Chaka Khan and Trayvon Martin: Celebs Pay Tribute in Black Hoodies (VIDEO)

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By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
March 28, 2012|10:24 am

A group of celebrities, brought together by Chaka Khan, have come together to remake "Super Life" as a tribute to Trayvon Martin.

R&B singer Chaka Khan has gathered together actors, singers, musicians and TV personalities in an effort to pay tribute to the life of Trayvon Martin who was shot to death on Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch representative who has been accused by some critics of being racist.

Angela Bassett, Garcelle Beauvois, Terry Crews, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Sharon Leal, Keke Palmer, Eva Pigford, and Kelly Price all turned up to help assist in the video project. Together the celebrities recorded a remake of Chaka Khan's 2007 song, "Super Life."

"The song tells how love heals and it's about being ethical and honorable even when life can be so short and unfair," Stacy Francis, who also contributed to the mix, told The Hollywood Reporter. "The biggest thing for me was, I think it's horrible that someone can throw flour on Kim Kardashian and be prosecuted for it, but this [George Zimmerman] guy… it's not a good sign of where our society is at. So we all have to do our part and I'm using my voice to help in any way I can."

For the video, all of the celebrities are gathered wearing black hoodies that resemble the one Martin was wearing when he was shot. Geraldo Rivera had commented on Fox that Martin's hoodie had contributed to his death.

On Monday night, Chaka Khan talked to Piers Morgan about the attention that the case had received.

"It's crazy that this man has not been looked at, taken into custody. I don't care who his father is," Khan said. "We are sick and tired in America of seeing little children lost and children gone missing and they never make the 9 o'clock or the 5 o'clock news."

Mass media attention has surrounded the Trayvon Martin case, particularly after police had released the recordings of the 911 calls made by George Zimmerman the night that he shot Martin. Zimmerman insisted that his actions had been made in self-defense and was not arrested, which infuriated many who pointed to the fact that Martin was unarmed.

 

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