Each year brings its big events. 2013 was no different. Some of the “big events” were welcomed such as the Dow Jones hitting a new record high (December 31). Some “big events” were devastating like Typhoon Haiyan (November 3 to 11). Other big events were simply game changers like launch of the Obamacare website (October 1). What these big events have in common is that they affected a large number of people and they will be remembered for years to come.
There are also “big events” that primarily affect a certain group or community. It is unrealistic to think that big events are not felt beyond any group or community. Yet big events can be felt more strongly by a certain group though big events are (by their nature) “big” enough to affect an entire country or even the entireg planet.
Here are the five big events of 2013 that were felt by the African American community. This list might surprise you but they were definitely big.