Wednesday, March 21, 2012

EVENT ALERT: "Million Hoodie March" in NYC for Trayvon Martin

While I typically only cover light-hearted, fashion, beauty, and celebrity stories, I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the disgusting and heinous death of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was gunned down by  "neighborhood watchman" George Zimmerman, 28, Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida. To date, Zimmerman has not been officially charged with any crime and is currently a free man. Zimmerman claims that he acted in "self-defense."

Thanks to social media, people who are outraged that Zimmerman is not in jail facing a murder trial will have the opportunity to join others who are calling for justice and an end to racial profiling at 6pm this evening for a "Million Hoodie March," in New York City. It has been reported that Martin's parents will be in attendance.

The event, which was organized via Facebook will start in Union Square and end at the United Nations building on the east side. Organizers hope that participants will wear hooded apparel for the march. "A Black person in a hood isn't automatically 'suspicious,'"reads the event's Facebook page.

Participants are also urged to upload photos of themselves in their hoodies to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #MillionHoodies. Also, be sure to sign the petition to prosecute Martin's murderer on