Travyon Martin to get posthumous degree in Florida

2017-05-06 07:24

Florida Memorial University will award Trayvon Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in aviation five years after the black teenager was fatally shot by a neighbourhood watch volunteer.

Online auction halted for killer gun

2016-05-12 22:14

An online auction appears to have been halted for the pistol that former Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Obama celebrates Black History Month

2015-02-27 09:20

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life during Black History Month.

US attorney joins legal team for slain Jamaican

2014-09-02 16:43

A US civil rights lawyer says that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the country's police force.

Tear gas fired at protesters after US teen's death

2014-08-14 11:20

Missouri police have fired tear gas and smoke bombs at a crowd of protesters demonstrating against the death of an unarmed black teen by an officer, US media report.

Police use tear gas on crowd after US teen killing

2014-08-12 16:02

A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis.

Echoes of Zimmerman expected in US trial

2014-02-02 21:27

A white software developer is about to go on trial in Florida in the death of a black teenager - in a case that raises comparisons to the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.

George Zimmerman released from jail

2013-11-20 13:28

George Zimmerman has been released from jail pending arraignment on the latest charges against him: aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

Spike Lee wants Zimmerman tweet lawsuit tossed out

2013-11-14 19:00

Director Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say he mistakenly retweeted their address as the home of neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin killer's wife seeks divorce

2013-09-06 09:10

The wife of the neighborhood watch volunteer controversially acquitted of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin has filed for divorce, US media reports say.


Zimmerman wraps up auction for gun used in black teen's slaying

2016-05-19 10:50

George Zimmerman, who killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was verifying offers from his third attempt at auctioning the gun used in the slaying, the auction site said.

Zimmerman to auction off gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin

2016-05-12 10:01

The man who fatally shot unarmed US teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 is putting the killer weapon up for auction - with the bid starting at $5 000

US not filing federal charges against George Zimmerman

2015-02-25 05:00

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department has said.

Hundreds at St Louis festival promoting peace

2014-08-25 07:44

Hundreds of people have gathered in St Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence, an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

UN experts grill US on racial discrimination

2014-08-13 22:34

United Nations experts have grilled US officials about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities.

Calls for calm after US police kill teen

2014-08-11 17:35

A southern US mayor has called for calm after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited a night of violence that left two officers injured and 32 people arrested.

Zimmerman had 5 guns, ammo when arrested

2013-11-26 21:20

Court documents have shown that the former neighbourhood watchman involved in a high-profile shooting had five guns and 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him.

Trayvon Martin shooter arrested after disturbance

2013-11-18 22:10

Officials say George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted in the death of a teenager, has been arrested following a disturbance call from a house in Florida.

Trayvon shooter allegedly threatens wife with gun

2013-09-10 09:01

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the shooting death of a black teenager, has called police officers saying her husband threatened her and her father with a gun.

Zimmerman will ask state to pay some bills

2013-08-28 12:02

George Zimmerman's attorney says that he is going to ask the state of Florida to pay for some of his client's non-lawyer legal bills, including for experts, printing and court reporters.

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