COLORLINES: AFTER TRAYVON: ACTS OF KINDNESS, COURAGE AND RESISTANCE

After Trayvon: Acts of Kindness, Courage and Resistance

Jorge Rivas looks at how people from all walks of life came together to support Trayvon Martin’s family and call for justice.

NFL Teams Are Breaking Their Own Rules by Asking if Manti Te’o Is Gay

Scandal surrounding the former Notre Dame star is stirring all sorts of challenges for the NFL too, from employment bias to the definition of masculinity. Jamilah King reports.

At ‘Shelby v. Holder’ Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

Five major takeaways straight from yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Brentin Mock reports.

Watch: North Carolina: A Case for the Voting Rights Act’s Modern Relevance

WTF, ICE? A Week’s Worth of Troubling Immigration Revelations
Immigration reform is moving ahead, sort of. But that hasn’t stopped federal immigration enforcers and those who profit off of it from steamrolling everything around.

Florida’s Welfare Drug Testing Law Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court 
A federal appeals court today struck a blow to a 2011 Florida law requiring drug tests for all applicants to the state’s welfare program.

Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Snubs Lupe Ontiveros, Twice
Ontiveros worked steadily throughout her 35-year career and her credits include films like “Selena,” “Real Women Have Curves,” and “El Norte.”

George Zimmerman Cites Massive Weight Gain in Reason to Postpone Trial
George Zimmerman has gained 105 pounds in the year since he shot Trayvon Martin.

Black Churches Condemn Obama’s Drone Policy as Murder and Evil 
An association of 34,000 churches has come out strongly against drones.

Just in Time for Oscars, Street Artist Gets Hollywood to Think About Its Workers
Artist Ramiro Gomez placed an installation right in the Beverly Hills-West Hollywood border to get those heading to the Oscars to consider who was taking care of their families and homes while they were out making movies.

Let These Adorable Kids Inspire You to Celebrate Black History Every Month
Maryland-based photographer Eunique Jones’ photo series called “Because Of Them, We Can” pays tribute to black leaders whose sacrifices paved the way for younger generations to realize their dreams.

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