Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Is Running for Miami-Dade County Commission

Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen who was gunned down by racist coward George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012, is running for office in Miami-Dade County.

Fulton confirmed Saturday that she’ll be putting her name in for a chance at a spot on the County Commission.

“Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer,” she told The Miami Herald. “But the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission.”

Read more by Aliya Semper Ewing at www.theroot.com