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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.

43 Comments

  1. chamilia jemison

    July 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I FEEL THAT JUSTICE WASNT SERVED LIKE IT SHOULDVE BEEN JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON & HIS FAMILY THEY DESERVE JUSTICE FOR THERE SON & BROTHER IT’S SAD HOW THIS HAS TOUCHED EVERYONE MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE MARTIN’S AND THE FULTON’S WE NEED TO TAKE A STAND FOR WHATS RIGHT CAUSE WRONG IS WRONG.

  2. Tonya Penny

    July 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I have said my peace “NO JUSTICE”, but this family & all other families going through the same or similar deserve justice…..

  3. tonya bradley

    July 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Justice must b e served, i have a 14 yr old son, every time i see trayvon i see my son’s face.This is totally unacceptable.

  4. RESHRAE WALKER

    July 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    This was not justice. Did you see the small smile on the Judge’s face. She threw him out to the wolves (SOCIETY)to deal with him.

  5. sharon buchanan

    July 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I believe the jury as well as the judge was tainted it makes no sense that someone could stalk another human being shoot them in cold blood and holla self defense and get a not guilty verdict I smell tainted meat how do you stalk some one and they be the aggressor I’m glad Tray on fought for his life I’m proud of him if he had go out like that at least he went out fighting standing his ground

  6. RON ALD STUKES

    July 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Zimmerman violated Trayzons civil rights

  7. Peter Williams

    July 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    What was the threat??..

  8. Michael J. Benardo

    July 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Zimmerman committed murder. Therefore, he should be in jail. Period.

  9. james moore

    July 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    If this was my child I would do just like zimmerman done take the law in my on hands and done twenty to life . Because there is no justice for the black population. The judge has never ruled in a black persons favor and to top it off the jury was a bunch of hand picked red neck crackers. How was justice to be served when you put a bunch of racist white people on a white on black crime Kkk is still alive just a different color robe . Real talk don’t you know its a law book for white peoples crime and black . That is why blacks get more time for the same crime

  10. Paola

    July 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    This is just not right.The last time America suppose to be bette
    r that.Where is the freedom

  11. Frankie

    July 16, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Everyone should read this book: American Frankenstein – How the United States Created a Monster! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1450085695/ref=aw_d_img_back_books It explains all you need to know about America’s relationship with its African American citizens.

  12. Gregory Johnsin

    July 16, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Lest make it happen An keep God first

  13. Harold

    July 16, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Just wait for street justice.

  14. marcus davis

    July 16, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Zimmermans going to get his ,someones going to put a bullet in him at some point.

  15. jinny walker

    July 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    zimm has to answer to a higher judge he will be punished

  16. Hiroader2

    July 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Zimmerman was patrolling for burglars and murdered. “a visitor” from a city 200 miles away… He had already PLANNED stand your ground premeditated….

  17. julius smith

    July 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

    i believe trayvon was murdered in the hands of a racist white supremist for no apparent reason whatsoever….trayvons parents did not get justice

  18. Esther Cross

    July 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

    No Justice No Peace!!!

  19. luckie

    July 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I’m signing the petition there was no justice in this matter and i have something yo say to richie by all means you have a right to your opinion but when you speak on God know your facts see everyone that feels they can treat and kills Gods creation unjustly a.d keep it moving it will never happen justice will prevail in this case that young man was defending a man that approached him wrong and zimmerman couldn’t win so the coward pulled the trigger see they need to try him under some real prosecutors not the ones that feel like the lawyers and play there roles as these perpetual folks has done they put in a show just to make his parents and society feel like they care let that had been the other way around Treyvon would have been locked under their jail he would have been locked up immediately there is no justice when they are racist trying the case keep praying nation with these grieving parents and watch Gid move zimmerman hasn’t won it’s been delayed but not denied.

  20. Felicita

    July 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    It’s not sending the right message out and it’s not ok to take a childs life when you are not authorized to and without a real valid reason……and with no punishment it’s just not right to take a life……

  21. Mickey Finn

    July 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I am feed up with this Slave Marching and protesting, let kill them back, and this Shit will stop over night.

  22. Deborah London

    July 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    In God I put my trust. He is the Judge of all things.

  23. janie molina-white

    July 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I believe that we are still living in a world were race is still a big problem.And now that we have the right to carry a gun.We will be hearing & seeing more people getting killed or hurt.We really needed to see some kind of justice with Trayvon Martin.

  24. GCBoyd

    July 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This sort of thing makes you wonder why justice wears a “blindfold.” No worries though because, God is the ultimate judge and, vengence will be His. Stay strong and keep praying because, God created “all of us” and, we’re not going anywhere until He says so.

  25. S

    July 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    No, Trayvon did not receive justice and they never attended for him too. I will be more than happy to sign any petition and attend any rally to show my support. This could have easily been my nephews, my future son, or even my husband.

  26. elizabeth larocque

    July 16, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Zimmerman, should have gotten something for his actions. I believe the jerk should never be allowed to carry a gun and he should have spent at least the same amount of time in jail as a drug dealer, my heart goes out to anyone who lost a child to stupid gun carrying people.

  27. Vanesca julme

    July 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Lord help us.

  28. Lisa Junebua

    July 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    No Justice No Peace, In GOD We Trust.

  29. Tomorra Jackson

    July 17, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I feel another innocent person has been killed andthey tooked the joy and love out of his parents life at least they can let him rip with letting GZ get what he deserve. I dont judge no one but GODG

  30. Michelle Johnson

    July 17, 2013 at 2:26 am

    We need JUSTICE for this child LIFE taken from Him!!! Give George Zimmerman LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE!!! Mike Vick got 2 years for some dogs and George Zimmerman gets FREED for taking a 17 year old CHILD LIFE!!! Ask the Judge if this was his son what would he give George Zimmerman and ask the Jurors if it was there child what would they give him!!!

  31. Cindy Bays

    July 17, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Travon was murdered point blank . God Says thoult shall not kill . Justic was not served . My kids Dad got 90 years for drugs , not murder, not rape, drugs …

  32. felix

    July 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Looking for ahead to studying extra by you in a while!? I’m usually to blogging and i genuinely respect your posts.

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