Black Mothers Speak Out After Trayvon: ‘My Son Is Not a Suspect’

In the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal on all charges related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the continued racial profiling of young black men has become even bigger news than usual. On Tuesday, Essence Magazine launched a social media campaign called #HeIsNotASuspect to challenge the negative images of young black men in the media. Its aim is to end racial profiling by targeting the often unacknowledged victims of violence targeted at young black men: the black mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and girlfriends who are often left behind to pick up the pieces.

So far, the campaign has unearthed beautiful images and declarations of love. Check them out after the jump.

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@gblagden: Just finished our @EW and @ETonlineAlert interviews and now going to hit the floor! #wishusluck

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“I’m going to tell you something that I never thought I’d hear myself say. But it seems that I’ve missed you. And I don’t know if I could stand to lose you again.”

- McCoy, to an unconscious Spock, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


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(Kuppenheimer had some interesting but inaccurate notions about Brummell’s style.)


Jehan dying in a pretty…Opheliac manner?
Based on his book death where he is separated from the rest.
And I kind of liked the image oh him falling into a puddle covered in his flowers etc you get my point.
Yeah well liked is a pretty awkward phrasing for someone getting shot I just realized well shit.
The red flowers are half assed Amaryllis btw I am really impatient with details I’m sorry.
First dead person I’ve drawn ever awkward yo.