Carrick High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania planned to have a Trayvon Martin Day during homecoming week but canceled after parents voiced concern, reports CBS Pittsburgh. “I am a little worried about that with the different people, how they’re going to react,” said parent Jennifer Kagle. Student Bryan Bergener said, “A lot of people were complaining, […]
*Wow, the nonsense and crap that comes out of Bill O’Reilly‘s mouth continues to astound. On Friday, the Fox News host and his guest, former Florida GOP congressman Allen West, were discussing Trayvon Martin when O’Reilly made the ridiculous observation that the now deceased unarmed 17-year-old’s clothing (hoodie) that he was wearing the night […]
On Friday, The Smithsonian denied reports that it was trying to acquire the hoodie that Trayvon Martin had on the night he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last month. There were reports last week that the director of the planned National Museum of African American History and Culture had taken […]
The hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin wore the night George Zimmerman shot him to death could end up on display at the Smithsonian Institution. The shirt became a powerful symbol of the case after Zimmerman described Martin as wearing a “hoodie” the night he killed the teen, claiming self-defense. Protestors across the country wore hoodies in […]
People are outraged over a mobile game app named “Angry Trayvon” which was available through various app stores before it was finally pulled off the market. The game’s main character is a man in a hooded sweatshirt who walks through different parts of the country getting revenge on “bad” people. The game was made by […]
With his trial set for this summer, accused murderer George Zimmerman has apparently turned to food to find peace. In his most recent court apperance, Zimmerman seems to have packed on about 100 pounds since we last saw him!
Still haven’t decided on a costume for Halloween this year? Two Miami residents are encouraging people to wear hooded sweatshirts in their “Halloween Hoodie Campaign” to protest stereotyping after the controversial shooting death of fellow Floridian, Ttayvon Martin earlier this year. The 17-year-old was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by George […]
House Speaker John Boehner commented Thursday on the hoodie Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor for wearing. "I think the rules are enforced evenly...We expect all members to follow the rules," he said, according to Yahoo's Chris Moody. Rush wore a hoodie under his suit to the chamber on Wednesday, then took off his suit jacket and put on sunglasses to protest the Trayvon Martin shooting.
On the "Laura Ingraham Show" on Thursday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hooded sweatshirt on the House floor, calling the act "immature gimmickry...that does not have any place, especially on the House floor and, really, in the United States." Rush was removed from the House floor on Wednesday morning for violating the chamber's dress code. At the time, he was wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin, a teenager who was shot and killed last month in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, the local resident who shot Martin, told police he was suspicious of the teen in part because he was wearing a hoodie. Zimmerman said he acted in self defense and has not been arrested.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. "Racial profiling has to stop," Rush said as he peeled off his suit jacket to reveal a hoodie underneath, at which point he pulled the hood over his head and replaced his glasses with sunglasses. "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum."
LeBron James tweeted a picture of the Miami Heat wearing hoodies, with their heads bowed in support of Trayvon Martin, the slain teenager whose killing has become a national news story. His Heat teammate, Dwayne Wade, also tweeted a picture of himself wearing a hoodie. The tweet from the NBA superstar comes days after the Million Hoodie March, during which protesters wore hoodies to show solidarity with Martin's family. Pictures of people in hoodies in solidarity have been flooding social networking sites.