To supporters, it is a respectable civil rights movement. To critics, it’s an anti-police organization that deserves to be banned. Black Lives Matter came into existence following the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African American teen, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.
Do Better is an op-ed column by writer Lincoln Anthony Blades, debunking fallacies regarding the politics of race, culture, and society – because if we all knew better, we’d do better. Patrisse Cullors – one of the three original founders of Black Lives Matter – was just nine years old when white Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted for beating Rodney King despite the clear videotape evidence.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a video is worth a thousand laughs. Evan McMurry shared a video on Twitter Saturday showing the disparity between the “Free Speech” protesters in Boston (the likes of whom could fit in a teaspoon-or a small gazebo) and the counterprotest where tens of thousands took to the streets against hate.
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As members of the Alt-Right gathered in Boston under the banner of ‘free speech’ on Saturday, Joy and her panelists discuss Donald Trump’s apparent defense of white nationalists after Charlottesville.
SEATTLE (AP) – Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings Sunday spanned from anti-fascist protests in San Francisco to a march to President Donald Trump’s home in New York.
Black Lives Matter leaders are all too familiar with the racism that breeds in America, leading many within the organization to see the hate expressed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday as no surprise. “The white supremacist violence we are witnessing in Charlottesville is not new,” the social justice organization wrote in a statement published to its Facebook page on Saturday.
With sworn white supremacists and neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, even the most privileged of Americans have been forced to confront the nation’s deep roots of racism. Unfortunately, a lot of them are doing so in a cringe-inducing – if not downright offensive or dangerous – way.
One woman was killed and more than a dozen people were injured as a result of Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among those injured were two black men, both of whom were captured on camera in the moments that they were assaulted.
Almost a week ago, I set up a phone interview with Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors for the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 14. By that morning, our interview had taken on a new kind of urgency and direction.
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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the movement’s evolution, future, its response to President Trump and more. (Provided) Black Lives Matter founders Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in November.
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In the wake of President Donald Trump’s surprising announcement on Twitter that he was banning transgender people from the military, many comedians roasted the president for his decision. On the popular morning radio show “The Breakfast Club,” however, standup comic Lil Duval took a position where he appeared to have more in common with Christian conservatives peddling anti-transgender bathroom bills than his fellow funnymen.
On Friday, Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors sat down with Mic in a to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, its reputation across the world, as well as transgender support within the black community. Facebook live video In 2013, Cullors, along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, started the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and subsequent movement to combat police brutality .
Campaigners for Black Lives: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Discusses the State of the Movement by sojournertruthradio
In the latest installment of our weekly “Campaigners for Black Lives” series, we are joined by Patrisse Cullors, artist, organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter.