Self-Education: The Black Lives Matter Network and Movement

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June 11, 2016 by kYmizsofly

From The Black Lives Matter Website:

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Black Lives Matter

About the Black Lives Matter Network

Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.
This is Not a Moment, but a Movement.

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. Get Involved with Black Lives Matter and the Movement.

Read More about Black Lives Matter as a Movement

THE MATTER OF BLACK LIVES |  By Jelani Cobb, THE NEW YORKER
A new kind of movement found its moment. What will its future be?

Black Lives Matter’s real agenda | By Roland C. Warren, The Washington Times
The movement is at war with black husbands and fathers.


Reference: About the Black Lives Matter Network Excerpt, Available at: http://blacklivesmatter.com/about/ (Accessed: 31 July 2016).
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