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FAMED ARTIST AND WRITER ANDRE’ LEROY DAVIS BRINGS US THE LAST WORD: 17: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE VISUALIZED

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

CELEBRATED ARTIST AND WRITER
ANDRE’ LEROY DAVIS
BRINGS US THE LAST WORD WITH
17: THE REVULOTION WILL BE VISUALIZED
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2014

Stratosphere Studios and We’re 4 ART, Thou? Curating, Present…
The first stop for a Poignant and very important Art Show:

17: The Revolution will be Visualized
A Group Exhibition
February 26th — March 3rd 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 the 2nd year anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin: The Revolution will be Visualized… 6-10PM

The show will feature the works of 17 diverse and talented African-American Artists/Revolutionaries.  Read more…

Raheem Gives Proceeds Of “TRIGGA MAN,” A Tribute To Tryavon Martin Song, To The Trayvon Martin Foundation

September 1, 2013 Leave a comment

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN ASSIGNS
“TRIGGA MAN” PROFITS TO THE
TRAYVON MARTIN FOUNDATION
“America is at a Tipping Point,” Says DC-Based Singer/Songwriter/Activist
RD and TRAYVON DAD

Buy The Single At ITunes  Read more…

Spike Lee Talks Old Boy, Kickstarter & Trayvon Martin

July 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Socio-political Analyst Cleo Manago Stands His Ground on Fox News’ “Hannity” Airing Tonight 7/19/13

July 19, 2013 1 comment

 

Socio-political Analyst Cleo Manago

Stands his Ground on Fox News’ “Hannity”

Tonight (7/19/13) 

Cleo Manago 

Los Angeles – Socio-political analyst Cleo Manago stands his ground with Sean Hannity, on Fox News’“Hannity” tonight, Friday, July 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET in a discussion about  race relations in America in general and also as it pertains to the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.

Manago appears alongside Compton’s own, Pastor Michael J.T. Fisher of the Greater Zion Church Family.  Fisher is leading the 13th Annual “March 4 a Cause” Peace March in Compton, on Saturday, July 20, in conjunction with Rev. Al Sharpton’s call for a “Justice for Trayvon” National Day of Action. One hundred vigils in cities across the country are scheduled to take place at noon as a call to action pushing for the Department of Justice to file federal charges against George Zimmerman. The vigils will lead up to the Saturday, August 24, 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice led by Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III,.  Read more…

Justice for Trayvon Martin – The National Coalition joins with NUL, NAN & others seeking justice

July 16, 2013 Leave a comment

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Washington, DC –  Melanie L. Campbell,president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, issued the following statement on Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman verdict:

As we process the unfortunate not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman regarding the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin we, must first lift up and commend his parents who have endured this heartbreaking ordeal with grace and class. Our prayers go out to Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton for the loss of their beloved son, and now this decision.

Trayvon was an innocent teenager returning home from purchasing candy and tea. It’s bad enough to suffer the loss of a son, but it’s unacceptable for them to have to sit and witness a trial where people try to denigrate their son’s name. We must be vigilant in our efforts to seek justice for Trayvon and his family, but also, honor his life by making sure this does not happen to any other teenager. Read more…

Talking to Him About Trayvon: The Aftermath

July 15, 2013 1 comment

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By Eva Said It
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July 14, 2013 – Today is so heavy. My lower back hurts, my heart hurts, my contacts sting my eyes. Advice: don’t cry with your contacts in and then sleep with them in and then wake up to shed a couple more tears. Just don’t. You’re welcome.

I’m plagued today for the same reason so many black parents are: we just watched a jury in the lawless state of Florida acquit George Zimmerman in the senseless and blatantly racial murder of Trayvon Martin…and we have children that by now we’ve had to explain it to. We’ve spent a night and a morning in difficult conversations meant to help our future generations understand what just happened…when we don’t yet (if we ever will?) have answers for our own understanding.

We have sons that will grow to be black men…and we cannot take for granted the assumption that they will even get to grow up. The Martin family surely pictured a college graduation day that will not come, a wedding day that will not arrive, and grandchildren that will not be born. I’m choked up just typing that. I’ve pictured all those days for my son.

I did NOT picture this day. Or last night. Read more…

Trayvon Martin’s Parents are Still Co-Parenting—Through Death and Zimmerman’s Trial

June 17, 2013 1 comment

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By DEESHA PHILYAW

A friend recently sent me an MSNBC article about Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and the trial of George Zimmerman which began last week.  As the co-founder  of co-parenting101.org and the co-author of Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce (both in collaboration with my ex-husband), I was particularly struck by a 2012 photo accompanying the article, a photo of Fulton and Martin holding hands as they listened to the charges being filed against Zimmerman.  It occurred to me that this moving image stood in stark contrast to the image of co-parents that tends to dominate the cultural conversation about parents of children who live between two households: Combative, not conciliatory.  Difficult, not cooperative…and certainly not comforting.

The larger culture generally expects co-parents to be disagreeable with each other.  Fights over child support or one parent’s (usually the father’s) lack of parental participation are familiar reality TV show fodder.  A few years ago, I cringed while watching a scene from Basketball Wives LA in which two divorced African-American co-parents screamed at each other in a therapy session, airing all of their dirty laundry… as their teenaged daughters, also in the session, looked on. Read more…

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Stays Lodged in the Psyche of Black Parents

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

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By NICK CHILES

It’s been a year since Trayvon Martin pierced our consciousness.

