Rekia Boyd (1989-2012)

The shooting of Rekia Boyd, a twenty-two-year-old African-American woman, by Dante Servin, a white off-duty Chicago, Illinois police detective, contributed to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Much like Amadou Diallo, Sean Elijah Bell, Oscar Juliuss Grant III, and Trayvon Martin, her death came under questionable circumstances. Boyd was born on November … Read MoreRekia Boyd (1989-2012)

The Charleston Church Massacre (2015)

The Charleston Church Massacre took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.  Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, killed nine people including the senior pastor and South Carolina State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney during a prayer service at the … Read MoreThe Charleston Church Massacre (2015)