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FIRST ON 3: Trayvon Martinís father comes to the Scenic City
WRCB-TV ^ | October 12, 2013 | Megan Brantley

Posted on 10/13/2013 12:51:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Trayvon Martin's father was in Chattanooga Saturday, speaking to young boys for the 4th Annual Boys Leadership Summit.

It's to raise awareness on the importance of the future. Tracy Martin says after his son was killed last year, he wants to be an encouragement to young people to help make sure no other parents have to go through what he went through.

"It always takes a tragic event to awaken the communities around the country, it just so happened the tragic event happened in my life," said Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin's Father.

That tragic event was losing his son, Trayvon. Tracy Martin says it's been a difficult road for his family.

"Leaning on the shoulders of God. It is a good God up there. People sending up prayers for us from all over, people who don't even know us and that helps us get by," said Martin.

But he's trying to make the best of a bad situation.

"Knowing nothing that I do or say can bring him back is now moving towards what can I do to make sure none of these kids parents wake up in the morning and go through the same thing that I had to go through," said Martin

He says it starts with talking to your kids.

"I think it's imperative that we continue to get our message out to the youth that we as parents, as fathers, that we are here for them and that we love them. They are the leaders of tomorrow," said Martin.

Martin says the key to that success s education.

"Without education there is no tomorrow. We have to educate ourselves as youth and we as parents have to make sure our students get educated," said Martin.

And his hope by doing this to help move young people forward in the right direction.

"No one wakes up in the morning and looks for their loved one to be dead or whatever. But in the wake of a tragic event you try to do something positive," said Martin.

The Boys Leadership Summit targets males in grades 6 through 12 and it involves workshops, training and other activities to help attendees learn to cope with issues and problems facing the youth today.

It's held every October, if you would like more information click here.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: blacks; tennessee; trayvon; youth
He looks higher than a kite to me in that photo, but what do I know, I've never been in the Crips.
1 posted on 10/13/2013 12:51:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He left the wife and shacked up with another “lady”(?). The mother and the school threw out Trayvon for being totally unruly. Now both “parents” trying to jump on the money grail. ‘Nuf said!!!


2 posted on 10/13/2013 2:26:05 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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“Without education there is no tomorrow. We have to educate ourselves as youth and we as parents have to make sure our students get educated,” said Martin.

And who fed you that statement to give? Burglary tools, jewelry, drugs...a little quiet on those fronts.


3 posted on 10/13/2013 2:27:03 AM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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"Without education there is no tomorrow"

But won't that be all "actin' white"?

4 posted on 10/13/2013 2:28:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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I believe that Travon was not an emancipated minor. So shouldn’t the parents be held accountable for his actions?
5 posted on 10/13/2013 2:35:43 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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Yea he is a great role mode of "HOW NOT TO RAISE A KID".
He is in with good company al & jessie. . .
6 posted on 10/13/2013 3:07:22 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The walls will come crumbling down ZERO. . . . . Oh Yes they will I promise! ! ! ! ! !)
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You can bet he didn’t pay hos own way to Chattanooga.


7 posted on 10/13/2013 3:59:49 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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I believe that Travon was not an emancipated minor. So shouldn’t the parents be held accountable for his actions?

That only applies to White kids who wear an American flag Tee shirt to school on Cinco De Mayo.

8 posted on 10/13/2013 4:55:29 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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and yet the parents are acting like they raised a sterling individual. What a crock.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 5:00:21 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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No mention of injustice, racism, or racist laws? Possibly waking up to the fact Trayvon was not the innocent angel the media portrayed him as...
Or maybe that part just wasn’t reported...


10 posted on 10/13/2013 5:10:04 AM PDT by jughandle
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11 posted on 10/13/2013 5:10:17 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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12 posted on 10/13/2013 5:14:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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Did he explain to them that what they call “whoop-ass” in the ‘hood is called “felony assault” everywhere else, and can get you shot?


13 posted on 10/13/2013 5:16:46 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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Did he show them his Crips tat ?


14 posted on 10/13/2013 5:19:21 AM PDT by PraiseTheLord (have you seen the fema camps, shackle box cars, thousands of guillotines, stacks of coffins ~)
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Recruiting for 0baMao’s Civilian Army?


15 posted on 10/13/2013 5:34:11 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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Targets.


16 posted on 10/13/2013 5:46:36 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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He’s a sperm donor. He never was a father.


17 posted on 10/13/2013 7:07:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: pops88

***“Without education there is no tomorrow. We have to educate ourselves as youth and we as parents have to make sure our students get educated,” said Martin.***

Reminds me of desegregation in Little Rock. Forty years later, the girl who desegregated the place went back and gave a talk, on her experiences, to the students at Central High.

She noticed the black kids had their heads on the desks and were not interested in what she had to say.

She then realized SHE went through hell, so black kids could go to a white school, put their heads on the desk, and refuse to learn.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 7:29:09 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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