Black Lives Matter

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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The charismatic Black Lives Matter leader became famous when he leaped over police barriers and seized a Confederate flag from a protester in Charleston, South Carolina last year.
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These movements [are] really connected to our own movements in the past, whether it's the Black Lives Matter rallies that have been happening or the [2017] Women's March," she said.
Alexa's response: "Black Lives and the Black Lives Matter movement absolutely matter.
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.
I don't have to be black to think that black lives matter, any more than I need to be Jewish to think that Jewish lives matter, or Palestinian to think that Palestinian lives matter.
She explained: "In my world I get so tired of people complainingabout, 'Oh Black Lives Matter,' and they pontificate and pontificateabout it, and I say, 'Well what are you doing about that?
What was intriguing about this was how quickly the mostly white, male Pride committee, now led by Olivia Nuamah, who is Black, grasped the importance of saying yes to Black Lives Matter Toronto and, equally important, how skillfully Toronto's chief of police, Mark Saunders, who is also Black, responded to the controversy.
This special edition is also 'special' because we conceptualize the viewpoints around Black Lives Matter as a political reckoning.
Among Black people, Widespread Support for the Black Lives Matter movement
It's a sharp division: 89 percent of Republicans have unfavorable views of Black Lives Matter, including 80 percent who said their opinion is "very unfavorable.
the National Archives presents a special program titled: Revolutionary Movements Then and Now: Black Power and Black Lives Matter.
Outside a Trump rally, a man from the Black Lives Matter Movement was burning an American flag.
The Black Lives Matter movement has blamed a litany of death and destruction on police nationwide.