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Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:10 PM

Beautifully Done~ Four Different Ebony Covers: "We Are Trayvon"~ September Issues




Making sure the tragedy and impact of the Trayvon Martin case doesn’t fall by the wayside, Ebony Magazine has dedicated four separate covers in September, to the ‘We Are All Trayvon’ movement with hopes of finding solutions on how we can protect and “Save Our Sons.” For the main cover, Trayvon’s family including his father Tracy Martin, mother Sybrina Fulton, and brother Jahvaris Fulton pose together, while celebrity fathers like Dwyane Wade, Boris Kodjoe, and Spike Lee pose on in grey hoodies with their sons for the three additional covers.

Inside, Ebony explores different ways to stop gun violence and repealing the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, while featuring a prayer from Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Our groundbreaking September 2013 issue will explore concerns around racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward.

h/t http://theobamadiary.com/2013/08/06/chat-away-209/#comments

I am so appreciative of Ebony Mag for these poignant cover stories.

BOG

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Reply Beautifully Done~ Four Different Ebony Covers: "We Are Trayvon"~ September Issues (Original post)
Cha Aug 2013 OP
Xipe Totec Aug 2013 #1
Cha Aug 2013 #3
Aristus Aug 2013 #2
Cha Aug 2013 #5
BrotherIvan Aug 2013 #33
dbackjon Aug 2013 #38
Number23 Aug 2013 #39
NoMoreWarNow Aug 2013 #43
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #4
Cha Aug 2013 #6
WillyT Aug 2013 #7
Cha Aug 2013 #8
jwirr Aug 2013 #9
Mira Aug 2013 #10
Cha Aug 2013 #12
japple Aug 2013 #11
Cha Aug 2013 #13
demigoddess Aug 2013 #14
Cha Aug 2013 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Aug 2013 #15
Cha Aug 2013 #17
Initech Aug 2013 #18
Cha Aug 2013 #19
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #20
Cha Aug 2013 #21
giftedgirl77 Aug 2013 #30
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #22
Cha Aug 2013 #23
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #24
Cha Aug 2013 #25
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #26
Cha Aug 2013 #27
freshwest Aug 2013 #32
bravenak Aug 2013 #28
Cha Aug 2013 #29
bravenak Aug 2013 #31
JustAnotherGen Aug 2013 #44
ChiciB1 Aug 2013 #34
Cha Aug 2013 #36
JustAnotherGen Aug 2013 #35
Cha Aug 2013 #37
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #40
Cha Aug 2013 #41
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #42

Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. Makes me want to be black. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:17 PM

3. I do love these peeps who are standing up for Trayvon!

Last edited Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:05 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:16 PM

2. I'm a straight guy, and this is not the purpose of these wonderful cover pics,

but Boris Kodjoe is just insanely good-looking.

Why could I have been born that good-looking?...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:26 PM

5. Boris Kodjoe is one heck of

a handsome dude.

When I first saw him in "Undercovers" with Gugu Mbatha-Raw(who's not bad looking herself!).. I'm like.. who are they!?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:58 AM

33. At least you said it first.

Damn. I think the message is great and I applaud the creatives on this one. But I couldn't get past staring at his.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 06:00 PM

38. Yes, he is

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 06:45 PM

39. And his son is gorgeous too!!

Considering that Boris started out as a model himself, I think that jr. might be heading in the same direction.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 10:21 AM

43. you mean Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe?

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Kodjoe

I had to look up who he was.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:23 PM

4. Oh sweetie~

Those are so very beautiful.

It touches your heart, Cha. It really does.

Sweet Trayvon. We love you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:28 PM

6. I know, she.. I had the

exact same reaction. tears and then the profound gratitude of all the people standing up for Trayvon.

You know the Martins are so grateful.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:54 PM

7. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!




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Response to WillyT (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:04 PM

8. You're welcome, Willy

It's so important for all our healing and that we keep moving forward to find solutions to help other young Black kids not meet the same fate as Trayvon.

