Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chaka Khan, Kelly Price, Eric Benet & More Honor Trayvon Martin "Super Life" PSA [VIDEO]

Singer Chaka Khan along with Kelly Price, Eric Benet and more have released a tribute PSA "Super Life" in honor of  the slain teenager,Trayvon Martin. Unless you've been living in a cave, you know all about Trayvon Martin--the black teenager who was killed by the gun of the white/hispanic racist and murderer George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking around his father's neighborhood, when Zimmerman (the acclaimed neighborhood watchman) followed and shot him dead with his 9mm pistol. Trayvon Martin was only carrying a bag of Skittles and a Arizona Iced Tea. Check out the video and more on my thoughts after the break...

I think it's wonderful how Chaka Khan and everyone came together for this video in honor of Trayvon Martin. There have been a number of celebrities who have offered their support to the Martin family and have helped used their influence for good by expressing their outrage as well. "Super Life" is actually a song from Chaka's 2007 LP, Funk This. The celebs wore t-shirts in the video that read Super Life - Fear Kills, Love Heals while wearing hoodies.

I think it's a crime and a shame that Trayvon Martin was unjustly killed a month ago, but George Zimmerman STILL hasn't been arrested and was actually released due to a non-criminal record, although that has been proven untrue. After listening the the 911 tapes that were released, Zimmerman was advised not to follow Martin, but he did it anyway. You all know the story. You've seen the pictures of people across the world wearing hoodies, holding candlelight vigils, and posting outraged tweets and Facebook posts. You've signed the petitions and wrote letters which has helped shed the much needed light on this tragedy.

What makes me so angry is the fact that racist bigots like Geraldo Riviera and other media personalities are trying to justify Trayvon Martin's death by trying to paint him as a thug in the media. As if wearing a hoodie is an indication that you are automatically suspect. But, my bad, that's only if your skin is black or brown. This young man was minding his own business when George Zimmerman started following and chasing him! I listening to the heart-wrenching tapes of Trayvon Martin's last moments before he was shot dead. You have to be one heartless person to justify a 29 year-old man killing a 17 year-old teenager for NO REASON. If you think that's justifiable, then you are just as guilty and may have well pulled the trigger yourself.

I know this is an R&B music blog, and forgive me if I have offended anyone, but injustice of any kind burns me inside. I have not said anything until now, however, please know that I, and TheRnBnMe fully support the Martin family and others who are adamant about justice for Trayvon Martin. It's sad that it's 2012 and a young, black man cannot innocently walk down the street without fearing for his life. This is not 1962, and we will NOT go quietly into the night. Trayvon Martin may be in international headlines right now, but there are many other cases such as his that have happened before and are going on right now that go unnoticed or are swept under the rug daily. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Change begins with the person in the mirror. Will you be silent or will you let your voice be heard?

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