by Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac
In 2013, I helped create a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. You may have heard of it. As many of you know, it was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Another co-creator, Alicia Garza first uttered the words in a love note to Black people. I slapped a hashtag on it because I understood the power of spreading messages. Opal Tometi caught wind and helped us develop the broader social media platform, among other things. All of us are trained radical Black...
Phillip Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders December 5, 2014
Originally published on Comment is Free, The Guardian .
On Monday, representatives from a community in active struggle against state sanctioned killing, violence and repression...