Kimberly Vaughn is from Ellicott City, MD. She is currently a junior at the University of Maryland in the Communications department with a specialty in Public Relations and she is minoring in Public Leadership. Kimberly is a member of the professional community service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Reading the news constantly has made her interested in the racial injustices that occur in our nation daily. She hopes to generate awareness for this issue through this blog post. She finds this issue important because she believes that everyone should have equal opportunities regardless of race.
Zion Teferi is a Maryland native from Silver Spring. She is now a senior at the University of Maryland in the film studies department where she has a concentration in video production and digital media. While attending the University of Maryland, Zion has joined many organizations that concentrate around the experience of Black communities in Maryland. These organizations have spurred her interest in the Black Lives Matter movement, and helped her to get involved in social activism. Zion will like to do her part in creating awareness and social action for Black issues, which is why the issue of police brutality and institutional racism is so important to her.
This is the post excerpt.
In our blog we will be focusing on how the anger and frustration African Americans and their allies feel over the racial injustices in America is valid, and how their concerns need to be addressed and solved by educating Americans on: institutional racism, outcomes of police brutality cases, and the outcomes of riots caused by racial tension.
We have positioned ourselves as individuals who see the institutional racism in America and align ourselves with organizations that work to create solutions to the problem.