Black Lives Matter Founder Mourns “Murder” Of Trayvon Martin


They will keep trying until they rewrite history.

Patrisse Cullors:

February 5th marks five years and 339 days since Trayvon Martin’s memorial service; it would also be his 23rd birthday.

The day is necessarily somber. Nearly six years ago, Trayvon’s death at the hands of white supremacist vigilante violence indicated the beginning of an escalating attack on Black lives and demanded that this nation confront its overtly racist past and present. The urgency of #Justice4TrayvonMartin turned into a global urgency to fight for Black lives — one which persists today.

What we acknowledged as a nation during the one-and-a-half year trial of George Zimmerman is that the white majority’s public imagination of Black people was based on their fear of us, not the reality of who we are. Trayvon Martin was a teenage boy literally walking in his own neighborhood doing what most teenagers do: Wearing a hoodie, buying snacks and talking on his cell phone. His family and Trayvon would not know that his life would end that night because a white vigilante would be empowered by his own racist beliefs and murder a 17-year-old boy in cold blood.

The senseless attack on Trayvon’s life reignited a movement across the globe and pushed us to acknowledge the worth of a generation that has been historically disenfranchised. Trayvon and his generation have been served incarceration, low-wage no wage jobs, over-policing and laws that criminalize our every day in this country.

His murder and the acquittal of George Zimmerman left us with a sharpened clarity about what we stand for, and how we should stand up for Black lives. The phrase — black lives matter — that would turn into a hashtag, a political platform and then a global decentralized network ushered in a new way of fighting for Black lives and thus American democracy.

[…]

We elected a white supremacist president and, every day that he is in office, he erodes the United States constitution and emboldens a new kind of white nationalism — one that isn’t cloaked in white robes, but instead carries tiki torches and espouses hateful rhetoric.


When Leftists write the history books they will say that Donald Trump murdered Trayvon Martin.


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145 Responses to Black Lives Matter Founder Mourns “Murder” Of Trayvon Martin

  1. trist says:

    No, they will say what they say now, that he was killed because of racism, and a large segment of this country is perfectly okay with it.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I’m sorry but your race card is expired. Do you have anything else?

    • Anthony says:

      Think they’ll ever get around to mentioning the burglary tools and stolen engraved wedding bands that got him thrown out of school?

      • DeniseVB says:

        Mommy sent him to live with Dad, problem solved. Oh wait….St. Trayvon of the Sidewalk would have been in prison by now. The bad decisions his family and Trayvon himself is what got him killed, not the color of his skin. I wish people would read Ben Carson’s book, One Nation, “racism” is whipped up to keep the blacks on the Dem plantation. Another good read is the life of Booker T. Washington.

        • Anthony says:

          There was testimony provided by resident John B. Goode (I kid you not). He was an eyewitness who saw Martin on top of Zimmerman banging his head on the concrete. He disappeared immediately from all msm repotting.

          As far as our cowardly drive-by troll goes, I would’ve been happy to just scroll past her had she not tried to fuck with Helen. THAT did it for me, and my only remorse is that I used restraint in my remarks.

    • blowme0bama says:

      If he was killed for racism rather than Zimmerman defending himself from a physical attack, no one would be okay with it. You don’t get to omit that fact and jump to “racist!”.

  2. lyn says:

    Racism and sanctuary city killed Kate Steinle.

  3. helenk3 says:

    any sorrow for the football player killed by an illegal this week? Any sorry for the hundreds of young blacks killed by other blacks. Any sorrow for the blacks whose lives are ruined by drugs and crime and gangs? Didn’t think so

    • lyn says:

      Word. It’s easy to blame others.

    • trist says:

      You seem to think it’s all one or the other. It’s not. For me it never has been. But it is ironic that the last time I posted here was just after Zimmerman was acquitted and people here thought he was justifed. That’s when I knew it was time to go. If you couldn’t see that for what it was, there was no point in staying.

      I honestly never thought I would see anything worse than the Obama koolaid drinkers, certainly not from former PUMAs who lived through the horror of 2008, but I guess you guys just needed to find your preferred flavor, which turned out to be orange.

      So sad.

