Broadway is taking a stand on the Trayvon Martin case. The cast and company of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess hooded up in honor of the teen who was shot to death by a gun-toting volunteer watchman -- who has not been arrested and is still in possession of his glock.
The first time I got stopped by the police I was 14. I didn't know what was going on. I remember I had been hanging out with friends and it was getting kind of dark. I was walking alone up Avenue D in New York City and all of a sudden I heard the sound of a police car.
By now, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not know the name Trayvon Martin. Yet when I first heard the name Trayvon Martin, it was not on a news site or on television. It was on Facebook.