Dwyane Wade is doing what he can to keep the memory of Trayvon Martin alive. The latest gesture by the three-time NBA Champion is sporting a hoodie along with his two sons on the September issue of EBONY magazine.
The EBONY cover is one of four the magazine has released with the headline “We Are Trayvon.” Other covers feature Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton, as well as his mother Sybrina and father Tracy Martin. Director Spike Lee and actor Boris Kodjoe are featured on the other two covers wearing gray hoodies with their sons.
“It was a pleasure to stand with my 2boys on this issue for Trayvon Martin,” Wade captioned his Instagram photo with. The 31-year-old father added the hashtags #Wearetrayvon and #standforwhatyoubelievein:
EBONY subscribers will receive the cover with the Martin family with the headline: “We Are All Trayvon.” The latest issue will “explore concerns around racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward,” according to the magazine’s Facebook page.
Last month, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter related to Martin’s death in February, 2012.
Wade has shown his support for Trayvon Martin’s family in the past. He changed his Twitter avatar to a picture of himself in a hoodie last year less than a month after Martin’s death. He also wore shoes with the lines “RIP Trayvon Martin” and “We Want Justice” for a few regular season games last season.
Wade, who averaged nearly 20 points per game in this year’s NBA Finals, was despondent after the not guilty verdict was reached. He took to Twitter shortly after Zimmerman was acquitted:
Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict for me right now please!!! Don't worry I'll wait…
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 14, 2013
In a press release, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Amy Barnett said EBONY is “committed to serving as a hub for Black America to explore solutions, and to giving readers the information and tools they need to help ensure a bright future for all of our children.”
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