      • helenk3 says:

        what part of nothing said about many problems that need to be solved in the black community and the white community need more attention don’t you get?
        I am watching a generation of all colors being destroyed by poor education, drugs , gangs and lack of parenting.
        we all hurt from this.They are a future and right now it is not looking too good

        • trist says:

          You implied that just by me mentioning Trayvon that it somehow means I don’t care about what happened to Edwin Jackson, or that black crime isn’t an issue. And that’s simply not true.

          • helenk3 says:

            If I misunderstood than I apologize

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            I think she was referring to Patrisse Cullors’ and BLM’s apparent lack of concern for any black person who isn’t killed by a white person.

            It’s not all about you.

            The people here are opposed to racism. We believe in MLK’s dream of a colorblind society. Just because we don’t see racism everywhere you do doesn’t mean we are racists.

      • Anthony says:

        You can go away again if you like

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          Be nice to our guest, young man. {{wags finger}}

        • trist says:

          I know I’m not welcome here, anyway, this site moved on to a very dark place, and it’s not for me.

          • helenk3 says:

            It takes no talent or brains what so ever to carry a sign saying black lives matter. I respect the person who gets down in the trenches and works with black kids to give them a clue on how to make a good life for themselves. Whether it is helping them get an education, showing them a trade or giving them some way to gain self respect and want a better future.
            You drop in, do not understand what I am saying and then claim you are not welcome here. That is playing the victim.It does not work too well here. We all have our stories and we respect one another. You are welcome to join and listen and post and learn from us as we can learn from you.

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            You are welcome. This is a place where people can agreeably disagree.

            As for this being a dark place, your scary words have no power here. The Era of White Guilt is over.

            We’re making America great again. A country that is prosperous, free, and at peace. A nation where people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. America is a big family and we’re all one nation, indivisible. Identity politics has divided this nation. Trump is uniting us again.

            If you don’t want to be united with the rest of us, that is your choice. But you’re still welcome to join.

          • swanspirit says:

            Of course you are welcome here. But you want to start calling people racist, because they disagree with you. How tolerant is that?

          • Island Girl says:

            As stated, you are most welcome here. This place is not dark, my President is not orange and Trayvon was up to no good as far as I can tell. Peace and Aloha

          • Anthony says:

            You’re not UN-welcome, but you’re also not a very gracious guest. Broad sweeping and unfounded negative character judgements usually don’t endear someone to a blog community.

          • Somebody says:

            Well I am late to this, but I am curious did you watch the trial? If not, have you read the transcripts? Particularly of the neighbors? Listened to the various cell phone tapes unedited?

            Or are your opinions based on news reports regarding the Zimmerman trial? Or is it your opinion that “racism killed Trayvon” because Zimmerman in your opinion profiled him?

      • elliesmom says:

        I think I speak for a lot of people here when I say I wish Trayvon’s life had been different. I wish he’d had a stable, two parent family. I wish instead of being suspended from school for having burglary tools and stolen property in his locker, his backpack had one of those “My kid is an honor student” bumper stickers to take home to his parents. I wish instead of a girlfriend who can’t read cursive, he had someone who was talented and headed for a brilliant career of her own. I wish he and George Zimmerman had been neighbors who knew each other, and when George saw Trayvon walking, he could have offered him a ride home without worrying he’d be on a sidewalk getting his head bashed in. But the narrative of Trayvon Martin being a “good kid” who was brutally murdered by a “white Hispanic racist” is fan fiction. We can all wish his life had been different, but we can’t make it so.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m a former PUMA and sorry the Dem women hated Sarah Palin so much to support that empty vessel, unaccomplished Obama. PUMA’s could have changed the trajectory of the party, but they chose Party over Country. Dems have been going downhill ever since.

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Gee, making innocent workplace interactions and stupid comments into sex crimes is causing men to avoid being around women? And that is men’s fault?

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:

  6. Cisco says:

    RE: Thug Trayvon and his BLM compadres.
    https://heyjackass.com/2018-race-of-victim-assailant/

  7. mothy says:

    I have become completely immune to all charges or racism. Just don’t care. Think many persons of color are abused for political gain by the left. Think blm is manufactured and I don’t care. Give it no regard any longer.

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

  9. Myiq2xu™ says:
    • mothy says:

      Poor proggies. They gonna be tired from all this #Winning.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Thank God for some common sense at last.

