Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin says she is running for Miami-Dade County Commissioner, CBS Miami reports. Trayvon was gunned down at age 17 by then-neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was subsequently acquitted. The case sparked nationwide protests and lead to the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement. Since her son’s murder, Fulton has advocated to […]
via essence: On February 26, 2012, Sybrina Fulton’s son’s life was cut short after being fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, by George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was only 17-years-old at the time and had his whole life ahead of him. Since his murder, Fulton has made it her mission to continue to give his life meaning […]
via ThePottersHouse/TheBelleReport: Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, presented the Lady of Grace award to Allison Jean, mother of Botham Jean, last night during the God’s Leading Ladies gala at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Master Class conference. The award recognizes Jean’s grace, courageous faith, strength and resilience as she rose up to advocate not only for her son, but […]
Five years after their son Trayvon Martin was killed in a shooting that helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are weighing political bids to continue their fight for racial justice.
The world will never know who Trayvon Martin— the unarmed 17-year-old fatally shot in Florida by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012 — could have grown up to be. In a way, we never knew who he was. His humanity was lost, broken down into school records, headlines and 140 characters in the ensuing media scrutiny and trial of Zimmerman […]
On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to share why they are supporting Hillary Clinton for president during an emotional and heart-wrenching address to delegates. Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland – who was found dead hanging in a jail cell after an “unlawful traffic stop” […]
During Clinton's address at the gala, she took a moment to target presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his "unsafe" comments on gun control.
Family members of police brutality victims are letting their voices be heard in the midst of the presidential election. Trayvon Martin‘s mother Sybrina Fulton wrote an op-ed forCNN saying that she plans to vote for Hillary Clinton. “The rising generation of our young people need a president who will stand up to inaction from Republicans and indifference from […]
Hillary Clinton just received a glowing endorsement from the mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. In an op-ed for CNN, Sybrina Fulton pledged her allegiance to the democratic frontrunner and praised Clinton’s gun control policies. “With so many of our children’s lives on the line or taken, we simply can’t afford to elect […]
*The Black Lives Matter movement will be among the topics of discussion at this year’s Essence Festival as Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, will be on hand to speak at the annual four-day event. Fulton will deliver the keynote address at the Essence Empowerment Experience. In addition to Fulton, the Empowerment Experience will include […]
The mother of Trayvon Martin says she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday before the third anniversary of her 17-year-old son’s death, Sybrina Fulton says she still believes George Zimmerman […]