Another worthless rag milking this kid’s death for all it’s worth.
It’s hard to believe that it was only 18 months ago that we lost Trayvon Martin. In the explosive time since that fateful night, February 26, 2012, generations of Black America have come to terms with the fact that we live in a country that often eats its young—our young.
To be 17, Black and male, specifically, is tantamount to a crime, so said the actions of a certain George Zimmerman, Trayvon’s killer. After an emotional trial in the state of Florida, so too, it seems, said a jury of Zimmerman’s peers.
African-Americans across the country clenched their hearts at the news of Zimmerman’s acquittal. Our president—a man who could have been Trayvon’s father—spoke plainly about the pain of racial profiling and the injustices faced by Black males in this country. […]
We encourage you to pick up this month’s special edition of EBONY; you will be struck by the poignant covers of notable African-American men with their sons in hoodies, you will be informed by the in-depth coverage on the trial and the aftermath, and, most importantly, you will be inspired by the hope for the future that resonates with each page.
Update: Ebony was duped by a bogus report an unnamed Tea Party group was going to boycott them over the covers.