Fruitvale Station Director Ryan Coogler On Trayvon Martin's Potential

The important, acclaimed and already-Oscar-buzzy film Fruitvale Station opened yesterday with eerily on-point timing: The film is based on the true story of a 22-year-old black Oakland man named Oscar Grant III (played by Michael B. Jordan) who was shot in the back by a white Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer. It… »7/14/13 4:30pm7/14/13 4:30pm


Mournful Zimmerman Verdict Reactions In Florida, New York

Clockwise: MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 14: Chad Collins, 5, holds on to his mother's hand while church goers pray at the entrance of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church a day after the verdict to the George Zimmerman murder trail July 14, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Slain teenager Trayvon Martin and his family… »7/14/13 4:00pm7/14/13 4:00pm

Zimmerman Prosecutor Angela Corey's Smile Is Under Fire

A post-verdict statement made by Angela Corey, Florida attorney general for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, came across to many viewers as callous and bizarre — Corey, who had just lost her case, spoke with a certain air of victory (more than one observer noted that the perceived satisfaction and attitude of… »7/14/13 3:30pm7/14/13 3:30pm