When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state. We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity. #BlackLivesMatter is a movement that is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. We affirm our contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. We have put our sweat equity and love for Black people into creating a political project–taking the hashtag off of social media and into the streets. The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation. Information was taken from Blacklivesmatter.com .
Black Lives Matter Movement
Racism in the US in the 21st Century
Education in black communities
Revival of the Civil rights movement
Black communities: Does segregation still exist?
Black lives matter versus all lives matter
Race relations in America
Urban development and white flight
Ongoing need for social change in the United States
Black Women in Black communities, in the media, in America
Racism on College Campuses
LGBT in the black community
Following, on July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, a black, unarmed man, was fatally restrained with an apparent chokehold by Daniel Pantaleo, a white police officer, in Staten Island, NY.
On August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black, unarmed man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, MO.