Kids of East Hills, Penn Hills and Homewood, dressed in a variety of costumes to celebrate Halloween at the Wemco Community Club at 7325 Frankstown…
This 1927 image originally released by Warner Bros., shows Al Jolson in blackface makeup in the movie “The Jazz Singer.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros.) by Leanne ItalieAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween? How about a bloody hoodie and blackface for a costume riff on the slain teen Trayvon Martin, or full-on minstrel at a splashy Africa-themed party for the fashion elite in Milan?
Man (right) pointing his fingers like a gun, posted a picture of himself dressed as George Zimmerman, with his friend dressed in blackface wearing a hoodie with a bloody bullet hole in the center of the chest. (Facebook Photo) By AJ Willingham (CNN) HLNtv.com — A pair of Florida men and their female friend are experiencing a backlash over their controversial Halloween costumes after a picture of them went viral online over the weekend. The two men in the picture, whom we will not name here, appear to be at a Halloween gathering dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman — two central figures in one of the year’s most high-profile court cases. Martin, 17, was shot and killed by Zimmerman in Florida in February 2012. Zimmerman, a leader of his neighborhood watch, claimed self-defense and was acquitted of the teen’s murder in July.