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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ebony Magazine's September 2013 Issue Says "We Are Trayvon" With Four Different Covers

Ebony Magazine We Are Trayvon Covers

The editors of Ebony Magazine have gone back to their roots to shine light on the Trayvon Martin case on the cover of the upcoming September 2013 issue. Even more, they are releasing four different covers to highlight what some are calling the biggest civil rights case of the century.

Three covers feature a Black male celebrity with his son(s) wearing a hoodie. One features filmmaker Spike Lee and his son Jackson, another features actor Boris Kodjoe and his son Nicolas, and another features NBA star Dwyane Wade with his two sons Zaire and Zion. The fourth cover features Trayvon Martin's family - parents, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin; and older brother, Jahvaris Fulton.

Here's what Ebony had to say in a statement released via their Instagram account:

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. We are honored to have Trayvon’s parents and his brother, Jahvaris Fulton, grace the cover of our subscribers’ issue.

In response to the watershed moment experienced by the Black community after the “not-guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, EBONY magazine has devoted four separate September 2013 cover issues to Trayvon Martin and explores the “Stand Your Ground” laws.

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