Ebony Magazine is doing a cover story on the death of Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin in their June 2012 issue. They called upon world renowned street artist, Shepard Fairey to provide the artwork for it. Shepard who is never one to shy away from social and political subjects, lends his familiar feel and style to the iconic image of Trayvon.
I’ll never know the plight of Trayvon, being guilty because of the skin you are in. The entire story disgusts me just the same. To take someone’s life away from them, away from their family, away from their friends. It’s the most disgusting and heinous act imaginable. A life entirely lost due to the mental ineptitude of a belligerent want to be police officer, who was allowed to take a position of authority AND he was allowed to carry a fire arm. The citizen’s seemed to have no trouble with this before this happened, he was protecting their white neighborhood, and their white lives and freedoms, right? But, what about Trayvon’s rights? His freedoms? His freedom’s mattered less didn’t they? They didn’t matter to George Zimmerman, listen to the 911 call from Zimmerman here……but I warn you it’s pretty gut wrenching……let this be understood, this coward was not a police officer. He is a citizen, PERIOD. The fact he is not in jail right now is disgusting. The Department of Justice has stepped in to investigate the case as a possible hate crime……possible……right……because even to the DOJ, a young black male is presumed guilty until PROVEN innocent…..Oh and not sharing this video on your “Hip Hop” blog is BS, if I visit your site and see an effin picture of Machine Gun Kelly but you can’t put this up, get the hell outta here……..apparently you are smoking your own dope boy…….