Pittsburgh rapper and activist Jasiri X spends a great deal of his time traveling the country in support of various causes and solutions. So, it is only fitting that he would use his unique voice and influence to spread awareness about the shocking case of teenager Trayvon Martin that has taken the country by storm this week.
According to news reports, 17-year-old Martin was walking in a hooded sweatshirt through a gated communnity on February 26 when he was shot and killed by a member of the local civic association who claimed self-defense. Protesters have argued that Martin had done no wrong and was shot senselessly after being the victim of racial profiling. Until now, no charges had been filed against the neighbor, but recent reports state that a Grand Jury investigation will now take place.
After we caught up with him at this year’s SXSW Music Festival, Jasiri X sent AllHipHop.com the following video to help raise awareness about Martin’s case and others like it. Take a look and let us know where you stand on the case:
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