Top 5 Stories of 2015
by Victor A. Moreno
1. Akon Lights Up The Motherland (Africa)
Akon has traveled back to Africa to begin his project to preserve solar powered electricity.In February 2014 by international music star, Akon, leader Thione Niang and entrepreneur Samba Bathily, this initiative aims to develop an innovative solar-powered solution that will provide African villages with access to a clean and affordable source of electricity . 15 countries have already received electricity but still leaving 600 million people without it. This is very important because in Africa, night-time is dangerous and not a good time to be outside.
2. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attack Paris
On the evening of November 13, 2015, ISIS attacks Paris and a shoot out goes down. At least 130 people were killed. Nobody knew that this was going to occur till terrorist start to shoot out. France didn't know who cost this chaos till ISIS, took credit for it. A man named "Abdeslam Salah" was identified and now is facing major charges.
"#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society."