Black entertainers continue to rally behind Trayvon Martin’s parents and the movement the young teenager paid with his life to ignite.
Ebony magazine, in an effort to keep the conversation going, called on film director Spike Lee, NBA champion Dwyane Wade, actor Boris Kodjoe and Martin’s mother, father and brother. The entertainers are featured on three separate covers with their sons wearing gray hoodies while Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin stand by Martin’s brother, Jahvaris Fulton .
Ebony’s Editor-in-Chief Amy Barnett reflected on the issue:
“As a mother of a young Black boy, the tragedy of Travyon Martin affected me deeply. We simply cannot allow the conversations on this issue to come to a standstill. As the leading source for an authoritative perspective on the African-American community, at EBONY we are committed to serving as a hub for Black America to explore solutions, and to giving readers the information and tools they need to help ensure a bright future for all of our children.”
“Save our Sons” is the resounding theme of the September issue. Musician Jill Scott penned a poem for Martin, Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill offered a piece on racial profiling while Lee, Wade and Kodjoe share the advice they will impart on their sons about racism in America.
The special four-cover issue is available on newsstands now. See the covers below:
Spike Lee and Jackson
Dwyane Wade with Zaire and Zion
Boris Kodjoe and Nicolas