Brooklyn High School Debate Team Wins National Championship With “Black Lives Matter” Speech

By Demetria Irwin

A high school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn has a new award to add to its trophy case thanks to the speech and debate team earning a national championship win with a speech themed around the issue of “Why Black Lives Matter.”

Aliyah Myers, a sophomore at Achievement First Brooklyn High School gave the impassioned recitation.

“I have a powerful message that needs to be heard,” Mayers told the New York Daily News.

black_lives_matter_flag-768x433The speech was originally written by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza in 2016. “My message is that Black lives matter. Whether or not you are Black or white, we are all impacted by the dangers of white supremacy. It’s time to overcome it.”

Source: The Grio

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