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Ayvaunn Penn: If You Think Trayvon Martin Did Not Receive Justice, Don’t Just Be Mad. Sign The Petition To Have Zimmerman Prosecuted.

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CLICK HERE to sign the petition requesting the the Department of Justice to prosecution George Zimmerman on grounds of civil rights. 

Thousands of people of all colors and creeds across this nation are outraged over George Zimmerman being found not guilty of Trayvon Martin’s murder. Some have taken to rallies and protests to express their disgust. Others have simply shouted expletives over social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Horrifyingly enough, some have resolved to do absolutely nothing. If you feel strongly that Trayvon Martin and his family did not receive justice in this case, the worse thing you can do is do nothing about it. The least you can do is sign the petition to have George Zimmerman prosecuted for the death of Trayvon Martin.

On yesterday, Pastor Frederick D. Haynes, III of Friendship West Baptist Church and Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church publicly announced their intentions of personally delivering this petition to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, July 16. As reported by All Christian News:

“The FWBC congregation erupted in applause and cheers as their senior pastor, Dr. Haynes, approached the pulpit podium in a black hoodie. Holding nothing back, Dr. Haynes and Bishop McKissick made it explicitly clear that they feel George Zimmerman should have been found guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin. They are calling upon the African-American community to rise and take action to seek what they believe to be justice for Martin.”

Encouraging the vast congregation — both present physically and those tuning in through the internet — to not just be angry but take a stand, they entreated everyone to sign the petition in a stand for justice, and the congregation answered the call. At the end of service, the mega-church atrium was bursting with people waiting their turn to sign their name on the dotted line.

Now, this, my friends is how you take action. This, my friends, is how you stand up for what you believe in. Never believe that you have to accept being mistreated or that you have no place in speaking up for someone else who has been wronged. Never think that your voice does not matter and that there is nothing you can do. If you did not know before what you could do to affect positive change in this ghastly case, you know now. Sign the petition.

Below you will find a performance of one of my poems called “Black is Just as Right” from my book entitled Ephemeral Moments. I decided to dedicate it not only to Trayvon Martin but also to all African Americans still facing injustices — small and great — because of the color of their skin. Black is just as right as any other race. Click the image to view the performance.

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Ayvaunn Penn is an award-winning writer and author of Ephemeral Moments. This book of poetry and short stories addresses issues such as: struggles of faith, domestic abuse, racial injustice, a falling economy, and contemporary love – all through the eyes of a Christian. It is available for purchase on Create Space eStoreTo preview the book, click here To receive Ayvaunn’s daily Bible devotionals by email, click here.