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Songs for Trayvon Martin

I have been deeply affected by the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The sweet-faced young man was killed on February 26th 2012 because he was black and on the side walk.

Trayvon’s mere presence in that time and place was enough to warrant another man to chase him down and shoot him dead.

Trayvon’s trip to the store was seen and a threat by the man who shot him and this sentiment is echoed by the police and justice system as no arrest has been made regarding the circumstances of his death.

I do not live in the United States but all over the world young black men are treated as risks and face shoot-first-ask-questions-later violence daily.

I mourn for Trayvon and I wish I could join the protests as much as I wish that Trayvon was still here bringing light to his family and our world. The state cannot be allowed to sanction open season on young black men who’s mere being is seen as a problem worthy of deadly force.

I have selected some songs that I wish to dedicate to Trayvon and hope that in this small way I add my voice to the call for justice.  Please sign the petition on change. org. We can make sure they know that we will not let Trayvon die in vain.

And because it’s 2012 and the same shit

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