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In this book, Khan-Cullors writes of growing up in Los Angeles and experiencing the persecution of Black people by law enforcement, and particularly her brother’s experience in jail. After Trayvon Martin’s killer went free in 2013, these experiences led Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi to co-found Black Lives Matter to fight for accountability for injustices against Black people.

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TYREE Calvin Eric May 20, 2019 Calvin Eric Tyree, 53, of Penhook, Va., passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his paren…

Alphonso Alexander, 89, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home, 540-344-1271.

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When Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam in 1964 and changed his name to Muhammad Ali he had a straightforward explanation. "Why should I keep my white slavemaster's name visible and my black ancestors invisible, unknown, unhonored?" Ali asked.

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September 27, 2018 Jerry W. Hooper, 73, of Daleville, Va., passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was born in Alabama, son…

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