trayvon martin http://wamc.org en Herbert London: President Obama And Trayvon Martin http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-president-obama-and-trayvon-martin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to President Obama </span>“Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin could have been me, 35 years ago.” Initially my reaction to his remark is he is playing to his constituents. After all, why not take advantage of the rabble rousing as he has done before. But my acquiescence quickly turned to anger.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:48:00 +0000 Herbert London 69910 at http://wamc.org US Sens. Warren, Markey Balk At Student Loan Deal http://wamc.org/post/us-sens-warren-markey-balk-student-loan-deal <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are faulting a compromise deal on student loans, saying it doesn't go far enough to protect students.</p><p>While the deal could lower rates for students over the next few years, it could spell higher rates as the economy improves.</p><p>Warren said that while she's in favor of a compromise, the deal that's currently on the table doesn't do enough to reduce what she said are the profits the government is making off the backs of students.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:01:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69797 at http://wamc.org US Sens. Warren, Markey Balk At Student Loan Deal Berkshire Residents Discuss Race Issues In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-residents-discuss-race-issues-wake-zimmerman-verdict <p></p><p>An event in Pittsfield Monday night served as a reflection and call to action and service in honor of the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on Washington. But during a discussion forum, community members were very much focused on current events.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:43:42 +0000 Lucas Willard 69360 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Residents Discuss Race Issues In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman : 7/16/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-acquittal-george-zimmerman-71613 <p>Across the country, communities are continuing to react to Saturday’s acquittal of Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.</p><p>On Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department said it is reviewing evidence in the case to determine whether federal criminal civil rights charges are warranted.</p><p>Today we want to hear your take on the verdict and whether George Zimmerman should face charges of racially motivated criminality. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 69307 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman : 7/16/13 ‘Unity’ Was The Word Of The Day At Newburgh Vigil http://wamc.org/post/unity-was-word-day-newburgh-vigil <p>NEWBURGH – Unity was the message at a vigil and march for Trayvon Martin in Newburgh Monday night. Fifty people, residents and members of Community Voices Heard and the NAACP, gathered to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the murder of the Florida teenager.</p><p>“From this day forward,” community activist Beatrice Harris said, “we have to stand together as ‘the people’.” &nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:47:05 +0000 Hank Gross 69293 at http://wamc.org ‘Unity’ Was The Word Of The Day At Newburgh Vigil McGovern: Zimmerman Decision Wrong http://wamc.org/post/mcgovern-zimmerman-decision-wrong <p>Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, says he is disappointed with the jury’s decision in the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Saturday night, leading to widespread protests in the days since.</p><p>"Trayvon Martin was obviously profiled and I think a terrible tragedy occurred," McGovern tells WAMC. "I’m glad the civil rights department of the Justice Department will be looking into this because I do think at the base of all of this is the issue of civil rights."</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:02:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 69215 at http://wamc.org McGovern: Zimmerman Decision Wrong Poughkeepsie Rally Over Zimmerman Acquittal http://wamc.org/post/poughkeepsie-rally-over-zimmerman-acquittal <p>POUGHKEEPSIE – The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Florida murder trial of Trayvon Martin brought more than 30 people to Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie Sunday afternoon to honor Trayvon.</p><p>People ranging in age from 10 to 56 gathered holding signs reading “whose son is next?” and “enough is enough.”</p><p>Local activist organizations including Real Majority Project, the International Socialist Organization, AME Zion, ENJAN, NAACP and others were represented.</p><p>Mae Parker-Harris spoke about the sadness of this time for the whole community.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:04:35 +0000 Hank Gross 69204 at http://wamc.org Poughkeepsie Rally Over Zimmerman Acquittal Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary http://wamc.org/post/trayvon-martin-family-nyc-anniversary <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Trayvon Martin's family is marking the one-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are scheduled to take part in an event Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in Union Square Park, along with their attorneys and others. A moment of silence is scheduled for 7:17 p.m.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:00:22 +0000 Jaired Crofut 58589 at http://wamc.org Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary Schneiderman hopes for justice in Zimmerman case http://wamc.org/post/schneiderman-hopes-justice-zimmerman-case <p>On the same day community watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first appearance in court to face murder charges in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tells WAMC that the case is a good example of what can happen when the public takes an interest in pursuing justice.</p><p>Schneiderman appears on this week&rsquo;s Capitol Connection program, which airs Friday at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:05:29 +0000 Ray Graf & WAMC News 36709 at http://wamc.org Schneiderman hopes for justice in Zimmerman case Zimmerman Charged with Second-Degree Murder http://wamc.org/post/zimmerman-charged-second-degree-murder <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen is set to appear before a judge on second-degree murder charges in a case that galvanized the nation.</span> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:21:26 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36672 at http://wamc.org Zimmerman Charged with Second-Degree Murder