trayvon martin*The brutal murder of unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin, has spurred a nationwide outcry among the African American community.

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Many believe racism was the only motive in the shooting death of the 17 year old. BET will broadcast a special program dedicated to first remembering the young man and also to recall the conversations of event so familiar in across the country.

“Shoot First: The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin” will deconstruct the key elements of the case and through first-hand accounts and will present what BET says is the full story directly from the Martin family and neighborhood witnesses.

The program will premiere tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Since the news about Martin surfaced, families and supporters have protested and have even mobilized in the streets, wearing hooded sweatshirts in honor of Trayvon.

Centric, BET’s sister network/station, will re-air the special at 8 p.m. tonight as well.


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