    • Island Girl says:

      Must be something in that Kern River,right on

    • elliesmom says:

      His or her argument for this ruling makes too much sense. All of the bakers who have been sued or are being sued have been more than willing to sell goods in their bakery cases to anyone who shows up with the money to pay for it. Their only objection has been being asked to create something special that goes against their core beliefs. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will follow suit. The argument is right there for them.

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • mothy says:

      Somethings I could not care less about #MeToo, gay cakes,trans bathrooms, dacas, hollywierd in general. My give a shit is broken beyond repair.

        • mothy says:

          I don’t even enjoy the gossippy part anymore. All those people are of no real consequence. Streisand is now in talks to do a netflix tv show about politics with ryan murphy. I would rather have a mage a tois with trigglypuff and lena dunham.
          Take a look at inner city decay THAT is the product of democrats. It’s not racism or sexism or the phobia du jour. Bad policy that provide endless votes.

      • Island Girl says:

        My fricking ceiling (portion of) was on the shitty carpet we have when I came home from work on this Manic Monday. Dang flood Super Bowl leftovers, everybody can STFU 😂 LOL

        • Somebody says:

          Sorry, hope the repairs aren’t too expensive. A look on the bright side? Nobody was injured.

          I had that happen in a house I was renting. Came home from work and the ceiling was in my bed. Sucked,but I was so glad it didn’t happen while I was sleeping.

          • Island Girl says:

            Funny you mention that, I was reflecting back on wonderful renter’s day. And yes very glad I was not home but my poor dog literally lost his sh!it. ha maybe time for new floors. Thank you

        • Anthony says:

          Bummer. Dealt with that last month with my bathroom ceiling. Up side is that the repairs were quick if not messy.

  11. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • elliesmom says:

      Whenever someone brings out the old trope, “The world is too ugly a place to bring children into so I’m not going to have kids”, I thank them. Who wants them to release more negativity into the world? Happy, well-adjusted people should have kids- lots of kids. Cute kids to make the world less ugly. Smiling, happy kids who will choose the bright colors from the crayon box. People who worry about dystopia should pay happy people to have large families. It’s the best prevention there is.

      Shuts them up every time.

  12. bkhuna says:

    Sadly, the way Trayvon was living his life, the odds are that he wouldn’t be alive today to celebrate his birthday.

    • Constance says:

      I remember when my son (a white kid) was an adolescent punk, then he grew at about age 17 so his body was a large man, over six feet tall and about 180 pounds, but his brain was still 10 years old. I told him to stop jumping fences and running through peoples property because he could scare people and he could get shot by someone who thought they needed to protect themselves from him. I told him to make friendly eye contact and greet people. So this is parental advice not some racist plot, I would think all colors of parents would give similar advice to their young sons. In the dark you can’t see color. Take a box of color crayons outside at night. Try to pick out the red, yellow and blue. You can’t. People can’t see color at night, they are reacting to perceived threat based on behavior, not skin color.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Or he would be celebrating it in prison.

  13. Dora says:

    This story comes with a good cartoon.

    Ex-Obama intel bosses snipe at Trump from sidelines amid concern over politicized agencies
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/05/ex-obama-intel-bosses-snipe-at-trump-from-sidelines-amid-concern-over-politicized-agencies.html

  14. Dora says:

    Oh no! Not again! Please stop!

  15. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      The above should read…..”Today in Swamp Theater”.

    • Anthony says:

      This should be interesting. Their decision will publicly define their platform for the midterms and 2020 general elections. Will they continue to pander to the socialist faction of their base? Perez’s influence as DNC chair will be tested.

  16. Dora says:

    Receiving a subpoena is just not what it used to be.

    ——

    Steve Bannon expected to skip his House Intelligence Committee appearance despite subpoena and risk of contempt

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5356505/Bannon-skip-House-Intelligence-Committee-appearance.html

  17. votermom says:

    Timeline of Clinton FBI DOJ corruption
    Biased FBI and DOJ Officials Broke The Law And Tried To Decide The Election – an Annotated Timeline

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasdelbeccaro/2018/02/05/biased-fbi-and-doj-officials-broke-the-law-and-tried-to-decide-the-election-an-annotated-timeline/#3eb4b7377f34

  18. DeniseVB says:

    R.I.P. “Martin Crane” 😦 One of the best sitcoms ever.

