We reflect upon the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a verdict which was handed down a year ago this week. With: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America; and Dr. Raymond Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.
Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor for The Root and commentator of MSNBC and Al Jazeera America, joins us to discuss his latest article, Black Boys Are Not Safe on Our Streets. In it he interviews Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, about the recent brutal slayings of two young black men.
In our continuing analysis of what the murder of Trayvon Martin means for America, we talk to Edward Wyckoff Williams, columnist, political analyst, and Contributing Editor to The Root, about his article, “Why the Right Cheers the Zimmerman Verdict.”
He also discusses a federal judge’s decision that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policies violate the constitutional rights of minorities.
In our continuing analysis of what the murder of Trayvon Martin means for America, we close out the week with Rinku Sen, President of the Applied Research Center and publisher of Colorlines, who recently wrote an article titled “The Racist Mind.”
Marc also says goodbye to Producer Bobby Marvin Holmes on his last day with the show.
We continue our series of commentaries on the Zimmerman verdict, with Matthew Simmermon-Gomes, Master of Letters in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and student in the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen. He wrote a blog post titled “An Open Letter to Whites About the Black Community and the Trayvon Martin Case” which you can read here.
We close the show with a commentary on Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial from Alafair Burke, Professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and author of If You Were Here. Burke argues that the way in which the judge gave the jury instructions influenced the verdict.
We begin a series of commentaries on the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict. We are joined by Mychal Denzel Smith, blogger at TheNation.com and Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute, who wrote recently wrote a piece called Our Lives on the Linein which he asked “how long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?”
We’re also joined by Dr.Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Center for Emerging Media Scholar in Residence.
We turn our focus to the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. Joining us for this conversation will be John Nichols, writer for The Nation magazine; Danielle Belton, editor-at-large of Clutch Magazine Online; Jacob Sullum, Reason.com; and Horace Cooper, writer and legal commentator.
Actor and social commentator Keith Snipes sits in as host for Marc Steiner. In light of the Zimmerman verdict, we’ll speak with a number of men about who they were at the age of 17, the age that Trayvon Martin was when he was killed by George Zimmerman last year. We’re joined by:
John Bullock, Professor of Political Science at Towson University,
Justin Gladden, Broadcast Operations Manager for WMJF-LP at Towson University and co-director of Live Young Blood, and
Lawrence Brown, political activist and public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.
Listen to our two-hour special on the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial. A jury acquitted Zimmerman of all charges related to the killing of Trayvon Martin. We will discuss what this decision means, especially with regard to race and the justice system. You will hear from a number of guests, including:
We shift to a national and international roundtable. Our guests include: Dr.John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, assistant professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.
We shift to a national focus with a roundtable discussing the week’s headlines including the Supreme Court rulings, the Senate’s immigration bill, and the George Zimmerman trial. Joining our roundtable is:
Arun Gupta, founding editor of TheIndypendent magazine and the Occupy Wall Street Journal;
Tony Campbell, president of Marylanders for Coherent & Fair Representation, Inc.;
Edward Wyckoff Williams, political analyst and contributor to The Root;
and Avis Jones-DeWeever, Host of “Focus Point with Avis Jones-DeWeever,” a production of New Visions New Voices.
We began the week with the high-profile trial of George Zimmerman, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death last year of Trayvon Martin. We will contextualize the trial with regard to its implications about issues of race and racism in the U.S. Our guests include:Edward Wyckoff Williams, columnist, political analyst, and Contributing Editor toThe Root; Aura Bogado, who writes about racial justice, Native rights and immigration for The Nation; and Douglas Colbert, professor of Law at University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law.
We speak with Ben Crump, attorney representing Trayvon Martin’s family, and Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor to The Root, about the trial of George Zimmerman. A jury has finally been selected, and we discuss the larger implications of the outcome of this trial.
It’s time for our weekly news round-up on the latest headlines including the controversy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Washington Redskins name, US Attorney General Eric Holder. We are joined by:
Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama,
Edward Wyckoff Williams, author, columnist, and regular contributor to The Root,
We have an update on George Zimmerman and his second-degree-murder trial in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin from Jenée Desmond-Harris, staff writer and White House correspondent for The Root.
Today marks the anniversary of the tragic death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator in a gated community in Sanford, Florida – an event that sparked national and international attention and scrutiny.
Today we look back at the year since Trayvon’s death, with Edward Wyckoff Williams, columnist and political analyst whose column “Elevating the Dialogue” appears in The Grio, The Root, and Slate, and Christina Coleman, News and Politics Editor for Global Grind.
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