Posted June 11, 2013 by A.Raquel
Four hundred and seventy days have transpired since the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17
year old who like most teens had a spontaneous thought to feed a sweet tooth. Little did he know that his life would end that day and the nightmare that all parents dare not think about would transition into a journey of advocacy.
The trial for George Zimmerman has begun in Sanford, Florida with less fanfare than was present after the weeks and months that followed the occurrence. Local and national media filled a designated parking lot but ABSENT were those from the community. Information from talk show hosts who market to the African American community is sparse to say the least. Sparse…meaning that other news of the day has taken precedence. Where are the cries for justice that echoed from the elite in his community? Where are the supporters who cried fowl when the news first broke? Where are the crowds who gathered in protest with well known leaders chanting, sing and motivating us to get involved and stay involved. ABSENT as witnessed on June 10th as jury selection began. Those that often wait for what they perceive as a good time to get involved, show up, and speak up are already late. Moving toward justice for Trayvon Martin and other victims should always remain at the forefront of each individual’s mind, the concern of community leaders and our political responsibility. So how will this end, we don’t know but we will be here to keep you in the know. Check out our special show live from Sanford tonight at 9pm at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theconversationcafe. Check back with us as the case unfolds.