Trayvon Martin

Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish") is among the stars paying tribute to Trayvon Martin who would have turned 23 today had he not been killed while walking back to his father's girlfriend's home with a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles.

The actress posted an Instagram photo of Trayvon with a caption that reads: "HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY // continue to say his name," along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.

 

HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY // continue to say his name #trayvonmartin

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That baby.
    Zimmerman shot him because Trayvon was stomping him out.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I am most one of the realistic pragmatic people you will meet. I knew how Trayvon's case was going to end before started. Nevertheless, I watched the entire trial and was completely heartbroken when that fat c.cksucker was found not guilty. Even though I knew how it was going to end, I was hurt.

    His mother is strong. Because bay-bay... I would be on some whole other ish.

  • Trey

    rip....let the TM situation be a lesson to everybody with teenage boys....

  • SweetTEE

    Just sad. Zimmerman still walking around. Aint nobody seen him at the stop light?

  • SweetTEE

    You say you would have already put some money on his head? me too sis

  • Phillybruh

    I remember having to explain this story to my oldest son and then repeat it when my youngest was old enough to comprehend it.

  • You Could Never

    Yep. Same age as my big baby.

    RIH young man.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    that man stay getting his azz beat anywhere he goes... He's marked. .. Living in hell ... In the physical ... If he would have died the same treatment would persist .... Continue for eternity ... In short he didn't get off... In fact worser off... Because he can physically feel those blows to his dome when he gets his azz beat. . He is also unliked by anyone that comes in contact.. . Furthermore suffering from a physical illness ... Yes health problems too that won't heal.... Those wound aren't supposed too simply because his fate is sealed. . So when he croaks over and he will... It will be a repeat of pain terrible pain... No one will ever get off. . Even if this world realm laws set him free ... Or so it appears that way.... Chile karmic law ... Well no one is unscathed .... So yeah... Fugg em .. By the way Trayvon is feeling better than ever and helping his family and many others ... It is what it is with Zimmerman ... Trayvon's family is covered !

  • shun king

    I dont understand what so significant about this circumstantial case. when you have thousands of young black males shooting other black men women and children at an unheard of rate

  • MissHarlem

    ??

  • Tammie Reed

    BREAKS MY HEART!

  • Coffee1st

    Not today. I just can't.
    Rest easy Trayvon

  • Liah

    RIP...We will NEVER EVER forget #BLACKLIVESMATTER

  • hottlanta

    Your baby gonne be just fine.

  • Simone

    RIP this still saddens me that this happen.

  • hottlanta

    Everytime I heard the dispatcher say stay in your car sir don't get out I just cringe. He was stalking Trayvon like a lion stalking their prey at night. Trayvon felt threatened with a strange white man following him and no one questioned that. I am glad Trayvon took a piece out of that azz before he died and he has migraine headaches everyday as a reminder

  • Phillybruh

    Somehow I'm not surprised you don't understand it.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    God please forgive me when I say I am still waiting to see a RIP for Zimmerman

    Rest on Trayvon <3

  • hottlanta

    I saw him at CVS buying a big bottle of Tylenol for his lifetime headache he got when Trayvon bashed his head on the concrete.

  • Kemi

    Continue to RIP young man ???

  • Rayne

    Happy Birthday young man! ??????????????????????????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Damn Sandra.
    Mondays are hard enough and you had to throw in this gut punch.

  • Yoni7

    Many blessings to his family!
    How do you wish one a Happy birthday who is gone from us?

  • Renee26

    Every time I see his face I hear his cries all over again...the 911 caller who had sound of the struggle and that poor boy screaming for his life....chills

  • sheila

    HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY TRAYVON, CONTINUE TO REST IN PARADISE YOUNG MAN...#trayvonmartin

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    If you don't understand, why are you commenting?

    This isn't a case of black on black crime, this is a case where a black teen was purposely targeted and murder by an adult individual solely on the basis that he felt "uncomfortable" and took it upon himself to play vigilante on a minor child that was doing nothing but walking with a hoodie.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's about black people not able to exist in a space, any space.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think shun was the inspiration for Uncle Ruckus on the Boondocks.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    We should never have to bury our children. So sad. Thanks for the reminder post Sandra.

