Trayvon MartinLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story drew 1.2 million viewers airing on BET and Paramount Network
The premiere of the Jay-Z-produced Paramount Network docuseries was simulcast on BET. Viewership on the Viacom cable networks was about evenly split. ALSO: Rest in Power takes on the myth of post-racial America.
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Jay-Z sees his docuseries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story as "more of an education": "People have to really see this"
Source: The New York Times
Jay-Z says of the six-part docuseries on the Trayvon Martin killing, which premieres tonight on Paramount Network: "There are a lot of things going on that lead to these sorts of films, these docs that I’m creating now. It’s more of an education, because it’s so egregious that people don’t believe it. People have to really see this. They have to see it again and they have to see it with facts and details, because people don’t really believe it. Until the world believes it and everyone gets involved, it’s going to be a black problem. I think people have been able to hide behind, 'He must’ve been out there doing something.' 'He had a hoodie on.' I’m not talking about people who have this preconceived notion of black people as robbers bad. I’m talking about good people who’ve been able to hide behind the idea of, 'No way that happened. Something had to be going on.'" ALSO: Rest in Power should be required viewing for an education in race and criminal justice in America.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Paramount Network's Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story gets premiere date and trailer
The six-part docuseries on Trayvon Martin's shooting death and how it polarized the nation and gave birth to the #BlackLivesMatter movement premieres on July 30.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
George Zimmerman charged with stalking a private investigator for Paramount Network's Trayvon Martin docuseries
Source: The Blast
Zimmerman is accused of misdemeanor stalking of a private investigator named Dennis Warren, who was tracking down participants for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 1:57PM EST
Jay-Z's Paramount Network docuseries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story gets an official teaser
The six-part docuseries based on the book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will premiere in July. The trailer was released today on the sixth anniversary of the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin's controversial death at the hands of a neighborhood watch member.