Yesterday marked six years since Trayvon Martin was killed at age 17 by George Zimmerman whereas strolling residence. Zimmerman, a grown man carrying a weapon, pursued the teenager. He was acquitted his homicide, although Trayvon was unarmed and carrying solely a bag Skittles.
Trayvon's loss of life helped spark the Black Lives Matter Movement, calling consideration to the continued racism that permeates our legal justice system and tradition.
Common went on Twitter to honor Trayvon yesterday, posting a number of photos .
“We should proceed to say his identify. We should proceed our combat for justice and freedom. And we should proceed to rise up for our youth," Common wrote.
Common has remained a vocal participant in a number of human proper's actions. In January, he delivered a strong verse for the ladies's rights March in Utah.
On the music tip, he's gearing up to launch music along with his tremendous group, August Greene, alongside Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper. The trio just lately stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk to ship a soulful efficiency that additionally featured Andra Day, Brandy and Maimouna Youssef.
You can try Common's Trayvon tweet beneath.
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