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Black News Hour

Episode 7: Reflecting on the death of Trayvon Martin, 10 years later

Black News Hour Episode 7
The Globe’s Meghan Irons and Jeneé Osterheldt cohost “Black News Hour,” during which they reflect on the death of Trayvon Martin, 10 years later.

The Globe’s Meghan Irons and Jeneé Osterheldt cohost the seventh episode of “Black News Hour,” during which they remember Trayvon Martin, the Florida 17-year-old who was fatally shot while coming from a convenience store on Feb. 26, 2012.

An undated handout photo released by the Martin family public relations representative shows 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed as he walked through a gated neighborhood, where he was visiting family in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012.Reuters

They are joined by Saida Grundy, a feminist sociologist of race and ethnicity and assistant professor of sociology, African-American studies, and women’s and gender studies at Boston University. She talks about social citizenship for Black people in the US and what should be changed in society. Her upcoming book, “Respectable: Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man,” is set to be released on May 17.


Then, Khari Thompson, an assistant sports editor and writer with Boston.com, talks about a recent essay he wrote in Globe Ideas about Martin, where he asks the question, “How do I explain to my young daughter that it is still up to Black people not to get ourselves killed?” District 5 City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, representing Hyde Park and Roslindale, speaks about making racism a public health crisis and how he is running for Suffolk County district attorney with the goal of lessening racial disparities.

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Lauren Booker can be reached at lauren.booker@globe.com.