Film+Fashion Elite Join Ebony Magazine to Honor Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin has been the topic of much criticism and many states laws regarding stand you ground. Many have protested and many have stood THEIR ground regarding this controversial issue.

Dewayne Wade has been pinpointed for his infamous quote “…what do I tell my sons…” And Ebony Magazine has included Mr. Wade in their four cover September Issue to pay tribute to Trayvon Martin and his parents.

Rumor has it that there is a looming boycott of Ebony but the media has made some choice decisions lately including Rolling Stone’s Tsarnaev Cover.

Style No. 601 has Ebony’s Four September Covers Below!

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Author:cedricarmand

Former Stylist at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP | Accepted Screenwriter by Hollywood Attorney John J. Tormey III | "Celebrity Supermodel" by Next Model Management - Miami

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4 Comments on “Film+Fashion Elite Join Ebony Magazine to Honor Trayvon Martin”

  1. Steve
    September 6, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    What happened is very sad, but I still don’t get this obsession about skin color in this case. The so called leaders of the black community love to tighten the bonds within their community because it increases their power/wealth/influence but don’t get fooled. In 2013 racism has almost been eradicated from this planet and trying to bring all various facts into a race issue will just restart a flame that was almost shut down… Media and community leaders need to make things look like it’s race-related because it creates passion within the public who can identify with the subject of the event. It’s the same for muslims, gays, latinos, jews and all minorities. If you’re told that a man killed another man, it doesn’t mobilize your attention, but if it’s a WHITE who killed a BLACK, or the other way around, people feel it could be them or their son. Please, don’t get fooled. These guys are hungry of your attention and will do anything to get it, whether to inflate their ego, or to sell advertising. Please, don’t forget we are all brothers and we should be concerned and sad not because he’s black but because he’s a human being. Please, don’t get fooled, because the consequences can be disatrous.

    • September 6, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      Steve, African American men generally suffer the most from racism without debate. Society still has a problem with accepting the reality of this plight. I think for most people who empathize with African American men; the plight of the Trayvon Martin Tragedy is most representative of the plight of racism. A good looking young African American male was followed because he was assumed to be a criminal. A confrontation ensued because of this assumption and a unarmed African American teenager was shot to death.

      This tragedy is representative of the very attitude that fuels racism and lowers the quality of life for this historically targeted group of people.

      As far as having race presented as a underlying issue that is protected under federal law essentially is the only leg that African American culture or any ore minority can stand on to sustain such a plight.

      It’s the basis for humanity, equality, and justice towards social and economic development.

      May God Bless This Country!

      • Steve
        September 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

        Cedric, I completely understand your point, even if it’s difficult for me as I don’t feel any difference between nationalities or levels of skin pigmentation. It just doesn’t exist in my world. The only moments I feel this difference is when I see attempts to promote it, like for example a magazine with the baseline “we are Travon” meaning “we are a specific group”. I’m sorry but this difference doesn’t exist and shouldn’t be promoted.

        Magazines seek profit and will use any event, especially the ones charged with emotion, to increase sales even if the consequence is the promotion of fear. Same for celebrities who are safe in their luxurious villa.

        The problem with fear, is that it removes people’s rationality and can lead to disasters such as the current wars. In my opinion racism has to be treated with the opposite of fear: reason. We don’t need sentimentalism/propaganda to overcome racism because we are backed by science; all racist theories seem ridiculous when analyzed through a scientific perspective and that’s how abolitionists like James McCune Smith among others brought change. Not by calling for collective fear and paranoia.

        All forms of hate between social groups (nation, culture, religion, race, social class…) wouldn’t exist if we recognized the basic truth: these groups are culturally sustained and have no scientific basis. Each human being is so complex and unique that it’s impossible to create a rule that applies to a group of people, and saying “we are Travon” is doing the job of maintaining this illusion of isolation.

        Truth will set you free !

        The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
        Franklin D. Roosevelt

      • September 10, 2013 at 1:30 am #

        I don’t let racism dictate my decision making or perception; that doesn’t mean racism and prejudice isn’t prevalent. With that being said we as people (black, white, Chinese, etc.) should realize that we have to be conscious about the negative effects and take steps to correct that type of behavior and/or prevent it. Even if it means social change.

        I’m from Mississippi.. Socially, African Americans have had the burden of fear however the more we develop socially and economically through education we find ways to overcome racism and prejudice. I.e. reason….

        Yes, we are individuals in thought, behavior, and personality. That doesn’t mean we overlook a history that has targeted people based on the color of their skin. It’s more complicated than most are willing to accept and change.

        It’s an iterative process. But we can not ignore situations like the death of Trayvon Martin.

        For the record, crime exist everywhere and racism does happen. We just have to be mature enough to deal with it(penalize) and continue to take steps to minimize its existence!

        Great topic of discussion! Thanks for your comments!

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