President Obama calls for Calm in the Wake of the Zimmerman Verdict

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Barack Obama issued a statement today on the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict saying that the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy but a ‘jury has spoken’.

The President described the teenager’s shooting death in Florida last year as a ‘tragedy for America’ while using the opportunity to renew his calls for tighter gun legislation across the U.S.

Obama said: ‘The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions.

'And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws and a jury has spoken.

'I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.

'And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities.

'We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis.

We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.’

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

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Trayvon Martin Family Marks Shooting Death Anniversary in NYC

#TaniaOnTheScene - One year ago, I posted a song related to the incident of Trayvon Martin’s death.

One of my talented friends, Chris Classic, made a song called “Hoodie Up” and I believe it’s something we should all listen to. He’s speaking to us through the powerful words, and dope beat. Listen and share http://snd.sc/H1LavY

Trayvon Martin’s family is marking the one-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City.

Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are scheduled to take part in an event tonight at 6 p.m. in Union Square Park, along with their attorneys and others.

A moment of silence is scheduled for 7:17 p.m.

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@MrChrisClassic’s Hoodie Up #MusicMonday

TaniaOnTheScene.com wants to give you some positive music for today’s #MusicMonday. #TaniaSuggests you listen to Chris Classic's “Hoodie Up.” (available for free download)

Exactly one month ago, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. The incident has gotten nationwide attention. Across the country, there have been calls for the arrest of 28 year old Zimmerman, who admits to shooting the teen, but claims self defense.

At Noon today, Trayvon’s parents will address a special city meeting.

Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged in the case.

So fitting for today, I post a song related to this incident.

I won’t go into the ignorant comments from Geraldo Rivera about the death of Trayvon Martin. I won’t promote his foolery on my sight, so if you want to know what he said, google it.

Today’s Music Monday is from one of my talented friends, Chris Classic, who made a song called “Hoodie Up” and I believe it’s something we should all listen to. He’s speaking to us through the powerful words, and dope beat. Listen and share

This powerful song was made in memory of Trayvon Martin and inspired by the #millionhoodies movement. Written & performed by Chris Classic. Produced by snake eyes.

Check out more of Chris Classic’s work at: http://www.chris-classic.com