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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:37 am

MSN News:

The mother of Trayvon Martin has written an open letter to the family of Michael Brown, published in TIME on Monday.

Sybrina Fulton, who dealt with a similar racially-charged case after the shooting death of her son in 2012 by George Zimmerman, begins the letter by expressing her condolences and touching on the issue of gun violence.

"I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence," Fulton writes. "Our children are our future so whenever any of our children — black, white, brown, yellow, or red — are taken from us unnecessarily, it causes a never-ending pain that is unlike anything I could have imagined experiencing."

Fulton then advises the Brown family on how to deal with the media spotlight — "While we fight injustice, we will also hold ourselves to an appropriate level of intelligent advocacy," she writes — and admits that such attention leads to infuriating reports on Michael Brown's life, but concludes with a call to lead communities "beyond the tragedies."

For the full story, visit: http://news.msn.com/in-depth/trayvon-martins-mother-pens-open-letter-to-michael-browns-family-1

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