#BlackLivesMatter

#FacingRace Livestream: Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

Michelle Alexander moderates a discussion with leading racial justice activists and thinkers about how #BlackLivesMatter connects with, rather than divides, the movement for racial justice. 

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In Essay From 2012, Deborah Danner Discusses How Police Treat People With Mental Illness

Danner was killed by an NYPD police officer this week. She writes: "[The mentally ill are] asked to accept less than our natural rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

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Police Chief Association Head Apologies for 'Historical Mistreatment' of People of Color

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “I’d prefer to have an honest conversation than one that just feels good.”

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Protesters and Bystanders Describe Tension and Terror at Thursday's #AlfredOlango Demonstration

Protesters threw bottles. Police released tear gas and shot pepper pellets and beanbag rounds. Two men were arrested, and at least one woman was visibly injured.

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'Luke Cage' Composer and Super-Producer Adrian Younge Has a New Album and Message for Composers of Color

With a new electronic album dropping today and the upcoming debut of  "Luke Cage," Younge discusses both projects and the importance of this moment for Black composers.

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Luke Cage: A Bulletproof Black Man in the #BlackLivesMatter Era

Excitement is building for the "Luke Cage" debut. But what does it mean to watch a bulletproof Black man on Netflix then be blindsided by real-life videos of police killing people of color?

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Honor 'The Nightly Show' With These 5 Timeless Segments

Comedy Central announced the cancellation of Larry Wilmore's show yesterday.

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STUDY: #BlackLivesMatter Hashtag Has Encouraged Racial Discourse

The Pew Research Center report also found that the popular hashtag is used eight times more often than #AllLivesMatter.

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Q&A: Marc Lamont Hill on Michael Brown, Imperfect Victims and Getting Past Survival Mode

Two years after the Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, the TV host, professor and writer Marc Lamont Hill shares why he dedicated his latest book, "Nobody," to the 18-year-old, what's changed in Ferguson and why we need to reframe how we see Black women's encounters with police.

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#NeverForget: Michael Brown's Death, Two Years Later

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was killed—and we were forced to remind the world that Black Lives Matter.

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Cable Company Investigating Racist Messages Sent to North Texas Customers

Several Charter Spectrum customers received the messages, which contained racial epithets and White supremacist references, through their set top boxes on Tuesday. 

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Federal Judge Seals Alton Sterling's Autopsy Report

The parish coroner William "Beau" Clark says this is the first time a judge has sealed a report from his office.

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World Reacts to Korryn Gaines' Death at Hands of Police

Twitter user @Delo_Taylor: “‘She shouldn’t have put her child in that situation.’ What situation? They were in their own home where they should’ve been.”

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Ruby Bridges, Melissa Harris-Perry Talk Faith and Social Justice at #DemsInPhilly Event

The school desegregation icon joined faith leaders for a wide-ranging discussion about racism, oppression, theology and social movements in Philadelphia today. 

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WATCH: Alicia Garza, Ben Jealous Talk Freddie Gray and Police Militarization

The Truth to Power panel—held during the DNC in Philadelphia—discussed the dismissal of charges in Freddie Gray's death and the structural conditions that lead to police militarization.

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Charges Dropped Against 3 Remaining Officers Involved in Freddie Gray's Death

It looks like no Baltimore officers will be held accountable for Gray's death following his time in police custody.

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Black Lives Matter on Trump: 'He is a Disgrace'

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter: “His doublespeak belies his true nature: a charlatan who will embolden racists and destroy communities of color.”

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WNBA Fines Teams, Players for Protesting Violence By and Against Cops

WNBA leadership commended the players' activism, but fined them for breaking league dress protocol.

Why It's Dangerous to Lump All Black Activists Under the 'Black Lives Matter' Banner

When we ignore the individual organizations working collectively in The Movement for Black Lives, we open the door for erasure and a lack of accountability.

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UPDATE: 10 Arrested as Movement For Black Lives Takes on Police Unions

Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter and Million Hoodies launch protest actions to demand accountability for police officers who commit violent acts against citizens.