Today marks 3 years since we lost a 17-year old boy from Florida to a senseless act of violence as he made his way to the store to simply buy an Arizona Iced-Tea and Skittles. The murderer a self-appoint neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty and till this day continues to get in trouble with the law over his unruly behavior......
Trayvon Martin's death sparked a movement targeting the racial and social injustice in America and brought people from all walks of life together in unity. Since then, it is unfortunate to say that we have lost more brothers, Mike Brown and Eric Garner, to the senseless and unjust violence from police officers and officials appointed to protect & serve.
TIME magazine re-published a story written by columnist Toure back in 2012 as, 'A List of Eight Pieces of Advice For People Who “could be a Trayvon”. I wanted to share this reminder:
Many black families have been forced into uncomfortable but necessary conversations since the Feb. 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. His death and the release of the uncharged shooter, George Zimmerman, have reminded many of how vulnerable we still are. The icy cold wind of racism has crept into our homes and made the hairs on the backs of our necks stand up. Blood memories of strange fruit have been stirred. Young black boys have been reminded that they are walking targets for hate. What do you say to them about what happened to Trayvon? Here’s a start:
"Remember that the battle is not over. We must rise as a people in unity and continued strength. Rise smart and calculated let our frustration and anger motivate us to be better humans daily and not be the reason we crumble."
S.I.P. Trayvon Martin "Gone But Never Forgotten, Your Sacrifice Was Not In Vain"
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