One year has passed since the murder of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin gripped headlines, continuing the nation’s tumultuous legacy with racial profiling, that significantly targets men of color.
The conversation picked up in New York City with a Star Jones hosted sit down with Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother during the opening panel of ‘Black Male: Re-Imagined II,’ a two day summit that aims to analyze the perception of Black men in the media (news and reality television) and public policy.
A month after what would have been Trayvon’s 18th birthday, Fulton candidly spoke about the the circumstances surrounding the death of her son and the role that perception played in the public analysis and national conversation. She also shared how the recently formed Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation and its partners will fight for a reduction of racial profiling.
Other notables at the event included Michael Skolnik, Editor and Chief of GlobalGrind.com; Civil Rights Attorney, Benjamin Crump, and spoken word artist, Jasiri X.
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