It is 25 years ago today and Alicia Garza still recalls with alarming alacrity the events that unfolded on April 29, 1992 on the streets of Los Angeles. They are memories she would want to quickly forget, but alas! She cannot. She was just 11 years then and the sort of police aggression she saw is repeating itself when she is older and can do something about it.
Here’s is a story of a black woman who has seen it all…well, lived it all. Alicia Garza is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. The lady grew up in the Bay Area of Oakland, California. She confesses to have found a cause – getting into the ugly trenches of social justice for black people, and unrelentingly advocating for their rights until her last breath!