“A Song for Trayvon” by Jasiri X – LIVE FROM BROOKLYN, NY

Days after the acquittal of George Zimmerman on all counts I’m still shocked and not shocked, pissed and sad all at the same time. And though my heart weeps and I care about the story, I obviously can’t claim that I am Trayvon Martin.

Since I can’t really say anything constructive at the moment, I thought I’d post this great performance of Jasiri X’s Trayvon song, recorded back when it was a struggle to get authorities to prosecute Zimmerman in the first place. The rapper and activist also released a 16 bar a capella verse yesterday as a response to the not guilty verdict.

I also can recommend This Week in Blackness for ongoing commentary and coverage.

(video by karinmoveon)