"A Time to Kill" – Huggy Bear Da Poet on Trayvon Martin

In response to the Zimmerman verdict and in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, several marches and rallies have been held across the Gulf Coast. Huggy Bear Da Poet shared this powerful piece at a rally held last Saturday, July 27th in Mobile, Alabama's Bienville Square.

According to his website, Huggy Bear, "uses spoken word to motivate, empower, and agitate people toward social change. His in your face style of performance provides a catalyst to make one look deep within ones self and face those things that might be one of your own personal fears."

(Warning: The video contains language that some may find offensive).

Karen Savage teaches middle school math in the Boston Public Schools. She began volunteering in Mississippi's Turkey Creek community nearly ten years ago, and now volunteers for Bridge the Gulf, the Gulf Coast Fund, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives and the Gulf Restoration Network.