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5 years later, celebrities put their hoodies up for Trayvon Martin

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On Feb. 26, 2012, an unarmed teenager carrying iced tea and candy was shot and killed on a Florida street.

His name was Trayvon Martin, and five years on, the movement inspired by his death lives on. Left for dead by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, the fate of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s son fanned the flames that became the Black Live Matter movement.

An image of Martin dressed in a hoodie was seared on the American conscience, and the act of “putting your hoodie up” became a protest against a culture that makes instant criminals of black boys. Read more…

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Ava DuVernay's Oscars dress has more meaning behind it than you think

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Everyone is watching the 89th Academy Awards, which makes it a prime place for celebrities to represent causes and organizations dear to their hearts. 

Director Ava DuVernay used her red carpet moment to subtly comment on Trump’s travel ban by  highlighting a gown designed by a studio from a majority-Muslim country as an act of solidarity. 

A small sign of solidarity. I chose to wear a gown by a designer from a majority Muslim country. Thanks to @AshiStudio of Lebanon#Oscars pic.twitter.com/CbEkK7rCpG

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 27, 2017 Read more…

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Ava DuVernay's Oscars dress has more meaning behind it than you think

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Everyone is watching the 89th Academy Awards, which makes it a prime place for celebrities to represent causes and organizations dear to their hearts. 

Director Ava DuVernay used her red carpet moment to subtly comment on Trump’s travel ban by  highlighting a gown designed by a studio from a majority-Muslim country as an act of solidarity. 

A small sign of solidarity. I chose to wear a gown by a designer from a majority Muslim country. Thanks to @AshiStudio of Lebanon#Oscars pic.twitter.com/CbEkK7rCpG

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 27, 2017 Read more…

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