Kajieme Powell was murdered six months ago today. Today’s #FacesofTheMovement post is very special. Qjuana is one of the people that many may not “know,” but she is necessary and appreciated.
Not only has Qjuana almost single-handedly maintained Kajieme Powell’s memorial despite many attempts to have it removed, but she also has articulated best just how much Kajieme’s killing should anger and move people to action. She has since day 1 and continues to provide the proper context for understanding why Kajieme’s killing is so problematic.
Thank you, Qjuana, for reminding us that Kajieme Powell’s life matters and that every victim of police violence life matters.
“I have no doubt that some wanted Kajieme’s murder to get lost in the fury of Mike Brown’s death. I could not let that happen. Mike’s killing was the stab in the gut of the black community. Kajieme’s was the twisting of the knife.” -Qjuana