Like your sig line denotes.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:04 PM

9. K&R

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:22 PM

10. This is magnificent and appropriate.

Oftentimes the things that can be so designated don't happen! This time it did.

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Response to Mira (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:42 PM

12. I wholeheartedly agree, Mira..

When I first saw them I started crying again and then I got busy so more could see these "magnificently and appropriately" done Cover Issues from Ebony.

And, we can continue to heal and keep working towards a safer future for our country's Black Children.

snip//

"Ebony magazine is doing its part to honor the life of Trayvon Martin; to keep the conversation about race in America alive; and to explore “Stand Your Ground” laws with a special edition of its September issue.

snip//

The powerful images give way to an issue that includes an exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin’s parents and a piece with Lee, Kodjoe and Wade exploring how they approach the topic of racism with their sons. Readers will also find an article on racial profiling by Columbia University professor and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill; a prayer of healing by Bishop T.D. Jakes; a poem for Trayvon Martin by Jill Scott and more.

“As a mother of a young Black boy, the tragedy of Travyon Martin affected me deeply,” said Ebony’s Editor-in-Chief Amy Barnett in a press release. “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.

In conjunction with Ebony's five-part “Saving Our Sons” series, which launched in the May 2013 issue, the glossy is partnering with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans to host a series of town hall meetings across the country to discuss the state of Black boys. The program will run from November 2013 to December 2014 and commence at Morehouse College.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/ebony-trayvon-covers-sons-photos_n_3715134.html

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:36 PM

11. Beautiful covers. Brought tears to my eyes. eom

n/t

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Response to japple (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:43 PM

13. I know what you mean, japple.. they

are powerful.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:14 PM

14. beautiful and moving

words fail me

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:31 PM

16. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:16 PM

15. I'm sitting here trying so hard not to cry! I LOVE IT!!!! LOVE IT!!!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:32 PM

17. I didn't bother, LS.. the images are

too Powerful and Overwhelming.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:40 PM

18. This die hard Lakers fan has to give props to Dwayne Wade for doing this.

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Response to Initech (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:58 PM

19. Sweet, Initech! I wondered

who he is and hadn't checked him out, yet.

Dwyane Wade: Single parents prepare kids for game of life

Editor's note: High-profile cases of fathers seeking custody of their children through the court system have recently captured the public's attention. NBA champion Dwyane Wade has been down that road and is the author of "A Father First: How My Life became Bigger than Basketball." In this essay, adapted from the book, Wade explains why embracing single fatherhood has been a quiet victory.

(CNN) -- When I became a single father, I joined the increasing number of dads who value the importance of raising their children.

Last year, I wrote a book about my experience and the importance of all fathers being present in their children's lives. Addressing the fatherlessness issue across the country, I've also teamed up with President Obama to support his Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative.

Being a father is the most important and rewarding thing I will ever do, and I strongly encourage all fathers to love and take responsibility for their children
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More..
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/31/living/rise-of-single-fathers-dwyane-wade

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 11:17 PM

20. Sorry Trayvon.



25 Works Of Art Paying Tribute To Trayvon Martin
Artists from around the U.S. and around the world have immortalized the tragic story of a young man’s death.

posted on July 13, 2013 at 10:11pm EDT

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/works-of-art-paying-tribute-to-trayvon-martin



Thank you Cha!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 11:27 PM

21. Thank you, she~



So much for posting these on this thread.

This is the one that made me cry the most.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:22 AM

30. This pic is my favorite.

This entire incident leading up to an especially the outcome hit very close to home with us. Our entire family is of some form of mixed race & we have 2 boys who are 15 & 11. We had the talk about not jumping through ppls yards & being very aware of how the boys address ppl in authority about 6 mths b4 his death. It was even more of a blow to have to explain to them that apparently a hooded sweatshirt is now indicate of some sort of criminal behavior.

