Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a civil rights movement and activist network that originated from a hashtag campaign on social media in 2013. The #BlackLivesMatter campaign gained momentum online in the wake of a jury finding George Zimmerman not guilty of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American high school student whom Zimmerman shot and killed. Zimmerman claimed self-defense, but many people saw the jury's dismissal of the charges as racially biased. As a social movement, BLM has focused largely on a lack of accountability for violence committed against African Americans, particularly police violence.
The movement has brought activist communities around the country together and attracted the support of many celebrities and professional athletes. While BLM has...Read more