crews, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Kimberly Elise for a public service announcement for Trayvon Martin. 17-year-old Trayvon, was gunned down but a self-appointed neighborhood watchmen who has yet to be arrested! Donning a […]

A month after the Trayvon Martin tragedy, the world is still reeling from the fact George Zimmerman has yet to be arrested and people have come out in Zimmerman’s defense like killing an innocent 17 year old boy is justified because of a hoodie. Outspoken Irish singer Sinead O’Connor penned a letter to the black […]

In today’s edition of WTF news, the hood has again taken something serious and turned it into the Wrestlemania of ratchetness! A group of party promoters in Orlando, Florida are throwing a “Hoodie and Heels” party where the proceeds will go to Trayvon Martin’s family. As if the idea of this type of party weren’t […]