Trayvon Martin Protestors Come to DC

Outraged over the death of a 17-year-old boy of African descent, who was wearing a hoodie in a Florida neighborhood, hundreds of protestors flocked to Washington, DC in mid-March.  Straight Up:  Urban Voice senior, Malik Hodge, of Washington Metropolitan High School,  caught up with the protestors who were angry that there had been no arrest of George Zimmerman.  He admits to gunning down Trayvon Martin, but claims he acted in self-defense. The story captured most of the nation’s attention  in spring 2012.


Founded in 1975, the Washington Association of Black Journalists is an organization of Black journalists, journalism professors, public relations professionals and student journalists in the D.C., metro area. WABJ provides members with ongoing professional education opportunities and advocates for greater diversification of the profession.