A new documentary about the late teen’s life asks us to consider why we first said “black lives matter!” In fact, that plain assertion, ”black lives matter!” formed a movement started by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi in the wake of Zimmerman’s acquittal. Click here to read more

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After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi created the movement #BlackLivesMatter to start a broader conversation about racism in the U.S. Click here to read more

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The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took place on July 13, 2013. Reaction to the acquittal led to the birth of what is now known as the Black Lives Matter movement. Chauncey Alcorn, writing in Mic, recalls the movement’s origins. Click here to read more

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We Founded Black Lives Matter 5 Years Ago Today. We’re Still Going Strong July 13, 2018. HuffPost. Marking the 5th anniversary of Black Lives Matter, co-founder Patrisse Cullors looks back on what inspired the movement and explains why the organization is fueled by great momentum that shows no signs of slowing down. Although our country

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On its fifth anniversary, Black Lives Matter’s co-founder reflects on the movement that changed the face of American protest. “I ask myself every morning… what am I doing to change the material conditions for black people?” Click here to read more

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Freedom fighters around the globe commemorate July 13 as the day that three Black women helped give birth to a movement – #BlackLivesMatter. Thanks to the creative genius of Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometti, the push for Black liberation from state-inflicted violence has evolved into one of the most influential social movements of

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For the first time ever on the Essence Festival Empowerment Stage, Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, BLM Co-Founder, Patrisse Cullors, and veteran journalist Toure, met for an unforgettable conversation that encouraged all to not just sit on the sidelines, but to stand up and take action in the movement. Click here to read more

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[PODCAST] On the eve of the five-year anniversary of the creation of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors discusses the life that led her to co-found one of the most consequential racial justice movements of our time. She talks about the evolution of the organization since its inception, what it’s like to live under surveillance, the

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently approved the final environmental impact report for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility–otherwise known as the new ‘mental health jail’. “We need alternatives to incarceration for our most vulnerable populations and that’s what Reform L.A. Jails is about.  Reforming L.A. County jails,” says Cullors. Click here to read

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