So many brutal, unforgettable stories have shocked our senses since last February. So many young people have been unforgivably taken from us. Jordan Davis. Aurora. Newtown. Hadiya Pendleton.

It has been a year that may even bring about some changes in the way the nation views and treats gun violence. Maybe. It still remains to be seen whether our lawmakers will have the courage to actually change the laws that govern how easily Americans can blow each other away.

Of course, the Trayvon story is still in the media, as we follow all the pre-trial dramas of George Zimmerman. When he actually goes on trial for the murder of Trayvon, shining a very public spotlight on the irrationality of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, the case will jump onto the front pages again.

As others have noted, MyBrownBaby was one of the first media sources in the country to note the larger implications of Trayvon’s murder. We helped to put the story on the front pages. When my wife Denene showed me a wire service report out of Florida on a press conference held by Trayvon’s parents, who were trying to bring attention to the fact that Zimmerman still hadn’t been arrested two weeks after he shot their son to death, I immediately thought about my own son. He is a young black male who had been pulled over by police in our subdivision several times by police; we had gotten nervous emails from neighbors in the subdivision reporting that there had been a couple of burglaries. Those were all the steps that could lead to something tragic. I knew I had to pen something meaningful, quickly. After I did, sites like The Root soon followed suit. Read more…

As Zimmerman Goes Free, We Trace the Path of This Unbelievable Story

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

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By NICK CHILES

As George Zimmerman walked out of jail late Sunday night after posting bail, and the city of Sanford tried to determine whether Police Chief Bill Lee still had his job, it gave us an opportunity here at MyBrownBaby to think back on how much the story of Trayvon Martin’s murder has transformed the nature of social media in just seven weeks.

It also gave us a chance to reflect on MyBrownBaby’s crucial role in lighting a spark that ignited this unbelievable story. Read more…

Diggy Dissing J.Cole, Trayvon Martin,DMX,Rick Ross Wins, Rhianna Fukcing ? Industry 10

April 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Just A Few Random Thoughts Regarding The Trayvon Martin Tragedy

April 1, 2012 4 comments

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By BIG CED

This is what’s troubling about recent reports about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Let’s just say that Zimmerman is correct in that Trayvon was bashing his head into the ground. According to the 911 call Zimmerman made, he was told to NOT pursue Trayvon, yet he did, so, in theory, if he had listened to the caller, more than likely, no incident happens that night. BUT, he did pursue Trayvon. Why isn’t Trayvon afforded the same right, according to the ‘stand your ground’ law that Zimmerman chooses to use as his defense? Even IF Trayvon was whipping his ass, doesn’t Trayvon have the right to stand his ground? Zimmerman is following him, which immediately puts Trayvon in a defensive stance, common sense tells you that. But let me state that I do NOT believe Zimmerman’s version of what transpired, BUT, even IF it happened that way, he is STILL the aggressor in this situation. Of course, we will NEVER know…. Read more…

Preview CNN’s Beyond Trayvon Before It Airs Tonight on The Industry Cosign!

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Beyond Trayvon: Race & Justice In America airs TONIGHT, March 30th at 8p and 10p ET on CNN

CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien hosts a townhall on a controversial event that has gripped the nation: the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In this one hour special, several panels will examine and discuss the facts of the case and the many angles that have come into play including: the investigation, allegations of racial profiling, gun laws and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. 

In this clip, Trayvon Martin’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, questions the investigation.  Read more…

Immortal Technique Speaks Out For Trayvon Martin and Gives Advice to Teens On the Street

March 29, 2012 1 comment

I Am Trayvon Martin…And So Is My Son

March 22, 2012 3 comments

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By Eva
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You all know, and I have said before, that I don’t usually cover race on my site. That is intentional. This site is about my writing, my musings as a mother, as a woman, and hilarious, if ill-fated, tales about dating. I keep it light.  But like most of the nation, I have found myself in a bit of turmoil concerning the Trayvon Martin case. I’ve had to write this piece in two attempts because the subject, and my story concerning it, are just so damn heavy on my heart.  That said, I’m writing this piece as a mother raising a black man. Fuck an opinion, this life is my fact.
March 21, 2012. Wednesday.And the news everywhere is blaring the details of the murder of a 17 year old black child named Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL, by a non-black man named George Zimmerman.  Some say he’s hispanic, some say white, some say hispanic passing as white. It matters not. Trayvon was killed while walking back to his father’s home in a gated community carrying nothing but Skittles and a can of Arizona Iced Tea. Deemed “suspicious” by presence of a hoodie by an overzealous neighborhood watchman, he was shot and killed in cold blood.  You’ve heard the details. You know the story. You also know the outrage it has produced in communities all over. Read more…

The Nation Is Watching: the Killer of Trayvon Martin MUST Be Arrested (UPDATE)

March 13, 2012 10 comments

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By NICK CHILES

UPDATE: the case in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch captain in the child’s Sanford, FL, community, has been handed over to the state attorney. Details, along with a petition demanding justice in Trayvon’s death, are at the end of this post.

Not only has George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old Neighborhood Watch captain who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, still not been arrested, but the more details that emerge in this crazy case, the more outrageous it gets. The Sanford police chief says that the police don’t have “probable cause” to dispute Zimmerman’s claims of self-defense. Neighbors say there have been complaints in the past about Zimmerman’s aggressive tactics. And, perhaps most disturbingly, when Zimmerman made the call to 911 about a suspicious person in his community, he reportedly told the 911 dispatcher that he wasn’t going to let the black teen get away because “they always get away.” Read more…

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