Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Jamaica’s Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, less than a day after his peers voted him the PFA young player of the year.

Sterling has scored 29 goals for Manchester City and England this season, including a hat-trick for England in the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic, while also helping England’s squad reach this summer’s Nations League finals in Portugal.

The awards also reflect Raheem’s courage to challenge preconceptions and fight racism, which will leave a legacy not just for future generations in football but society as a whole. As a black immigrant in England, Raheem has been the subject of many racist and xenophobic attacks along with being exposed to many victims of such attacks.

He has faced these attacks and played Football with class, grace & bravery. The Jamaican footballer has become an inspiration while playing great football. The Jamaican who now lives in England plays for the English national team and Manchester City.

Trayvon Martin shot and killed at 17 years old while walking to a family member's house.

One evening in Florida a black teenager by the name of  Trayvon Martin was walking to a relative’s house when he was approached by a white man by the name of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman proceeded to shoot the teenager, killing him, admitted this to the police and has not been charged!

Change.org is running a petition to send to the Florida’s 18th District State’s Attorney to investigate the murder and prosecute George Zimmerman. Below are the details from Trayvon’s mother about the murder and where to go to sign.

Why This Is Important O

n February 26, my son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member’s home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years old.

Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community’s self appointed “neighborhood watch leader,” called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman, who is white, still hasn’t been charged for murdering my son.

Trayvon was my hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.

When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All I know about what happened next is that my 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.

It’s been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer – saying he’s “a college grad” who took a class in criminal justice.

Please join me in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida’s 18th District State’s Attorney, to investigate my son’s murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.

Click on the link! >>>>>>>>>>> https://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin#

UPDATE
NATIONAL RALLY FOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN TO TAKE PLACE IN SANFORD, FLORIDA, THIS THURSDAY FEATURING KEYNOTE REMARKS BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON ALONG WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST MICHAEL BAISDEN

WHO:
Parents of Trayvon Martin
Attorney Benjamin Crump & lawyers for the family of Trayvon Martin
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Michael Baisden, Host of the Michael Baisden Show

WHAT:
National Rally for justice on behalf of Trayvon Martin– the unarmed African-American teenager who was shot and killed in a gated community in Florida late last month by a white neighborhood watch captain. The watch captain, George Zimmerman — a 26-year-old college student who has admitted to police that he shot the young man — still walks free.

WHERE:
First Shiloh Baptist Church
Sanford, FL 32771

WHEN:
Thursday, March 22 – 7:00 p.m.