via BlackAmericaWeb: Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, walked into 9 Mag on VH1’s Black Ink Chicago to get a tattoo that would honor the legacy of Trayvon, whose death in 2012 and the acquittal of the shooter George Zimmerman inspires a national movement, The Daily Mail reported. “I just thought how my son galvanized the country. To me, […]
Five years after their son Trayvon Martin was killed in a shooting that helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are weighing political bids to continue their fight for racial justice.
The world will never know who Trayvon Martin— the unarmed 17-year-old fatally shot in Florida by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012 — could have grown up to be. In a way, we never knew who he was. His humanity was lost, broken down into school records, headlines and 140 characters in the ensuing media scrutiny and trial of Zimmerman […]
It’s still tough. I do have other children, but any Father’s Day without all your kids is tough. I have a 2-year-old that’s filled a big void that was empty in my life. But of course, we can’t replace Trayvon. Just not having my shadow around on Father’s Day, it’s hard, but we get through. […]
Travyon Martin’s parents want to honor their late son’s memory in a book. According to The New York Times, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin recently met with two publishing executives to discuss the idea. “They intended to write a book that gives the full picture of their son while tracing their own experience of shock and […]
Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to work to prevent the untimely death of more black children. “To have his name slandered and demonized, I think as a father it’s really important that my message to the world, we won’t let this […]
Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Syrbrina Fulton, were reportedly not in the court room when the jury returned a ‘not guilty’ verdict in George Zimmerman’s second degree murder trial for killing their son, Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in February 2012. Trayvon Martin’s parents have since tweeted their reactions to the verdict, which […]
Hundreds of local residents gathered at Miami’s Bethel Apostolic Temple last Saturday for what was billed as a “community program of peace, justice and prayer” to support Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, whose son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford Florida in February 2012. The event was organized as […]