‘Truth is on the side of the oppressed’~ Malcolm X | Artists Tributes For Trayvon Martin

Poetry By  Mark Thompson

He Saw a Hooded Fig­ure

So the trees are no longer dec­or­ated with strange south­ern fruits
But Trayvon Mar­tin still gets no justice when Zim­mer­man shoots.
The lat­ter claimed he had the right to simply stand his ground
But first, again­st police advice, he fol­lowed young Trayvon around
Try­ing to decide, I guess, if the teen­ager really posed a threat.
But judging by what Trayvon was pack­ing, he was a wrong as wrong can get.
He car­ried a sug­ar coated rain­bow that will nev­er sweeten this pill
And a cold can of iced tea that he will nev­er got to swill.
No drugs, no weapons, no alco­hol, in fact noth­ing illeg­al,
So what struck such fear into this man’s heart? What made him com­mit an act so evil?
Who gave him the right to chal­lenge this young man may I enquire?
Why did he decide to start the exchange, which would end with fatal fire?
He saw a hooded fig­ure, who he could see was not his kin.
Yes he saw a hooded fig­ure, but… he also saw his skin.
He saw a hooded fig­ure, he made his blood run red,
He saw a hooded fig­ure and the young man now is dead.
For forty-four days and nights the gun­man kept his liber­ty,
You can draw your own con­clu­sions as to just why that might be.
They claim Trayvon was armed with the very ground on which he walked,
But he didn’t bring it with him and he was the one being stalked
By an armed man, who chose to leave the safety of his car.
Why was Zim­mer­man not sat­is­fied to fol­low from afar?
I have a pack ques­tions, but the answers are too few,
Yet that the south­ern states lack justice, is surely noth­ing new.
For while I hear the trees are no longer dec­or­ated with strange hanging fruits,
A young black man still gets no justice, when it’s a white man shoots.

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Art­work by Ricar­do Levis Mor­ales http://www.rlmartstudio.com/

“Made You Die” Trayvon Mar­tin Trib­ute, fea­tur­ing Yasi­in Bey, Dead Prez, and mike­flo.

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“Trayvon” Jasiri X  @jasiri_x

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Poetry By Chalot­te Hig­gins 

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Gata Malandra

Edit­or / Research­er at No Bounds
Gata is a music and arts lov­er, stud­ied anthro­po­logy, art man­age­ment and media pro­duc­tion ded­ic­at­ing most of her time to cre­at­ive pro­jects pro­duced by No Bounds.
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