Update: Dwyane Wade responds to Kobe Bryant’s comments about Trayvon Martin

Last week, Kobe Bryant sparked criticism for his comments about the Miami Heat’s “rushed” support of Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered in February 2012 when returning home from a convenience store.

He was found to be unarmed, and was wearing a hoodie. The Miami Heat wore hoodies in support of Martin. 

During an interview with The New Yorker, Bryant suggested that the team reacted too hastily in defense of Martin because he was black. Check out Wade’s response to Bryant’s comments. 

Update: Kobe Bryant responds to criticism of Trayvon Martin comments



NBA star Kobe Bryant has responded to criticism that followed comments he made about the Miami Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin.

In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

Bryant took to both Instagram and Twitter to address the issue. 

Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’


It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s freedom.

In a recent interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” Martin spoke about how he and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother are working with lawmakers and those affected by gun violence. 

‘HOODIES UP!’ march to take protest of day of Trayvon Martin death

Residents, activists and community members will participate in the “HOODIES UP!: 2 years of Outrage & Remembrance” event on Wednesday February 26th in honor of slain teen Trayvon Martin.

The nationwide rally takes place on the very day that Martin was fatally shot by former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges last July.

From the Stop Mass Incarceration Network: 

[Trayvon Martin’s murder] was a modern day lynching. It sent a message that Black youth have a bulls-eye on their backs that cops and any ordinary racist can use as target practice. The recent murders of Renisha McBride in Detroit, Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Florida, Jonathan Smith in North Carolina and Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, California underscore this message.

Read more at Stop Mass Incarceration Network

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