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.

10 Hashtags That Got 2015's Life (Colorlines)

#SayHerName

No social media movement added more depth to #BlackLivesMatter than #SayHerName. The African American Policy Forum created the hashtag in support of its ongoing demand that Black women victims be included in the conversation about state violence against Black bodies. #SayHerName grew to encompass public outrage over Sandra Bland’s suspicious death in police custody and the multiple murders of trans women of color. The hashtag was in heavy rotation on May 21, a national day of action to highlight police brutality against Black women.

@sandylocks on why #SayHerName is critical to our racial justice movement. Read more herehttps://t.co/f91V5HEgFL pic.twitter.com/G6VC8LKyUn

11 Big Accomplishments Black Activists Achieved in 2015 (The Huffington Post)

2. The Say Her Name Campaign Black women activists across the country led a national campaign this year to fight for the recognition and respect all black women deserve but don’t always receive.For so long, the concerns for their treatment and safety have been neglected -- as are the names of black women and girls who fell victim to many of the same issues that affect our black men and boysThe Say Her Name campaign, which was launched by several community organizations and gained major momentum earlier this year, changed that. Activists fought to include black women and girls as part of the national conversation around both racial and gender inequality.

Media on the Daniel Holtzclaw Case

 The Holtzclaw Verdict: Vindication for Women Who Did Not Report- The Huffington Post, 12/11/15

The Holtzclaw Verdict: Vindication for Women Who Did Not Report- The Huffington Post, 12/11/15

 Why Everyone Should Care About the Daniel Holtzclaw Trial- For Harriet, 12/8/15   

Why Everyone Should Care About the Daniel Holtzclaw Trial- For Harriet, 12/8/15

 

 Advocates Cautiously Optimistic After Guilty Verdict for Daniel Holtzclaw, RHRealityCheck, 12/11/15.

Advocates Cautiously Optimistic After Guilty Verdict for Daniel Holtzclaw, RHRealityCheck, 12/11/15.

 Oklahoma Serial Rapist Cop Convicted, Media Couldn't Care Less, The Daily Kos, 12/11/15

Oklahoma Serial Rapist Cop Convicted, Media Couldn't Care Less, The Daily Kos, 12/11/15

 Democracy Now, Pt. 2, 12/16/15

Democracy Now, Pt. 2, 12/16/15

 13 Black Women on how an Oklahoma City Police Officer Terrorized their Neighborhood, Vox, 12/11/15.

13 Black Women on how an Oklahoma City Police Officer Terrorized their Neighborhood, Vox, 12/11/15.

November 2015

"Reliance on Police Cannot Be Consistent With What We Want to Happen in Public Schools," Fair.org, Nov. 5, 2015.

"The Rape Trial Everyone in America Should Be Watching," Cosmopolitan, Nov. 10, 2015.

"Black Girls In Crisis: How Do We Protect Our Youth At Risk?" Chicago Defender, Nov. 4, 2015.

 

"Office of University Life hosts second panel, discusses systematic racism and current tensions." Columbia Spectator, Nov. 5, 2015. For a livestream of the event, click here.

"Behind The Social Movement That's Raising Awareness Of Police Violence Against Black Women," The Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2015.

"The Daniel Holtzclaw Trial and the Systematic Silencing of Black Women." RH Reality Check, Nov. 17, 2015.

"Black Women's Votes Matter" The Huffington Post, Nov. 12, 2015.

October 2015- #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh

July 2015

#SayHerName Media

"Black Girls Matter" In The Media

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   CLICK HERE   TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON PBS'S TAVIS SMILEY SHOW- 2/26/15

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   click here   to see the interview on abc's here & now- 2/22/15

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   CLICK HERE   TO READ THE ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST- 2/25/15

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   CLICK HERE   TO SEE THE INTERVIEW ON MSNBC'S MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY- 2/21/15 (1:09:30)

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   CLICK HERE   TO READ THE INTERVIEW IN THE FEMINIST WIRE- 2/23/15

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  CLICK HERE   to read the article in NPR'S Code Switch- 2/13/15

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   click here   to listen to the interview on  89.3 kpcc radio-  2/6/15

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  CLICK HERE   to read the article in USA Today- 2/11/15

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   CLICK HERE   to read the interview in for harriet- 2/9/15

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