Black Lives Matter

By Catherine Hien As a member of The Lion’s Roar, it is my responsibility to spread awareness of what is happening right now. There should not be two sides to end this social injustice. Your voice matters, choose the side that capitalizes on real change. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor” -Desmond Tutu Here lies a list in memory of more of those who lost their lives to a social injustice for being black: Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Trayvon Martin, Wendell Celestine, Kevin Hicks, Paul O’Neal, Natasha McKenna, Eric Reason, David Joseph, Demarcus Semer, Alteria Woods, Ronell Foster, Michael Lorenzo Dean, Calin Roquemore, Willie Tillman, Jordan Edwards, Botham Jean, Dyzhawn Perkins, Terrill Thomas, Aaron Bailey, Pamela Turner, Dante Parker, Alexia Christian, Darrius Stewart, Junior Prosper, La’vante Biggs, Kevin Matthews,Tanisha Anderson, Brendon Glenn, Samuel Dubose, Lamontez Jones, Michael Lee Marshall, Quintonio Legrier, Anthony Hill, Victor M. Larosa, Michael Sabbie, Paterson Brown, Jamar Clark, Keith Childress Jr, Mya Hall, Jonathan Sanders, Brian Keith Day, Dominic Hutchinson, Richard Perkins, Janet Wilson, Eric Garner, Philip White, Joseph Mann, Christian Taylor, Anthony Ashford, Nathaniel Harris Pickett, John Crawford III, William Chapman II, Salvado Ellswood, Troy Robinson, Alonzo Smith, Benni Lee Tignor, Michael Brown, Eric Harris, Sandra Bland, Felix Kumi, Tyree Crawford, Miguel Espinal, Ezell Ford, Walter Scott, Albert Joseph Davis, Jeraime Reid, India Kager, Michael Noel, Bettie Jones, Christopher Davis, Sylville Smith, Matthew Ajibade, Dominique Clayton, Antronie Scott, Peter Gaines, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice, Atatiana Jefferson, Stephon Clark, Torrey Robinson, Philando Castile, Michelle Cusseaux, Christopher Whitfield, Antwon Rose II, Darius Robinson, Terence Crutcher, Tony Robinson, Christopher McCoruey, Elijah McClain, Jamarion Robinson, Nathaniel Julius, Oscar Grant, Kimani Gray and so much more victims.