2010-2017 (African-American)
2011
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. opens to the public.

2011
OWN Network

Oprah Winfrey launches OWN cable network.

2012
Ava Duverney

Ava Duverney becomes the first African-American woman to win Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival.

2012
Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin is unjustly murdered in cold blood by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

2013
Obama's 2nd Term

Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.

2013
Shelby County v. Holder

The U.S. Supreme Court overturns part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder.

2013
George Zimmerman Acquitted

George Zimmerman is acquitted, provoking nationwide protests.

2013
Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement is created in response to the major surge in police shootings of black men.

2014
Michael Brown

Michael Brown is shot by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri; protests follow across the country and overseas.

2014
Eric Garner

Eric Garner dies in Staten Island, New York City after a police officer put him in an illegal chokehold.

2015
Church Massacre in Charleston, SC

Nine African Americans are killed by a white gunman in a church in Charleston, SC.

2016
Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel is the first African American female swimmer to win an Olympic medal in an individual event at the RIO Summer Olympic games.

2017
1st African Private Satellie

14 African girls launch Africa's first private satellite, while participating in the Meta Economic Development Organization.

2017
Haydiah-Nicole Green

Dr. Haydiah-Nicole Green develops a 3-in-1 technology that targets images and treats cancer.