  • SweetTEE

    You should of slashed his tires!! lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You seriously believe the lies that George told?
    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What is that supposed to mean?
    No walking while black?
    Don't walk to the store alone.
    Don't be black?

  • Phillybruh

    Don't defend yourself against a strange white man following you?

  • Yoni7

    Shut the fukk up, dumb fuck. I usually leave yo stupid ass comments to stew in the shitty ass soul they come from. But I'll tell yo fukk ass what's the difference. THIS young man was walking down the street minding HIS business. Then a YT fat fukk ass grease boy, much like yourself probably, decided that he didn't feel he was suppose to be there. He STALKED this young man who was MINDING HIS BUSINESS and shot him FOR NO REASON.

    You suck.
    Yo mama is a whore.
    And yo daddy hates your guts, MUTT!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's the head troll in charge HTIC.

  • Trey

    Situational awareness......

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Elaborate.

  • Phillybruh

    Well tell him how you really feel!

  • Yoni7

    Yeah and the bullet only grazed his fat greasy ass! UGH!

  • Yoni7

    Did you really?

  • Yoni7

    I can't. I love my login.

  • iWasteTime

    84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites. In 2011, there were more cases of whites killing whites than there were of blacks killing blacks. Between 1980 to 2008, a majority (53.3 percent) of gang-related murders were committed by white people, with a majority of the homicide victims being white as well.
    In America, whites commit the majority of crimes. What’s even more troubling is that they are also responsible for a vast majority of violent crimes. In 2013, whites led all other groups in aggravated assault, larceny-theft, arson, weapons-carrying, and vandalism. When it comes to sexual assault, whites take the forcible rape cake. They are also more likely to kill children, the elderly, family members, their significant others, and even themselves! They commit more sex-related crimes, gang related crimes, and are more likely to kill at their places of employment.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/table-43

  • Kemi

    It really breaks my heart for his family. I cried for him/ famiy for days. A young black boy’s life cut short due to racism. May GZ not no peace EVER!! He should be internally tortured for the rest of his life. Happy birthday Trayvon ??!!

  • 5000BlinK

    Happy Birthday Baby...Your name will forever live

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Y’all, its about 3 ignorant ppl on here who gon say shyt to get a reaction. Dont give them one. They want u to get more upset about Trayvon martin and other senseless acts by stating ingnorant comments

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Don’t let that person get u that upset ignore that person they want the world to be angry and upset like they are.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The person u trying to convince is too ignorant to understand don’t do waste your time

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Trayvon should still be alive celebrating his birthday, his murder was a senseless act of racism. RIP

  • You Could Never

    What Yoni said

  • You Could Never

    Poor Ms. Sybrina's and Mr. Tracy's baby isnt. so SAD. Lord.

  • Mrs. ??????????
  • wiseone

    If the situation had been in reverse like George Zimmerman was black and Trayvon was white Zimmerman would be doing life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trayvon didn't touch George.

    George broke his nose six months earlier at his little gym while MMA training.

    He made it bleed that night by walking into the garage door of one of his neighbors

  • klwbaby

    This is probably the only way that idiot gets any kind of attention.

  • rory

    Rest in Glory Baby! Happy 23rd! #BlackBoyBlackMan To the Martin Family- Peace & Blessings!

  • klwbaby
  • SpillyNillie

    Happy 23RD TRAYVON!

  • Jackie Byrd

    Happy Birthday King Trayvon. May you continue to reign in the heavens. Peace and Prayer to the Martin Family.

  • Jackie Byrd

    klwbaby, Thank you for posting this, but it would be better to ignore them because they don't deserve an ounce of your time klwbaby.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I never understood why peeps always used that same youthful, hooded, picture of Trayvon when he was much older than that when he was gunned down.Even the picture Tracee is using is not up to date.

  • klwbaby

    U are 100% correct....

