“Trayvon Martin didn’t die so we can create a race war he died so we can promote better understanding. We must start honest dialogue.” -Russell Simmons
Before Saturday, I was on the fence about attending the rally for Trayvon Martin in Center City Philadelphia Monday evening. I had come to the conclusion that George Zimmerman was never going to be brought to justice and that this was only another welt on the backs of our people. But the more I celebrated with my son Quentin on his birthday the more that I realized that this wasn’t about me or my thoughts. There was a bigger picture that I needed to focus on.