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Black lives matter movement

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    • Blacklivesmatter movement
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    • found: Work cat.: Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #blacklivesmatter to black liberation, 2016.t.p. (#blacklivesmatter)
    • found: NY Times online, March 14, 2016 under "Archive":("Black Lives Matter": 457 hits; "#blacklivesmatter": 56 hits)
    • found: Black Lives Matter WWW site, March 14, 2016(#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin's murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.)
    • found: American Dialect Society, "2014 Word of the Year is #blacklivesmatter", via WWW, March 14, 2016(In its 25th annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society voted #blacklivesmatter as the Word of the Year for 2014. For the first time, a Twitter hashtag was selected by the society as its overall winner.)
    • found: Cobb, Jelani, "The Matter of Black Lives", The New Yorker, via WWW, March 14, 2016(The phrase "black lives matter" was born in July of 2013, in a Facebook post by Alicia Garza, called "a love letter to black people." ... Garza's friend Patrisse Cullors amended the last three words to create a hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter. Opal Tometi, a writer and an immigration-rights organizer in Brooklyn, whom Garza had met at a conference in 2012, offered to build a social-media platform, on Facebook and Twitter, where activists could connect with one another. The women also began thinking about how to turn the phrase into a movement.)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 14, 2016(Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people. BLM regularly organizes protests around the deaths of black people in killings by law enforcement officers, and broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.)
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    • 2016-06-22: new
    • 2016-09-09: revised
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