The last decade brought about it’s own issues for Black America. The Grio takes a look at some of the events that helped shape the African American experience through the 00’s. There’s Hurricane Katrina, the escalating HIV/AIDS rate in the African American community and the death of Michael Jackson. The writer also examines how the wars that came about as a result of September 11 have had a significant amount of African American casualties.

Read more of this insightful timeline here.