A memorial service was held in the memory of Howard University student Omar Sykes, who was shot and killed during a robbery while walking home from campus last week. The senseless act cut short the life of a promising rising Senior who was known for his big smile, hugs and attentive ear.
According to Stefanie Dazio and Dana Hedgpeth of The Washington Post:
“Friends and family were shocked by the death of the community service-oriented young man, who was a leader of Howard’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a coed service fraternity. He was also a member of the Noble Black Society, an organization founded at Howard that defines itself on its Web site as a ‘family oriented entertainment collective focused on the purpose of Redefining Black.’”
Sykes was involved in the “Am I Suspicious“ video that examined the realities of being young, black and racially profiled produced by Howard University students. Sykes was 22.