What we should be telling our young men about keeping themselves safe.
Share a photo of you and a young Black man you care about now.
In response to the Trayvon Martin tragedy, ESSENCE invited women to post a photo of themselves with a young Black man they care about and tell us what makes him wonderful.
Veronica Byrd on the history of racism in her hometown of Sanford, Florida.
"I will not let this verdict define Trayvon Martin. We will define Trayvon Martin’s legacy.’" says his mother Sybrina Fulton.
Tamika D. Mallory: For my generation and those after me, I hope it serves as a notice that we can no longer get away with sitting on the sidelines.
We asked ESSENCE readers in New York City to share how they felt when they first heard the not guilty verdict.
One reader shares her thoughts on Zimmerman's acquittal.
President Obama asks the nation to honor Trayvon Martin a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of his murder.
How events unfolded following the teenager's tragic death.
Stars took to social media to react to the George Zimmerman verdict in the tragic case of Trayvon Martin.
NAACP creates a petition calling for a civil rights investigation against George Zimmerman.
We asked Black moms to tell us what they're feeling after learning the verdict. Read their reactions.
Beyoncé holds a moment of silence to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin during Mrs. Carter tour.
Following the controversial verdict on Saturday evening, people took to the streets. See the pictures now.
Sybrina Fulton reflects on 2012 and her tragic loss.
Following the 'not guilty' verdict of George Zimmerman, people gather in peaceful protests across the nation.
Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan reflects on the similiarities between the film and the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
Daniella Gibbs Léger wonders how this killing could be defined as self-defense — and what it means for our "post-racial" society.
When the story grabbed the attention of the nation, stars took to social media to voice their opinions.
Author and journalist Solomon Jones describes how he prepares his son for the realities of life as a Black man.
President Obama breaks his silence regarding the ongoing Trayvon Martin case.
For the first time, Michelle Obama breaks her silence on the ongoing Trayvon Martin case.
"Last Christmas, all my oldest son wanted for a gift was hoodies."
The mother of Trayvon Martin calls for gun control after Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.
How Black parents are protecting their sons today.
Parents of the slain teenager will participate in "Justice for Trayvon" day this weekend.
The MSNBC host dedicates her "Open Letter" to Sybrina Fulton.
"We have to be vigilant and work on these issues," urges Obama.
"This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure that this never happens to another child," said Fulton.
The trial was a travesty, said the legendary singer. "Racism is still very much alive and well in this country."
“We’ve started this petition on Change.org as a matter of making sure that no other family will ever have to go through what we have been through,” says Sybrina Fulton.
"It's rare that you get one artifact that really comes a symbol," said museum director Lonnie Bunch.
A jury found the former neighborhood watch leader not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
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