On Tuesday evening, the Mothers of the Movement—mothers of black Americans whose deaths have sparked nationwide protests—came out to a standing ovation and sustained chants of “Black lives matter,” at the Democratic National Convention.
The mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are criticizing Bernie Sanders for comments he made in Sunday night’s debate, that white Americans “don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto” and “don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Sybrina Fulton and Lucia McBath have both endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, spoke to New York magazine about her son’s legacy as the spark that catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement and America’s closer inspection of police and citizen violence—and how, for women like her, the grief of losing her child is never-ending.
Donald Glover might just be my new intellectual crush, guys. And not just because he was a writer on 30 Rock, is a Grammy nominated artist and has a new FX show called Atlanta on the way but rather he's just blowing up the idea of What It Means To Be Black while wearing a second-hand Hawaiian shirt.
This morning marks nine days and nights of protests in Ferguson, MO surrounding the killing of Michael Brown on August 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Now Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, whose son was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012, has reached out to Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden with a letter.
This morning, Trayvon Martin's parents did a live interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show. Lauer asked for Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton's reactions to the verdict; Mr. Martin said that they were "still shocked" and "still in disbelief."