    • mothy says:

      He was only 53 when Frasier started?????????

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think the gray hair matured him enough to make being the dad of two boys in their mid-30’s believable. I remember how young he looked when he dyed his hair black to “meet a lady”, only to have the dye stain a lovely white chair he was sitting in. Of course, becoming a dad in your late teens is possible too 🙂

      • Ann says:

        I said something similar to Hubby yesterday. I thought he was in his 70s while on Fraiser!

    • lateblum says:

      A good friend and I were talking about John Mahoney just over a week ago. She has been involved in local theater as long as I’ve known her (30+ years). I had no idea she was friends with him years ago when he lived here (in my little suburb). She said he was a kind and gracious man who was committed to theater and especially to theater in Chicago. How strange that his name would have come up in our conversation so recently.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I always hoped for a Frasier reboot, but it would never be the same without “Martin” the gruff blue collar vs. his elite ninny sons was comedy gold 😀

  19. Dora says:

    Obama Appointed FISA Court Judges Involved in Numerous Questionable and Controversial Actions

    The Obama team’s actions with the FISA Court were not just corrupt – they were criminal! Now his appointed judges are in the news for suspect deep state actions.

    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/obama-appointed-fisa-court-judges-involved-numerous-questionable-controversial-actions/

    • Somebody says:

      Dora be careful regarding “Obama appointed FISA judges”. Chief Justice John Roberts appoints the FISA judges. Of the 11 judges currently serving on the FISA court only 1 was initially appointed by Obama and 2 by Bill Clinton.

      I keep seeing all kinds of wild claims about the FISA judges. The information is public, you can see who is currently serving in a FISA capacity. There are 11 judges total and they break down as follows;

      6 were appointed initially to the bench by GWB
      1 was appointed to bench by GHWB
      1 was appointed to bench by RR
      2 were appointed to bench by WJC
      1 was appointed to bench by BHO

      ***there was a recent change as a term expired so looking back during election cycle the makeup was different by 1 judge compared to today. That change was a RR appointment was replaced by a GWB appointment.

      Each judge appointed by the chief justice serves a 7 year term. The appointments are staggered and a judge may only serve once.

      • Lulu says:

        The judges are recommended TO Roberts and then he appoints them. Roberts doesn’t “pick” them he rubber-stamps them. I’d like to know what Roberts does to vet them, if anything and WHO recommends them. The federal judge appointed by Bronco is Contreas, a Holder law firm employee lawyer in decades gone by, who gets appointed, by Roberts after being recommended by somebody, who got his butt recused for conflict of interest due to FISA duties and his regular duties as a federal DC circuit judge. THAT is an enormous no-no. While some the stuff bandied about is off the wall, Contreras is in hot water for ethical lapses with the FISA stuff but we don’t know how deep. If it was a simple mistake he is a dope, if it was a set up he is a bad judge. Neither is acceptable in a DC circuit federal judge.

  20. helenk3 says:

    https://www.circa.com/story/2018/02/05/science/a-cancer-vaccine-eliminated-all-tumors-in-mice

    I am praying that this works and becomes available to all who need it. I have lost so many members of my family to cancer and would not wish it on anyone

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Pretty much, in a nutshell, “Democrats got nothing”

    • helenk3 says:

      he gets it. The democratic party I knew is dead. this twisted abortion that calls itself the democratic party is not something I would want to be involved in

      • DeniseVB says:

        They’re letting “Alinsky” take over, especially the repeating lies until they believe you. Or was that Stalin? Whotev, they’re commie socialists now. Trump exposed that 🙂

    • Cisco says:

      I like this guy.
      Succinct and to the point in good old plain English.

      • DeniseVB says:

        He was a Bernie supporter who voted for Jill Stein and happy Trump beat Hillary. Those are the Dems the party is losing. The Normals 😀

  22. Dora says:

  23. Dora says:

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OPEN TO MOVING PUBLIC LAND BOSSES WEST

    DENVER (AP) — From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking trails.

    But more than 99 percent of that land is in 12 Western states, hundreds of miles from the nation’s capital. Some Western politicians – both Republicans and Democrats – are asking why the bureau’s headquarters isn’t in the West as well.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SHOULD_WASHINGTON_MANAGE_THE_WEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    • John Denney says:

      According to the Constitution, the only land the Feds can have are a 10 square mile capitol (Washington D.C. ) and military bases.
      All “Federal land” other than that properly belongs to the State in which it is located.

