• Mariah Reeve

Jay-Z attends Florida rally for Trayvon Martin


On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, the rapper Jay-Z attended the 6th annual rally in support for Trayvon Martin's family at Miami Gardens, Fla.

Trayvon Martin was a teenager who was killed at the age of 17 on Feb. 26, 2012. Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed race hispanic man. Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch as Martin was going to visit some of his relatives when the shooting took place. Zimmerman shot Martin, who was unarmed, during a physical altercation between the two. Zimmerman was later found not guilty.

Local news reported that Jay-Z joined Martin's parents onstage in Miami Gardens at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk. The rally honors gun violence victims, including Martin, whom Jay-Z described as "a beacon of light," according to USA Today.