The Amadou Diallo Foundation hosted its second annual benefit gala in Harlem on the 18th anniversary of his death.
Dubbed “Heal our Communities,” the event was hosted by The Amadou Diallo Foundation, an initiative launched by his mother to focus on racial healing through education.
The 'Heal Our Communities' forum is a scholarship awareness reception aimed at bridging the educational gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.
Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of Baton Rouge police officers and the recent shooting of Philando Castile, who was shot by Minnesota police during a routine traffic stop, are just two of many that fall into the same category ― Black people being assaulted and killed by police while performing normal, day-to-day tasks.
Officer Kenneth Boss will be promoted to sergeant 16 years after being acquitted of second degree murder for fatally shooting Amadou Diallo
While 2014 has been a particularly explosive year for the Black community and judicial system, the reality is, cops have been getting away with murder…