The Guilfordian

#BlackLivesMatter week

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

“Every 28 hours, a black person who is unarmed is murdered in the United States by a police officer, a vigilante or a security guard,” said Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. “That’s happening many times with impunity, and we see this as a pandemic.” The Black Lives Matter movement...

Civil Rights groups descend on Florida, protest unjust ‘stand your ground’ law

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

The verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder case was not the end of a story; it was the beginning of a movement. Since the jury from that case found defendant George Zimmerman innocent, many have derided Florida’s “stand your ground” law as symbolic of prejudice against blacks in the U.S. legal...

Vigil commemorates Trayvon Martin, debate continues

Vigil commemorates Trayvon Martin, debate continues

Bryan Dooley, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012

Silence and a tranquil rain marked the April 4 vigil for Trayvon Martin as the college participated in the “1,000 Campus Vigil” in solidarity and support for Martin and his family. “I had so much emotion in me each day,” said senior Nina Frazier, organizer of the vigil. “With every new development...

Trayvon Martin: beyond the speculation & towards the truth

Trayvon Martin: beyond the speculation & towards the truth

Kate Gibson

April 6, 2012

Senators and Representatives donning hooded sweatshirts. Student protestors rattling bags of Skittles in unison. Social networks and blogospheres erupting with demands for action. “We want arrests … shot in the chest,” chanted thousands of protestors on March 31 in Sanford, Fla., reported Reuters. This...