We need to fix this broken ass country

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 11:53 PM

22. The Dream Defenders~


At left, American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr. listens as Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, right, raises his fist as he leads a chant calling for a special session Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla (AP)

In wake of the Trayvon Martin murder trial, movements led by young people who embrace hoodies, tattoos, hip-hop culture and rebellion are proving that a powerful voice in this nation can defy stereotypes or expectations.

While media pundits and lawmakers continue to bicker over the destructive ethos of American society, organizations like the Dream Defenders, the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice and the Trayvon Martin Foundation have taken their concerns to the streets.

They’re camped out. They’re marching Washington. They’re demanding that laws be changed and they’re forcing the government to listen.

An uprising not unlike civil rights movements of the past, these youth activists have utilized social media, new technology and the provocative antics of hip-hop to make a difference, and they don’t intend to stop.


They are not stopping, Cha. We aren't either.


There's more.
http://thegrio.com/2013/08/06/youth-led-campaigns-seek-justice-for-trayvon-martin-refute-don-lemon/

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:24 AM

23. "Hoodies Up", she~

Thank you so much for this news from The Grio on Justice4Trayvon..

This>>>>

From your link..

From the outset, Maree capitalized upon social media to forward his call to action, transforming ideology surrounding the hoodie from criminality to solidarity, from danger to power.

Accordingly, Maree criticizes those in the media like Geraldo Rivera and Don Lemon, who’ve attributed racial disharmony to peripheral actions such as wearing hoodies or sagging pants and using the n-word. He says these opinions shift focus from the root of the problem.

In particular, Maree feels Lemon’s recent statements on CNN’s No Talking Points were “inappropriate” and ill timed.

“It’s irresponsible for Don Lemon to say those things as a national TV host and, frankly, as an African-American,” says the activist. “ take the stance that to be an African-American, or black culture itself is somehow devious. It reflects the comments that Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera have made, which essentially are blaming the victim.”

I'm very much against the trying to "blame the victim" mentality..

Thank you again, she And, Good on Harry Belafonte( great pic of all of these peeps)~

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:48 AM

24. I grew up listening to Harry Belofonte music.

I love what they are doing.

Peace and Love for Trayvon.

Cha

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:36 AM

25. Me too, she..

I was thinking about that as I was writing his name.



she

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:43 AM

26. Yes that one! Love it~

Oh and this one!!!!

Man Smart, Woman Smarter (live) - Harry Belafonte



Smarter than the man in every way!

Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:50 AM

27. He got that right, she!

I'd forgotten that song.. mahalo for posting.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 03:40 AM

32. Uplifted hands, uplifted spirits. Thanks Sheshe!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:55 AM

28. I love you Trayvon. And thank you Ebony.

I will never ever forget you. And I didn't even know you. I feel like that was my little brother that I never had. I've taken this so personally, that I feel guilty at times for thinking that someone had been taken from me personally. I've never been so hurt by a verdict in my life. I keep his family in my thoughts.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:10 AM

29. Your post made

Last edited Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:57 AM - Edit history (1)

me cry a little, bravenak. I certainly understand how you feel about Trayvon and the verdict.

Now, it's Justice4Trayvon

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:51 AM

31. Justice4Trayvon.

Justice for us.
He did not die in vain. Our eyes are open.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 08:03 PM

44. A Virtual

: hug: to you.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:16 PM

34. Soooooo Glad To See This!!!

Was looking for something like this to come out for quite a while. Wish MORE outlets would do more!

Thanks!

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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 05:21 PM

36. We will carry on Justice4Trayvon, ChiciB! And,

this September publication from Ebony mag is the latest with grace and dignity in how it's done.

Thank you~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 03:05 PM

35. Thank you for posting Cha

Those are beautiful!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 05:25 PM

37. Hey Gen..

So beautiful they touch our hearts and souls.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:00 PM

40. Kick Kick Kick!

For Trayvon.

Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #40)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:02 PM

41. For Trayvon, she~ they took it off the

greatest page after it had been on there for 24 hours is what I gathered.

Sorry, to see it go

she~

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Response to Cha (Reply #41)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:08 PM

42. Me too~

However you will still see people responding!

It was beautiful Cha!

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