When an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin received a fatal shot from George Zimmerman one February night in Florida, many were eager for justice to be served. On July 13th his killer was found “not guilty”. As to be expected, the outrage grew exponentially. Ebony Magazine Tributes Trayvon Martin!Cover stars include Boris Kodjoe, Spike Lee, Dwayne Wade, their sons, who paid tribute to Trayvon by wearing grey hoodies. The fourth and final cover features the Martin Family. On Facebook EBONY revealed, “Our groundbreaking September 2013 issue will explore concerns around racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward.
We are honored to have Trayvon’s parents and his brother, Jahvaris Fulton, grace the cover of our subscribers’ issue. Justicefortrayvon “Many people wonder why the Trayvon Main case a year old is such a big deal. Well simply put it was new age racism in America for an un armed teen to be attacked first then shot more than likely only for defending himself and the attacker to be found not guilty in the court of law is completely redundant. Yes we understand the law that Florida has about self-defense but how could it have been self-defense when Zimmerman was the one who initiated the fight! According to the magazine this “groundbreaking” issue will “explore concerns about racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward”. The editors of ebony magazine say the September issue was inspired by the black community after the “not-guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and the magazine devoted four separate issues to Trayvon Martin and explores stand your ground clause!