Only those Americans whose heads were buried deeply in the sand could have missed the emergence and significance of the BLM movement. Yet, in spite of BLM’s prominence as a movement, its leaders remain unknown to many Americans. Significantly, BLM leaders differ from twentieth-century leaders in the Civil Rights Movement (CRM). BLM did not originate [ Read More ]
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Black Lives Matter started as a social media phenomenon that arose in the wake of the 2013 acquittal ruling of George Zimmerman, who had been charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. In response to Zimmerman’s acquittal, three black community activists in California developed and disseminated the hashtag #blacklivesmatter on Twitter. The [ Read More ]