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Jamie Foxx Throws Star-Studded Fundraiser for Trayvon Martin Foundation

Actor Jamie Foxx paid tribute to Trayvon Martin over the weekend with a special fundraiser for a foundation bearing the late teen’s name.

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Martin, 17, was fatally shot after a violent encounter with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, FL on Feb. 26, 2013.

Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton, were in attendance, along with brother Jahvaris.

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Celebrity guests included Russell Simmons, Harry Belafonte, Tyrese, Larenz Tate, Tank and Tim Robbins. According to NecoleBitchie.com, Simmons presented Trayvon's parents with a six-figure check, and Belafonte gave a speech.

Afterward, Tyerese posted a photo on Instagram along with the caption, “A powerful gathering of “Influence” organized by @iamjamiefoxx this brother and friend raised a lot of money on behalf of the Trayvon Martin foundation…. I showed up cause I’m uncomfortable with injustice .. Jamie Foxx I’m very proud of you and HOW you’re using your influence.”

For more information visit TrayvonMartinFoundation.org.