trayvon martin

July 17, 2014

Where Is America One Year After George Zimmerman’s Acquittal?

July 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - 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 and Dr. Ray Winbush.
November 27, 2013

What Do SCOTUS, Paula Deen & George Zimmerman Say About Race in America?

November 25, 2013 - Hour 1 - We examine race in American culture today, looking at the Supreme Court decision on voting rights, the Paula Deen controversy, and the George Zimmerman trial.
October 24, 2013

Edward Wyckoff Williams On The New Trayvon Martins

October 23, 2013 - Segment 3 - 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.
August 27, 2013

An Update From Legal Counsel For Trayvon Martin’s Family

August 26, 2013 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a phone interview with Natalie Jackson, local attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin.
August 16, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict Commentary From Gyasi Ross

August 16, 2013 - Segment 4 - Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe and attorney representing tribes for Crowell Law Offices-Tribal Advocacy Group, joins us for a commentary on the Zimmerman verdict. He is the author of an article called 1,000 Trayvons: All People of Color Must Unite to Stop the Slaughter.
August 12, 2013

Edward Wyckoff Williams: “Why The Right Cheers The Zimmerman Verdict”

August 13, 2013 - Segment 2 - 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."
August 12, 2013

Rinku Sen: “The Racist Mind”

August 9, 2013 - Segment 4 - 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."
August 7, 2013

Commentary On Zimmerman Verdict

August 7, 2013 - Segment 3 - We continue our series of commentaries on the Zimmerman verdict, with Matthew Simmermon-Gomes. He wrote a blog post titled "An Open Letter to Whites About the Black Community and the Trayvon Martin Case."
August 6, 2013

Oliver Semans: Trayvon Martin, Stand-Your-Ground Cowards and Border-Town Murders

August 6, 2013 - Segment 2 - We talk with Oliver Semans, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Executive Director of Four Directions, who wrote an article for Indian Country Today titled, "Trayvon Martin, Stand-Your-Ground Cowards and Border-Town Murders."
August 1, 2013

Alafair Burke: Jury Instruction & The Zimmerman Verdict

August 1, 2013 - Segment 4 - We close the show with a commentary on Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial from Alafair Burke, who argues that the way in which the judge gave the jury instructions influenced the verdict.
July 31, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict Commentary – Mychal Denzel Smith

July 31, 2013, Segment 2 - We begin a series of commentaries on the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict with Mychal Denzel Smith, who recently wrote a piece for that 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?"
July 30, 2013

Stand Your Ground Law

July 29, 2013-Segment 2-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,; and Horace Cooper, writer and legal commentator.
July 19, 2013

Who We Were At Seventeen

July 19, 2013 - Segment 2 - 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.
July 15, 2013

George Zimmerman Not-Guilty Verdict: Where Do We Go From Here?

July 15, 2013 - Hours 1 & 2 - 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.
July 11, 2013

Update: George Zimmerman Murder Trial

July 11, 2013 - Segment 1 - We start the show with an update on the George Zimmerman murder trial from Corey Dade, contributing editor of The Root, where he has been covering the trial.
July 9, 2013

National & International Roundtable: Edward Snowden And NSA Surveillance, George Zimmerman Trial, & More

July 8, 2013-Segment 2-We shift to a national and international roundtable, discussing Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance, the George Zimmerman trial, and more.
June 28, 2013

National News Roundup: Supreme Court, Immigration & The Zimmerman Trial

June 28, 2013 - Segment 2 - 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.
June 25, 2013

George Zimmerman Trial Begins

June 24, 2013-Segment 1-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.
June 21, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s Family Attorney Gives Update On Zimmerman Trial

June 21, 2013 - Segment 1 - 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.
June 12, 2013

George Zimmerman Trial Update

June 12, 2013 - Segment 3 - We get an update on the George Zimmerman trial from Corey Dade and Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editors for The Root. George Zimmerman is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
May 31, 2013

Weekly News Round-up: George Zimmerman, Washington Football Name, & Att. Gen. Eric Holder

May 31, 2013 - Segment 3 - 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.
May 31, 2013

Update On George Zimmerman Trial For Shooting Death Of Trayvon Martin

May 31, 2013 - Segment 2 - 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.
February 26, 2013

One Year Since Trayvon Martin’s Death

February 26, 2013 - Segment 1 - 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.