Black Lives Matter


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Black Lives Matter

A social justice movement focusing on black oppression and police brutality in the US and abroad. Its start is typically associated with the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Black Lives Matter is organizing a demonstration outside city hall today.
See also: black, lives, matter
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It is my hope that these bracelets will decorate the wrists of all those who wish to show solidarity with all those fighting for social justice, and who are ardent supporters of Black Lives Matter and its various efforts."
It's significant that Black Lives Matter was founded by mostly queer women.
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"Like other online retailers, we have a marketplace with millions of items offered by third parties that includes Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter merchandise.
Although, the term "Black Lives Matter" gained national momentum during the Ferguson protests, the phrase was coined in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of another unarmed Black teenager, Trayvon Martin.
Khan-Cullors--who founded the Black Lives Matter movement with fellow activists, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, in response to the acquittal of 17-year-old Trayvon's Martin's killer--says the movement has also always been about inclusiveness and visibility for LGBT people of color.
Bieber, 23, took to his Instagram account to share his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
After the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, the phrase "Black Lives Matter" mushroomed--a name for the rolling current of feeling that can be called a movement, focused on a specific "abuse and usurpation": the killing of unarmed black men by police.
But because "All Lives Matter" has become a contrarian response to the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, rooted in response to police killings of black men and women, the authors know that the answer isn't simple.
The actress said she's tired of people who say they stand up forissues like the Black Lives Matter movement, but then do nothing tohelp change things by calling politicians or writing letters.
Likely Republican voters in Texas have overwhelmingly negative opinions of the Black Lives Matter movement, while a majority of Democratic voters views the movement favorably, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
On Wednesday,October 19, at 7 p.m., the National Archives presents a special program titled: Revolutionary Movements Then and Now: Black Power and Black Lives Matter. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Power movement, Say it Loud!, the African American Employee Affinity Group a distinguished panel will discuss revolutionary movements of the past and present.
Outside a Trump rally, a man from the Black Lives Matter Movement was burning an American flag.
Camp (who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University) and Christina Heatherton (Assistant Professor of American Studies at Trinity College), the twenty-two contributions comprising "Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter" combine firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists.