The Kodjoes are all about diversity and want their kids to embrace the concept like they do. Boris and Nicole recently expressed their desire to convey the message of tolerance to 8-year-old daughter Sophie and 6-year-old son Nicolas telling media, “We wanted to make sure they don’t grow up in fear, but grow up with a notion about diversity, and how important it is to embrace diversity.”


Boris said it was this passion for equality that led him to pose for the cover of Ebony magazine during their ‘I Am Trayvon’ campaign. Kodjoe joined Dwyane Martin and other celebrities in a photo shoot that featured them and their sons wearing hoodies similar to the one Trayvon was wearing on the night that he died. The Martins posed with a family friend for the cover of Ebony in memory of their son.

Although unhappy about the verdict that found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering her son last year, Sybrina Fulton encouraged parents to learn from her heartache during a recent talk with media. “Please use my story, please use my tragedy, please use my broken heart to say to yourself, ‘We cannot let this happen to anybody else’s child,” said Fulton.

Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while en route home from a local convenience store. He was 17-years-old.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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