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Dwyane Wade and sons grace Ebony mag cover in support of Trayvon Martin

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In the wake of the Zimmerman trial which found the George Zimmerman not guilty of killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin, the controversial stand your ground law and racial profiling were hot topics in America.

Everyone from athletes, entertainers, politicians and joe public was outraged at the verdict. But more importantly, the verdict sparked a new round of conversations being had in non white homes all over America; How to deal with society as a young black male.

We’ve seen what the Miami Heat did last season when they donned hoodies in support of Trayvon Martin and bringing George Zimmerman to trial. Wade was also one of the first athletes to publicly say something about the verdict via his twitter feed.

Now he and other celebrities are on the cover of Ebony magazine wearing hoodies, asking the world to never forget and more importantly, where do we go from here?

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Trayvon Martin’s parents at Heat playoff game

After the Miami Heat dismantled the New York Knicks in game 2 on Monday night, Jeff and I were making our way out of the arena when we saw the parents of murdered Miami teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Martins have been making the rounds across the state and country to drum up support for their son and his case. The killer, George Zimmerman was finally arrested and now awaits trial as he is home free on bond.
Trayvon wasn’t so lucky. He’s been buried 6 feet under for about a month and some days now.
The parents did get a chance to meet with some of the Heat players after the game. Remember the Miami Heat were the first “team” to make a statement publicly when they took a group photo wearing hoodies.
The family was kind enough to let us take a quick picture with them before leaving the arena.

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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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SB HONEY- Jasmin Rand Attorney at Law

One of the attorneys handling the Trayvon Martin case is a cutie. Ms. Rand shows us in her classy way that you can work in the legal system and not be a middle aged white male in a cheap suit.
Let’s hope that this case comes out in the best fashion for Ms. Rand and company.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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#TrayvonMartin- Another PSA in support of the cause

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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#TrayvonMartin- “Super Life” Tribute video

Chaka Khan ft. Eric Benet, Kelly Price, Luke James and with cameos from Loretta Divine, Boris Kodjoe, Angela Bassett, and more

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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#TrayvonMartin- Democrat reprimanded for wearing a Hoodie in Congress (video)

This might be the oldest person I’ve seen with a hoodie and sun glasses.

Nevertheless Representative Bobby Rush took to the floor in congress in what seemed like another speech being made in front of his colleagues. WRONG.

Rep. Rush proceeded to take off his jacket and reveal a hood and then put on sunglasses. The poor speaker of the house couldn’t grab the gavel fast enough!

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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#TrayvonMartin- Friends of Zimmerman defend his use of racial slur

I’ve decided to bring you Trayvon Martin updates on our blog. Why? There’s a running joke in Miami ever since the 2011 finals that when things go wrong, blame it on Lebron. Even he has said it’s his fault everything in the world goes wrong.

But this time legitimately you can blame it on him. Because if it wasn’t for him and the Miami Heat bringing this issue to light in the sports world, I doubt many listeners of sports radio or media that has their heads buried in the sports landscape would know who Trayvon Martin is or even care about this case. So yes Lebron, this time you can take the blame with some pride.

In another yet development in the case, a staunch supporter of George Zimmerman defends Zimmermans use of the word “coon” in a 911 tape. Zimmerman is thought to have said either “f-ckin coons” or “goons”. Joel Oliver one of Zimmerman’s friends actually thinks that the word “coon” is not a racial insult. Wtf planet is this guy from?

Peep his game…

Really dude? You’r a 53 year old man (and he looks like a black one at that) that is okay with a person not of the Black race, calling a Black person a coon? And then to justify it that some Black people call each other that?

That’s like saying it’s okay for Zimmerman to call him a nigger, and it’s okay because so many rappers and athletes use the word as a term of endearment.

What a joke.

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Hey Kids, Be “Like LeBron”

The Miami Heat are still being praised in some circles for the stand they took last week before a road game at Detroit. The team led by Lebron James and Dwayne Wade took a photo with the entire team wearing hoods in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin. This show of support was so refreshing to see, millionaire athletes in today’s day and age with something to say. The players decided to let the world know about their support to the cause to bring to justice the man who gunned down the unarmed teenager on the street of a gated community in Sanford,Florida last month. Martin’s grieving father commented on how moved he was by the show of support. Wade simply talked about how , “As a father, this hits home” the same can be said for this writer because my son shared the same barber with Trayvon and his dad. What a powerful message the photo sent to the world. The Miami Heat also as an organization should be applauded for the decision to support the players as should NBA Players Assosciation representative and former prosecuter himself Billy Hunter. Too often we see situations in our communities and athletes with the platform to have a voice, often fall short and refuse to comment or choose to remain neutral because as one athlete once famously said, “Hey republicans buy sneakers too”. There was a time in this nations history when athletes used their sports celebrity to be heard. Folks like Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Jim Brown. The Heat players like the heroes before them took a stand and did not worry about losing endorsements or sponsers. They made a powerful statement and let the world know that not all athletes are selfish, self centered, shallow, well you get the point. Other big name players soon followed suit, Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudamire all donned hoodies at games, posting themselves wearing hoodies or both. CNN political analyst Roland Martin as it turned out had questioned via Twitter why NBA players had not lent their support to Trayvon’s cause. Whether the players actions were in response to his call is unknown, what is known is that this may be the boldest statement outside the sports arena that Dwayne Wade and LeBron James have ever made. In this case, perhaps it is wrong to compare James to that basketball great who once wore the famous number 23. Today’s kids do not want to be “Like Mike” they want to be “Like LeBron” and you know  that’s not such a bad thing after all.

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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Slain Teen’s father thanks Miami Heat; atheletes

Tracy Martin is a man with a heavy heart right now. His ex wife and he are going through a tough ordeal with the loss of their 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin who was murdered during the All Star weekend festivities in Sanford, Fl. If you haven’t heard of the story, you need to be flogged.

The Elder Martin has let it be known that he appreciates all the support the family has got over the last few weeks, and especially since the Miami Heat took a team picture in their hoodies and showed solidarity for this tragedy.

I saw a post that D-Wade has saying “I’am Trayvon Martin”, Tracy Martin said. “To see all these athletes put Trayvon in the same sentence with them it feels good. Trayvon was an excellent athlete and if he could hear them saying his name, he would be so moved by it.”

The Miami Heat came out in their hoodies and that’s just saying, we are people, we have hearts, we have feelings, we have emotions. That’s a warm feeling. The sports world has embraced this big time.

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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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The Miami Heat Support Trayvon Martin

I’m mobile so I had to do this from the phone.
I saw the picture of Dwyane Wade earlier today and was glad to see his support of the Trayvon Martin case.
The team picture though…Left me speechless.
Great to see athletes take a stand every now and then.
And a quick cautionary sidebar..the Miami Heat don’t need any extra attention, so any who say that are really drinking Hater-rade.

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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.