CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS OF ORGANIZING TO PROTECT BLACK LIVES

Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. It started out as a Black-centered political will and movement building project turned chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene when violence is inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Keep reading...

 

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WHY WE NEED BLACK LIVES MATTER MORE THAN EVER

by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Four years ago, #BlackLivesMatter resonated with millions as a hashtag created by myself, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Black youth Trayvon Martin. Innumerable marches, protests, sit-ins, interviews, presentations, speeches, and teach-ins later, BLM has developed into a national and international network of Black people and our allies committed to Black liberation and the struggle against white supremacist and patriarchal violence. 

BLM has become a resistance movement that has garnered waves of support and wider participation throughout the United States and across the globe from Black people, our communities, and allies. There’s no denying the multifaceted and dynamic movement we’ve become. Keep reading...