Three years after BLM launched a nationwide uprising against police violence, what’s next for the movement? In this special section, a leading African American historian explores how the group is forging a powerful new form of civil rights activism. Plus: How police in 1970s Detroit unleashed an undercover execution squad, and the modern-day rise of “warrior policing.”
Even in the splintered and often fractious world of social justice movements, Black Lives Matter doesn’t fit easily into existing categories. Few grassroots uprisings have done as much, in such a short period of time, to focus attention on long-neglected issues of racial justice, gender, and economic inequality. Yet so far, BLM has not followed up on its initial victories by building the kind of lasting, hierarchical organizations that grew out of the civil rights movement; nor has it dedicated itself to a single, easily identifiable goal, like enacting the Voting Rights Act. How are we to make sense of organizers who themselves remain so loosely organized? And if Black Lives Matter isn’t devoting itself primarily to bringing about substantive legal and legislative change, then how can it hope to transform its resistance into lasting and meaningful gains in human rights?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Official Black Lives Matter Memphis launched a new effort to pay bail for black moms in jail by Mother’s Day.
Shay Jones is a member who also knows what it’s like to be a mom behind bars.
“At the time my child was four years old. She had to deal with her mom. I had to go to court five or six times,” she said.
Ten years later she’s part of the new campaign to help other moms in a similar situation, who might not have the same resources she had.
Over the past three years, a powerful hashtag and movement has grown up to demonstrate against police killings of black people
PEPSI has been blasted for an advert featuring Kendall Jenner which appears to use an iconic scene from a human rights demo – but what is Black Lives Matter?
The telly ad sees the 21-year-old model use a can of Pepsi to stop a stand-off between cops and a multi-racial group of protesters – bearing resemblance to a protest.
The footage of Kendall echoed the poignant image of Ieshia Evans serenely standing up to armed police in Baton Rouge
NEW HAVEN >> Before arriving at the Yale Divinity School to lead a discussion on race Thursday evening, Jimmy Jones couldn’t help but think about the son he buried 20 years ago.
“There is no pain like the pain of burying your children,” Jones said, referring to his son, Malik Jones. “My heart still aches.”
A young black writer has landed a seven figure book and movie deal for her first novel.
Tomi Adeyemi’s debut book ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ has been described as a ‘Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel’.