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Black Lives Matter


Self Description

July 2016: "Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement."

http://blacklivesmatter.com/

Third-Party Descriptions

July 2016: "Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the group’s message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through."

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/us/black-lives-matter-reaction.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Opponent (past or present) Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Person Jul 10, 2016

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Jul 09, 2016 Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

QUOTE: Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the group’s message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through....Black Lives Matter now faces perhaps the biggest crisis in its short history: It is both scrambling to distance itself from an African-American sniper in Dallas who set out to murder white police officers and trying to rebut a chorus of detractors who blame the movement for inspiring his deadly attack.

New York Times