2015 was a hugely significant year for black America.
The movement to make sure black lives matter gained momentum as activists took to streets, campuses and presidential forums everywhere to address racial inequality head-on. They spoke out against everything from police killings and everyday, casual forms of racism to the dangerous reality of America’s deep-rooted racial issues.
Black activists accomplished so much this year and reached new levels of success. They not only fought for what they believed in -- they inspired others, enacted change and ultimately, had their voices validated. Here are 11 big accomplishments black activists achieved this year that we would like to think helped to make our world a better place:
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