Making sure the tragedy and impact of the Trayvon Martin case doesn’t fall by the wayside, Ebony Magazine has dedicated four separate covers in September, to the ‘We Are All Trayvon’ movement with hopes of finding solutions on how we can protect and “Save Our Sons.” For the main cover, Trayvon’s family including his father Tracy Martin, mother Sybrina Fulton, and brother Jahvaris Fulton pose together, while celebrity fathers like Dwyane Wade, Boris Kodjoe, and Spike Lee pose on in grey hoodies with their sons for the three additional covers.
Inside, Ebony explores different ways to stop gun violence and repealing the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, while featuring a prayer from Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Our groundbreaking September 2013 issue will explore concerns around racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward.
Dwayne Wade & His Sons Zaire & Zion
Spike Lee & His son Jackson
Boris & his son Nicholas
The September issue will also feature commentary from Jill Scott, Marc Lamont Hill and Reverend Al. Sharpton. Says Ebony’s EIC Amy Barnett:
As a mother of a young Black boy, the tragedy of Travyon Martin affected me deeply. We simply cannot allow the conversations on this issue to come to a standstill. As the leading source for an authoritative perspective on the African-American community, at EBONY we are committed to serving as a hub for Black America to explore solutions, and to giving readers the information and tools they need to help ensure a bright future for all of our children.