Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s Parents To March In Sanford, Florida Today


(AllHipHop News) The parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin plan to join a march today (March 26) in Sanford, Florida to mark the one month anniversary of their son’s death.

Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will join thousands of people during the march today, after more than 1 million people signed a petition on Change.org.

Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, started the petition on Change.org, calling for Zimmerman’s arrest and prosecution.

“The petition’s growth has been astounding,” said Jon Perri, a senior campaigner at Change.org. “Every hour, more and more people from around the world are coming to Change.org to join Sybrina and Tracy’s campaign for justice. Their powerful personal story and tireless dedication has made theirs the largest campaign ever started on the site.”

The petition calls for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed the 17-year-old on February 26.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, is accused of shooting the unarmed teen in a gated community in Sanford.

According to police, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked home from a store, after Zimmerman called police to report a suspicious person.

George Zimmerman ignored police instructions to avoid confronting the teen and confronted him.

Witnesses confirmed that a scuffle ensued that resulted in the unarmed Trayvon being shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol.

Although Zimmerman has confessed to killing Trayvon Martin, Sanford police have yet to arrest and charge him.

The shooting has drawn international outrage, with a number of activists, celebrities and politicians who have joined in calling for Zimmerman’s arrest.

Over the weekend, a number of church leaders around the country delivered their sermons in black hoodies, similar to the one worn by Trayvon, when he was killed.

The Miami Heat basketball team all donned black hoodies for a group photo over the weekend, while Tom Joyner and Queen Latifah held a moment of silence for the teen before a celebrity cruise to benefit black colleges.

Meanwhile, Fort Myers, Florida rapper Plies recently released a tribute track to Trayvon titled “We are Trayvon,” which already has almost 500,000 total views.

Check the song out below:

  • Capn_African_America

    hope for peace for his family

  • Capn_African_America

    bless your hearts

  • Praying for his family.

  • dominicancoke

    man is funny how people rally for trayvon martin but forgot about ramarley graham from the bronx shot dead in his own house  by a cop who broke in the house with no warrant last month or how they ain’t talking bout rekia boyd shot by an off duty chicago cop 4 days ago all these people were unarmed i don’t want trayvon’s death to over shadow these other deaths because they are just as important 

    • 7yoyo7

      True, I don’t even live in the U.S. and I also heard about Boyd’s and Graham’s cases.
      I don’t know what’s wrong out there but in France, where I live, if police does this sh1t, it’s gonna be riots all over the country.

      I’m not even trying to influence African-Americans to do the same but damn, yall need to stop this gangsta dumb sh1t, support each other and do something to change this type of bullsh1t…

    • Black Exodus

       Jadiel, what’s going is on is the boil over affect of all these murders…Rekia Boyd – Jason Smith – Dante Prince - Aiyanna Jones – Mitrice
      RichardSon – Oscar Grant – Kevin Wicks – Kevin Wooten – DeAndre Brunston
      – Michael Beyoune – Sean Bell & All of the Stolen Lives. Trayvon Martin murder is the “Fed Up”…not taking this anymore…time for change. Black men & Women are tired of being the killing dummies for racist America. The Trayvon Martin Movement is putting the country on notice that change is necessary and mandatory. What we do now / sacrifice will protect our sons, daughter and even our own lives. This movement is bigger than one individual but this needed to happen to start the movement….bless young Trayvon for being a Martyr.

      Black Exodus “Diamonds” Youtube.    

      • dominicancoke

        you’re a smart dude and you made a great point i just hope they don’t incite a riot with all this coverage 

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  • Man put that dude from ws-hh on here his trayvon martin song was much more articulate and better overall

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  • Dan Cox

    The truth is the American Public were lied to by Trayvons Parents, the Media and people went nuts because of false information. 1. Photo at least 5 years old of 12 year old Trayvon 2. Drug cover up, 3. School Suspention Cover up as to reason why and now Mother is upset the truth came out. The Parents demanded an investigation, the whole truth needs to come out. The Mother has applied for Patent/copy rights to the phrases associated with this case, used in protests. So she can make money off of them! The whole thing stinks and we can blame the Liberal Media for creating a “Perfect Storm of Racial unrest” WE WERE PLAYED.

    • So the photo is old

      So he smoked bud

      So he was suspended

      He got shot and wasnt doing shit wrong, end of story!!