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Black Lives Matter

Social movement originating in the United States

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an organized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality against African-American people. An organization known simply as Black Lives Matter exists as a decentralized network with about 16 chapters in the United States and Canada, while a larger Black Lives Matter movement exists consisting of various separate like-minded organizations such as Dream Defenders and Assata's Daughters. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people, as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was riding in an SUV last week when the state trooper driving her hit a protester as they were leaving a parking lot.
 
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Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, have been charged with three misdemeanors after being recorded defacing a Black Lives Matter street mural.
 
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If convicted, the two residents of Martinez, Calif., could face up to a year in jail, prosecutors say.
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Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday with an appearance in Santa Monica, California and support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (July 7)
 
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School districts say they want to be more proactive in battling systemic racism, from hiring diverse teachers to desegregating schools. Is it enough?
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Across the U.S., Black people have reported incidents of alleged hate crimes and violent backlash as Black Lives Matter has gained broad support.
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Don Lemon and Terry Crews got into a heated discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement during a CNN broadcast Monday.
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Police are looking for two white people who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Martinez, California, on the Fourth of July.
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Florissa Fuentes of the Springfield Police Department shared a photo on Instagram of her niece at a Black Lives Matter protest holding a sign that her colleagues..
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Communities debate best steps forward as protests stir up long-silenced conversations on racial justice.
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Demonstrators peacefully protested on July 4 to express frustrations and rally for the Black Lives Matter movement.
 
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The diocese in Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after calling Black Lives Matter organizers "maggots and parasites"
 
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Civil rights veterans are praising today's young protesters for continuing the fight against police brutality, injustice and discrimination.
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Latinos are enthusiastically backing Black Lives Matter protests, while pushing for an acknowledgment of the systemic racism they face, too.
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Members of both the 82nd Airborne Division and the Old Guard were given bayonets, but were instructed to keep them in their "scabbards."
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Teams of painters and artists gathered for a second day on Thursday to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in the middle of a street that passes federal buildings..
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As a gay, Black man, DeVon Noe has experienced the hatred Vidor, Texas is known for. But it was love that gave him the courage to speak at a protest.
 
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The U.S. will mark July 4 against a backdrop of crisis. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, we embark on a national reckoning on racial equity.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said painting Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue is designed in part to send a message to President Trump.
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Activists with Des Moines Black Lives Matter showed up public events Tuesday to urge her to sign an executive order restoring felons' voting rights.
 
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter is making waves with anti-Trump TikTok videos.
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A St. Louis homeowner who stood outside his mansion and pointed a rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters says he and his wife were "terrified" that they would be..
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