In the 1920s, the NAACP would hang a flag outside its New York City offices whenever a black man was killed as a result of racial violence. It would read:

“A Man Was Lynched Yesterday.”

 With the recent spate of law enforcement shootings, beatings and killings of unarmed men and women from the global majority, it has prompted The Karen Hunter Show to carry the banner started by the NAACP by listing the victims of police brutality. If there is a recent case that’s missing, please let us know:

To get a sense of police violence toward American citizens from the Global Majority




CYNTHIA HURD Cynthia Hurd's brother took some comfort in knowing that his sister died in the church she grew up in and loved. Hurd, 53, was the manager of one of the busiest branches of the Charleston County library system, which closed all 16 of its branches the day after her death, in her honor. She grew up in Charleston, and her mother made sure the family went to Emanuel AME Church on Sundays, Wednesdays and any other time it was open, said her brother Malcom Graham, a former state senator from NC. SUSIE JACKSON Susie Jackson was the matriarch of the family and among the matriarchs of her beloved church. Jackson, 87, attended “Mother” Emanuel AME Church regularly, showing up for Sunday worship services, of course, but also for Bible studies on Wednesday nights. She was a trustee of the church and once a member of the choir. “She was a loving person, she never had no animosity toward nobody,” said her son Walter Jackson. ETHEL LEE LANCE Ethel Lance, 70 was a Charleston native who had been a member of the church for most of her life. She retired after working for more than 30 years on the housekeeping staff at the city's Gaillard Auditorium. She had served as a sexton at the church for the last five years, helping to keep the historic building clean. She was also a lover of gospel music. "She was the heart of the family, and she still is. She is a very caring, giving and loving woman," said granddaughter Najee Washington. REV. DePAYNE MIDDLETON-DOCTOR Whether she was working with college students or Charleston's poorest residents, DePayne Middleton-Doctor wanted to be in a position to help people. Co-workers weren't surprised when she decided to become a minister. She was a 49-year-old mother of four daughters who just started her job as an enrollment counselor at Southern Wesleyan University. Before that, she had been employed for several years by Charleston County, where she helped administer aid to the country's poorest. REV. CLEMENTA PINCKNEY Clementa Pinckney was not only a beloved pastor, but also a state senator lauded as "the best of the 46 of us in this chamber." "What stood out more than his big frame and booming voice was his astronomical heart he had for his fellow man," said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler. After graduating from Allen University in 1995, he became, at 23, the youngest African-American elected to the South Carolina Legislature. He was 41 and is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and two children. TYWANZA SANDERS Tywanza Sanders, 26, graduated from Allen University, where he studied business. The school described Sanders as "a quiet, well-known student" with "a warm and helpful spirit." On Instagram, Sanders called himself a poet, artist and businessman. His photos were filled with friends, smiles, family members and motivational quotes. Hours before the shooting, he put up his final post, a meme with a quote from Jackie Robinson: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." REV. DANIEL SIMMONS Daniel Simmons Sr., 74, was a ministerial staff member of the Emmanuel AME church and was a regular attendee of the Wednesday bible study. Simmons was a graduate of Allen University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Sigma. "We love him and we miss him," granddaughter Ava Simmons told reporters. Sh'Kur Francis, who appeared to know Simmons, tweeted, "I can't believe that Rev. Dan Simmons is gone. This man baptized me, married my parents, and eulogized my granny." REV. SHARONDA COLEMAN-SINGLETON Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, is survived by her husband and three children. Her cousin, Constance Kinder, called Coleman-Singleton a "beautiful spirit" and that she would end each and every one of her text messages with "love you cousin." Coleman-Singleton joined the faculty at Goose Creek High School in 2007 as a speech-language pathologist. In addition to her full-time job at the high school, Coleman-Singleton also served as a coach for the school's track and field team. MYRA THOMPSON The day she was killed during Bible study, Myra Thompson, 59, achieved her goal of becoming a minister. "This is a woman who I want to strive to be," South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley said of Thompson. "She wanted every person she came in touch with to make them better." Friends and family said Thompson was a studious hard worker who led the historic African American church's property committee and served on its board of trustees.


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