#BlackExcellence: Sybrina Fulton Considers Running For Office

by Jessica Lane

June 6, 2017

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

“I am considering running for office…the only thing I can do is try and I am not afraid to try,” said Sybrina Fulton while speaking at Local 10’s My Future, My Choice, a Miami-based initiative created to stop the seemingly endless cycle of violence in Miami.

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, has become the face of resistance and a key advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. Her voice has been heard from the Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail to the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. After all these moments of protest, after starting the Trayvon Martin Foundation and after releasing her book Rest In Power, she still feels not enough is being done to quell the violence and killing that robbed her of her son.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Jidenna, Gwen Carr, Lucia McBath, Sybrina Fulton and Janelle Monae attend the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

And she’s right, we need strong voices like hers to advocate against the senseless killing of our children from townhalls to the Congress chambers. We stand behind her and the other “Mothers of the Movement” as they continue to speak their truth, change minds and bring about new laws.

Remember her powerful speech at the Triumph Awards? She’s got the power to do it!

TELL US: Are you excited to hear about Sybrina Fulton running for office?


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