  24. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s not a “crash” it’s a “correction”, has happened 6 times in the past 10 years per FBN. I wish I knew more about the stock market, sounds like a good time to BUY 😀

      • lateblum says:

        Stuart Varney has had several stock market authorities on this morning. There were nearly as many differing opinions as there were sources. The opinions swung from “do nothing” to “pull out at least half of your holdings” to “now is the time to buy”. They have also veered from “this is a small correction in the market” to “this is normal” to “we are looking at a huge problem”. Unless this is a rerun of the first hour, which I do not believe, there are still more pros waiting to chime in.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Ratings! Wish I trusted any of them to be straight and honest with me. But FBN is a business too and I’m sure they’ve enjoyed a “bump” this week. Some tinfoily explanations out there, Soros! The Memo! Trump! Tax Cuts! Higher Wages! Of course prompting a panic will have more people sell off.

          • lateblum says:

            Right!! I wish I had even a modicum or trust in any of them. I don’t trust their explanations about this “correction/dip/downturn”. I wonder who or what caused this. Is it normal? Is it the result of a conspiracy to undermine PDJT? (It is Tuesday) I would so love to begin trusting others again. The Dems vowed to do everything in their power to RESIST and interfere with PDJT and make his presidency impotent. Is this part of it? Have they engaged the financial honchos? I feel as if I’ve lost my mind – finally.

          • DeniseVB says:

            LOL, don’t “lose” your mind, we need it 😀

      • Constance says:

        I think it is a good time to buy. Especially if there is a stock you have always wanted like Amazon or Apple. Or it is a chance to buy a diverse fund, a couple of Vanguard stocks which are free to buy and free to sell would be VFIAX vanguard’s index 500 or VPMAX which is broad mix of stocks. A lot of what happened yesterday was done by pre-programmed computers.

  25. taw46 says:

    • Lulu says:

      That guy Swalwell is an out and out fascist. Socialist/authoritarian/corporatist is his total mindset. He represents a district near Silicon Valley.

  26. taw46 says:

  27. DandyTIger says:

    From the evidence, it looks like Trayvon, the black guy, was attempting to commit a hate crime and murder someone he thought was gay and hitting on / following him. George, the latino guy, following him, suspecting he was one of the criminals who had been breaking into houses in his neighborhood. Turns out Travon was a criminal who had been breaking into houses and stealing. When Trayvon attacked and attempted to beat up and murder George, the victim defended himself and killed Trayvon in self defense. Sad and tragic. Who knows what biases and hate were in either person’s head at the time. But the event appears to have been pretty straight forward. George was following Trayvon. Trayvon initiated a brutal attack against George. George defended himself. It’s sad that the race/ethic group of each is made part of the story, even here, but it doesn’t appear to have any bearing. End of story.

  28. DeniseVB says:

    Apparently this happened this morning……alert went out to the Gulf and East Coasts. Good thing I’m not smart enough for a smartphone 😉 (Even Norfolk got one, she’s on the Chesapeake Bay)

  29. DeniseVB says:

    😀

    • Constance says:

      That’s why we must have a wall. Anything else will be abandoned the second a Democrat takes control.

  30. lateblum says:

    R/T a recent topic…

    • DeniseVB says:

      Nobody was upset when they cast the first black Jean Valjean and Javert in Les Miz or the first black Phantom of the Opera years ago. Amazing talents. John Legend will play JC in NBC’s Superstar this Easter, doesn’t bother me at all.

  31. John Denney says:

    One can find Zimmerman’s unedited 911 call on YouTube. One can hear him say, “he’s running”, and hear his door open and wind noises as Zimmerman runs after Trayvon, then the operator asking if George was chasing him and “we don’t need you to do that”, and the wind noises stop and George continues the conversation as he catches his breath until they hang up about a minute later.
    So Trayvon had at least a full minute to run to his house, which was only 80 yards from George’s vehicle. Trayvon was a 6 foot, 165 pound football player. who could probably run the length of a football field in under 15 seconds.
    In court, the girl on the phone with Trayvon says he did in fact make it home.

    But then he turned around and stalked and attacked Zimmerman.

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