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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stevie Wonder Reacts to Zimmerman Trial Verdict

Stevie Wonder says he won't perform again in Florida until the state abolishes its Stand Your Ground gun law, which permits using deadly force against those who pose a risk of killing or seriously injuring someone. He made the announcement during a concert Sunday in Quebec City, a day after the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. The outcome has sparked protests nationwide and an outpouring of outrage on social media. Wonder urged his fans to support his boycott.

"The truth is that — for those of you who've lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can't bring them back," he said. "What we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That's what I know we can do."

You can watch Wonder's entire statement above.

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Val said...

Good for Stevie. All African Americans ought to boycott Florida.

Moanerplicity said...

@ Val:

& for anyone who thinks Stevie has no power, lest we forget, they'd be no National Dr. King Holiday without Mr. Wonder's work!


Val said...

That's true, Lin. I forgot about that.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

LOVE that He made a PUBLIC and BOLD Stand against the outright Injustice!!!!!!!

Love and peace,

Moanerplicity said...

@ Val & China:

Methinks, Mr. Wonder's idea is catching & not just w/ other celebs & entertainers.

My mom has informed me that the AME Zion Church Organization just canceled a MAJOR convention that WAS supposed to be held in Florida next year, bring in tens of thousands of members & was sure to beckon BIG business to several hotels in the state.

Well, no more.


Sometimes the only way to make people listen is a direct hit to the pocket.