Read and listen to Abriana Jetté’s powerful poem ‘Cycle’, dedicated to Amadou Diallo.
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New York City’s simmering racial tensions periodically erupt after traumatic events like the death of Eric Garner. On February 4, 1999, policemen fired 41 shots at Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo in a case of mistaken identity. 511 more words
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“I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.” Whitney Young…