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Poet Dean Atta Reflects On The Case Of Trayvon Martin

Poet Dean Atta Reflects On The Case Of Trayvon Martin

July 16, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

Following the not guilty verdict on the case of Trayvon Martin’s killing in February 2012, many thoughts, opinions and actions have been voiced and carried out as a result to what some have labelled ‘no justice’ for Trayvon.

But what will happen now? That is the question on many people’s lips and the controversy has also seen a lot of celebrities get involved with keeping this case alive and raising awareness to the ‘unlawful killing of children’. Some stars have even aimed their opinions at Zimmerman saying although he may be free in the eyes of the courts, he will not be free in the eyes of the public. ‘He will not be treated the same, before any of this began’. What do you think?

Whilst thinking on that, L’ART feature and poet Dean Atta has taken this as an opportunity to voice his own thoughts on the case, as he reflects on Trayvon Martin and the events that surround his death. ‘Black Britain & Black America’ sees Dean somewhat compare the two countries and their laws and behaviours, whilst using his skills to express what he believes is the next step to justice.

Have a listen to this spoken word.



Image & Music Source: Dean Atta