|Trayvon Martin (Source: Ebony)|
Last year I was at the rally in Union Square, thinking that closure would soon follow. Throngs of people attended, arriving early to engage in dialogue about the senseless murders of black and Latino youth by racists. Tears were flowing hugs were shared, candles were lit, and signs for justice held high. Everyone was outraged, not only at the rally, but around the world. This senseless tragedy sparked the creativity of many artists who used their respective mediums (canvas, canvas, and more canvas, spoken word, and music) to make sure this story would never be forgotten. (Check out my friend's tribute on YouTube.)
While Trayvon, and many others like him had gone to heaven, the living found solace knowing that we all were aware of these injustices and we weren't going to accept this behavior as normal.
|Me and friends at the Trayvon Martin Rally in Union Square in 2012|
|Me and friends at the Trayvon Martin Rally in Union Square in 2013|
|Cut-N-Edge Cartoons on Facebook|