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Philly to rally for Trayvon Martin, Councilwoman weighs in

Philadelphians outraged by the Trayvon Martin case will rally in the city today and Monday.

Philly to rally for Trayvon Martin, Councilwoman weighs in

Philadelphians outraged by the Trayvon Martin case will rally in the city today and Monday.

For more on Martin’s story check out Jenice Armstrong’s column.

Meanwhile, City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has publicly weighed in on the matter.

Below is a statement she made in a press release:

“It is regrettable that too often African American boys are immediately put in the category of perpetrator or suspect.  This hurtful, sad and avoidable tragedy is a woeful reminder that all parents of African American boys have to have ‘that conversation,’ called ‘existing while black’ in America," she said. "This story should not only make us shake our heads, but remind us to revisit ‘the conversation’ with our sons and boys in our lives; and revisit it often."

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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