Profiting from Trayvon's murder

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UPDATE 02-08-2014 7:14pm ET: Damon Feldman has deleted his previous tweets, now says he'll announce his "final decision" Tuesday. "Its so controversial and confusing decisions have to be made I'm all over the place with this I'll make it at Tuesday's press conference"

UPDATE 02-08-2014 3:52pm ET: Promoter Damon Feldman has announced via Twitter that the fight is off. Says Feldman: "The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I'm sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you"

Here's the letter we'll send to DMX on your behalf. You can add a personal comment using the box in the form.

Dear DMX,

Your decision to participate in a "celebrity" boxing match against George Zimmerman — organized by fight promoter and con man Damon Feldman — is both disturbing and disappointing. We’re sure you were as outraged by Zimmerman’s acquittal as we were. But we will get no justice from more violence, and we do not honor Trayvon Martin by feeding into the stereotype of Black men as violent and belligerent.

This latest stunt by Feldman — a man notorious for organizing fixed, unlicensed celebrity boxing matches — will allow Zimmerman to further victimize a dead young Black man for personal gain. True justice for Trayvon was denied by "Shoot First" laws and a broken court system. Feldman seeks nothing more than to line his pockets from a potentially rigged fight designed to stoke and exploit racial strife. Don’t be a part of this game of media manipulation.

Instead of engaging in this disrespectful publicity stunt, join us in demanding a justice system that values and protects Black lives, help us to rid this nation of anti-Black policies like Shoot First and Stop and Frisk, and demand more from a media landscape that demonizes Black men and boys.

DMX, we urge you to do the right thing and cancel the fight.


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