Ma'Khia's family expressed apprehension around the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe after it was announced findings have been turned over to the local prosecutor.


Black children are not killed because police fail to recognize them as children.  They are killed because they are Black. 

Three U.S. lawmakers penned a letter asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate Ma'Khia's time as a ward of the state under the jurisdiction of Franklin County Children Services.

Led by Black legal, faith and community leaders, the Columbus Police Accountability Coalition wants the DOJ to investigate the Ohio capital city's police department for the first time in more than 20 years, not a review like the mayor requested.


There is no lullaby of "justice, only the ongoing nightmare of policing.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

The trial outcome of George Floyd’s murderer was a relief – until it wasn’t. On the heels of the verdict, we now say the name of yet another young life viciously stolen by state violence: 16-year old Ma’Khia Bryant.

  With all of the sad news surrounding the untimely passing of Ma’Khia Bryant after being fatally shot by a Columbus Police officer, we wanted to pause to celebrate the happy and creative young girl she was. Like many kids, Ma’Khia had a TikTok page where she showed off how she keeps her beautiful curls […]