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|Nu Chi honors the memory of Trayvon Martin
Originally Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
By Bridjes OíNeil. St Louis American
The Nu Chi Chapter East St. Louis of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity honored the memory of Trayvon Martin at its annual Founders Day Banquet held on November 16 at Blackmonís Plaza in East St. Louis, Ill.
Keynote speakers included Trayvonís parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, and (Bro.) Benjamin Crump, who is the familyís lead counsel. They were also joined by Trayvonís older brother, Jahvaris Fulton.
"If you look around, you see lovely African-American men and women standing firm for one cause, united for justice for the Trayvon Martin family," said DeJuan Lockhart, outgoing basileus of the Nu Chi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi. "If we don't get involved, then who will?"
On February 26, Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by George Zimmerman inside a gated community where he was visiting his father in Sanford, Fl. Zimmerman claimed to be acting in self-defense, eventually citing Floridaís Stand Your Ground Law, and described the youth as "suspicious" in behavior and appearance. Trayvonís only weapons, however, were a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea.....continue reading
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