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What I mean, is George walked up on Trayvon; invaded his personal space & thought he could make him cower & Trayvon beat his azz & Zimmerman shot him because it was the only way he would "win".
    Now, I do not doubt that Zimmerman did some trickery to make himself look like the victim.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The lies George told?
    What are talking about?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I still don't think that Trayvon laid a hand on him because he dropped his phone and he was still talking to Deedee when he did it which means one of two things:
    1) George slapped it out of his hand
    2) George pulled his gun and freightened Trayvon dropped his phone and the bag with the soda and candy.

    The angle ( straight in the chest) of the gun shot and the placement of the bullet means that both of them were standing and they were close-George was restraining Trayvon by pulling on the left side of the shirt he was wearing under his hoodie.

  • Ebony Starr

    Yesterday would have been my daughter's 34th birthday had she lived. I never got why people would wish her a happy birthday every year. It really bothered me!

  • Marlika

    This was the first and only trial I watch from the beginning to end. The whole trial broke my heart, the picture of him lying on the ground was it for me. The fact that the fat fucker moved his body as he was dying really burned my soul. He was probably begging for help, struggling to breath. I cried so much watching this trial! This young man didn’t deserve this. Trayvon Martin is one person I don’t know that I always carry in my heart and will never forget! ? With that being said if Zimmerman EVER steps foot in New York there’s going to be a big misunderstanding!! ?? He better keep his fat loser ass In the south!!

  • dontgetblocked

    I hate George Zimmerman!

  • Anji

    One more drugged up Rite of Passage to cover.

  • ?Royalty?

    Rest in Heaven Trayvon.? We will never forget. ?

  • shun king

    what you typed are all lies anybody with anybody can hit that link and read and see you are misrepresenting..that same link at the bottom tell you black teen were arrested for 50% of all violent crime in the usa and with all black people being 13% of the population that number is shocking

  • shun king

    i see black folks existing all over the place

  • shun king

    you really need to look at that link again,anybody who think there isnt a crime problem in black america is fooling themselves only

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Get some reading comprehension troll.

    I meant white people make it their business to make black people feel unwelcome wherever we are--work, home, driving, shopping, walking to the store for some candy.

    Take your pick.

  • sunni_daze

    Happy 23rd Birthday Trayvon

  • Yoni7

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Yoni7

    That's mild coming from me. TRULY!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    He would be only 6 months older than my son... I can only imagine the pain his parents have been dealing with...

    No parent should have to bury their child

  • shun king

    i dont think every black person in america feels that way i sure dont

  • Keepin’IT100

    Why haven’t anyone killed Zimmerman yet?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're not black Uncle Ruckus.

  • shun king

    yup black man saying black people have a crime problem and a sex problem is considered an uncle ruckus tell me this what label have america put on you

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So if you're black then you have a criminal record and you have a sex problem.
    See how that works.

  • shun king

    the black american population you idiot look at the stats on that link the idiot above posted

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And you made a stereotype/ generalization which includes you, idiot.

  • Trace da Ace

    Happy Bday Trevon!!! RIP....everytime I see his face, I think of my boys.....scary world we live in.

  • Karen Brady

    Happy Birthday handsome. You will never be forgotten and you pop into my mind quite frequently actually. I'm so sorry you had to be stalked that night by that walking low-life, human trash who's name I won't even say on your birthday. Rest in peace dear.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Girl show me the real you!

  • Yoni7

    I love my login. LOL

  • Saida Spruill

    Happy Birthday Trevon!!! My heart is so heavy I have a son who is exactly your age and I worry every day. I met your parents at a book signing and you would be so proud of them RIP!!!!

  • Dowoop

    People have tried.

  • Dowoop

    Everyone is going to have a cow about this but im not saying that he deserved to be gunned down. All im saying is the youthful picture is to evoke sympathy.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I’m glad YOU said it.

  • Tgritty

    Does that change that he was murdered by a psychopath?

  • Dowoop

    And you have had the first cow!!! Ding ding ding ding! But who said it changes that he was murdered by a psychopath. He's still dead isnt he?

  • Tgritty

    I’m asking you...why does it matter what picture is used. You are focusing on an extremely minor detail.

  • Dowoop

    A question was asked and I answered.

  • Dowoop

    And someone asked why they used the picture and that was my response - because it makes him look more innocent. I do not care one way or the other!