Black Lives Matter

Social movement originating in the United States

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. After community-based chapters were formed following the Ferguson unrest of 2014, Black Lives Matter Global Network was established. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, or BLM Global Network Foundation, a nonprofit organization, provides grants to support grassroots organizing work by its chapters. exists as a decentralized network with over 30 chapters in the United States and sister organizations worldwide while a larger Black Lives Matter movement exists consisting of various separate like-minded organizations such as Dream Defenders and Assata's Daughters. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people, as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.

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Sunday saw the latest round of Black Lives Matter protests in Australia take place.
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Demonstrators peacefully protested on July 4 to express frustrations and rally for the Black Lives Matter movement.
 
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Protesters say they will continue holding demonstrations "until there is justice".
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It's been almost 40 years since her uncle's death, but Kyah Patten hopes the Black Lives Matter movement will help to bring about real change in seeking justice.
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The diocese in Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after calling Black Lives Matter organizers "maggots and parasites"
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Civil rights veterans are praising today's young protesters for continuing the fight against police brutality, injustice and discrimination.
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Boris Johnson suggested he would not ‘take the knee’ in solidarity with the black Lives Matter Movement Boris Johnson suggested he would not take the knee in..
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Latinos are enthusiastically backing Black Lives Matter protests, while pushing for an acknowledgment of the systemic racism they face, too.
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Boris Johnson has said he would not take the knee, a symbol of support for Black Lives Matter protests, saying he does not believe in "gestures."
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Members of both the 82nd Airborne Division and the Old Guard were given bayonets, but were instructed to keep them in their "scabbards."
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Teams of painters and artists gathered for a second day on Thursday to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in the middle of a street that passes federal buildings..
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An application will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday morning to prohibit a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Newcastle.
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An application will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday morning to prohibit a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Newcastle.
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Brooklyn 99 star and America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews came under fire Tuesday for tweeting, “We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into..
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As a gay, Black man, DeVon Noe has experienced the hatred Vidor, Texas is known for. But it was love that gave him the courage to speak at a protest.
 
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The U.S. will mark July 4 against a backdrop of crisis. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, we embark on a national reckoning on racial equity.
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends Trump's comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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US President Donald Trump has slammed a plan to paint a Black Lives Matter mural in New York City, calling it a symbol of hate. In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump..
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said painting Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue is designed in part to send a message to President Trump.
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Activists with Des Moines Black Lives Matter showed up public events Tuesday to urge her to sign an executive order restoring felons' voting rights.
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The global Black Lives Matter movement has in part highlighted the way students learn about black history and educators in Australia say more can be done here.
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter is making waves with anti-Trump TikTok videos.
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The Premier League says its Black Lives Matter campaign is to send a message it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to others.
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The Premier League says its Black Lives Matter campaign is to send a message it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to others.
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A St. Louis homeowner who stood outside his mansion and pointed a rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters says he and his wife were "terrified" that they would be..
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Plans to paint 'Black Lives Matter' on courts when the season resumes in July are being discussed by the NBA.
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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and now Rayshard Brooks — all Black people whose lives and purposes were snuffed out by White Supremacy. These four slain..
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An Alabama mayor resigned after criticizing a video posted by the Crimson Tide football team supporting Black Lives Matter.
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With museums reopening in July, the return of looted cultural objects is in the spotlight again.
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Watford striker Troy Deeney, a key organiser of the Premier League's Black Lives Matter support, says the next challenge is to keep up the pressure for change.
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London (CNN)"White silence is violence." It's a simple but powerful message shouted at Black Lives Matter protests around the world, and it marks a major shift..
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The 2020 BET Awards were filled with tributes to George Floyd, Black Lives Matter and featured Michelle Obama praising Beyoncé. Five big moments:
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Interview: Labour MP speaks to Maya Oppenheim about systemic racism in the UK, Black Lives Matter, and the abuse she has suffered both online and in Westminster
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Washington: One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said. The incident Saturday..
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In an attempt to continue to keep focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against social injustice and racial inequality, the NBA will allow..
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People have been gathering in the downtown park to protest Breonna Taylor's death and police brutality.
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Players from NWSL's North Carolina and Portland teams wore "Black Lives Matter" shirts and kneeled in a moment of silence at Saturday's Challenge Cup.
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Mike Krzyzewski, one of the most respected voices in college basketball history, made a powerful plea to end systemic racism and social injustice.
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A 14-year-old girl who held a solo protest against racism is now joined by her community.
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Communities debate best steps forward as protests stir up long-silenced conversations on racial justice.
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Donald Trump has struck out at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over plans to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue across the street from Trump Tower...
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MUMBAI: Unilever will drop the word “fair” from its “Fair & Lovely” skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in..
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