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Roxbury forum focuses on Fla. killing, safety of black men

Nearly 150 mostly black and Latino residents of Roxbury and surrounding communities packed Hibernian Hall in Roxbury on Friday night to discuss the killing of Trayvon Martin and the safety of black men in the United States.

“Everyone is upset about what happened in Florida,’’ said Cornell Mills, one of the forum’s organizers. “What this case has done is ignite a conversation about race and the conditions black men face in this country.’’

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