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Omari Hardwick & Hollywood’s Leading Black Actors Pay Tribute to Trayvon Martin

Submitted by on July 25, 2013 – 11:23 amNo Comment

“My oh my how you look like me!”

With the above sentiment in mind, actor Omari Hardwick was one of many African-Americans reeling in the wake of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman. The night of the not-guilty verdict, the Being Mary Jane star put pen to paper to express his feelings in an emotional poem he titled “Little Black Boy Wonder: A Dedication to Trayvon Martin.”

“Little black boy wonder buried under the bludgeoning of today’s promise broken,” the poem begins. “Quiet we die with you Tray. Little black boy wonders vanish everyday.”

Hardwick enlisted the help of 18 black notable Hollywood actors to read his poem in a four-minute clip that has since gone viral. Watch as Aaron D. Spears, Affion Crockett, Bill Duke, Brian Dobbins, David Oweloyo, Eriq LaSalle, Gary Dourdan, Isaiah Roberts, Jay Ellis, Marlon Wayans, Mo McRae, Omar Benson Miller, Robbie Jones, Pastor Toure Roberts, Sugar Shane Mosely,Wesley Jonathan, Wren Brown, and Hardwick deliver a moving tribute to Trayvon Martin in the clip below, directed by Mo McRae.

“Trayvon, little boy wonder, I survive for you,” the video poignantly ends. “We survive for you.”

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