As we approach the 5th year anniversary of the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer and the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLM), we find ourselves wrestling with some of the same issues we were facing five years Read More
“Since its inception, the Black Lives Matter Global Network has regularly dealt with the misappropriation of our name and likeness, which has compromised the integrity of our local, national, and global work.
We live in a digital world, and it’s Read More
“The killing of Stephon Clark by officers of the Sacramento Police Department is another glaring example of the dehumanization of Black lives by law enforcement; a state bodyguard intended to protect and serve.
Stephon’s family deserves to understand why he Read More
Dear Sybrina and Tracy,
As the evening closes we are left with the pain of Trayvon’s loss.
We hurt and mourn with you today.
We hurt and mourn with you as you relive the day, six years ago, when your Read More
Black Lives Matter Global Network and its members are proud to acknowledge and celebrate the work and leadership of co-founders Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors. As of January 2018, both Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi will discontinue to Read More
In this new iteration of our long fight for Black liberation, Black freedom and the ability to live fully unrestricted by state violence, racism and white supremacy on this occupied native land, we see the increase of violence against Black Read More
George Orwell once said that the future is a boot stomping on a human face forever.
What we forget is that the man wearing the boot will be telling you to like it. He will be telling you that this Read More
We are saddened and enraged by the death of Erica Garner yesterday morning. Her father, Eric Garner, was murdered at the hands of the New York Police Department on July 17, 2014 as he cried out over and over “I Read More
February 10, 2016 by Dipka Bhambhani ,
Shanelle Matthews, lead communications strategist for Black Lives Matter, tells Dipka Bhambhani about driving conversations from the ‘hood to the White House.
What is the mission of the organization?
Black Lives Matter Read More