16 Most Memorable Black Twitter Moments of 2015 (Atlanta Blackstar)

#SayHerName

Black Twitter had been extremely vigilant in pointing to the police brutality and deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and other Black men who died while in police custody.  The #SayHerName hashtag was created by the African American Policy Forum as a means to raise awareness about police brutality against Black women.  Not only did the hashtag draw attention to those cases in the media that were often ignored, it also allowed others to share their experiences and encounters with police violence.