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Social movement originating in the United States

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Black Lives Matter: Social movement originating in the United States
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against Black people. While Black Lives Matter can primarily be understood as a decentralized social movement, an organization known simply as Black Lives Matter exists as a decentralized network with about 16 chapters in the United States and Canada. 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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Megan Thee Stallion is planning a Black Lives Matter song [Video]

Megan Thee Stallion is planning a Black Lives Matter song

The rap sensation has teased fans that she is hoping to drop her first LP by the end of the summer as long as "things go according to plan".

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Watchdog Group Sues US Gov Over Unidentified Forces Policing Portland Protesters [Video]

Watchdog Group Sues US Gov Over Unidentified Forces Policing Portland Protesters

Gizmodo reports nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight is suing the US Justice Department and five other agencies. The lawsuit concerns the deployment of federal police against protesters in..

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Black Lives Matter Protest takes to the streets of Tottenham [Video]

Black Lives Matter Protest takes to the streets of Tottenham

Rapper Wretch 32 joins a Black Lives Matter protest on the streets of Tottenham in north London. Campaigner Stafford Scott says they had no choice but to hold another demonstration to highlight racism..

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Llama brings hugs to Portland protests [Video]

Llama brings hugs to Portland protests

Ceasar, a six-year-old llama has become a fixture Portland, extending his neck to nuzzle both Black Lives Matter activists and law enforcement officers in body armor.

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London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers [Video]

London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers

Black Lives Matter held a 'bend the knee, don’t drink the tea' demonstrationoutside Unilever HQ in central London, claiming the company is exploitingAfrican farmers.

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British Vogue champions black activism with landmark cover [Video]

British Vogue champions black activism with landmark cover

Misan Harriman has become the first black male photographer to shoot the cover of British Vogue after editor Edward Enninful spotted his shots of Black Lives Matter activists. The Nigeria-born artist..

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The BLM protest photographer now shooting for Vogue [Video]

The BLM protest photographer now shooting for Vogue

Photographer Misan Harriman has become the first Black man to shoot the cover of Britain's fashion bible Vogue. Edward Baran reports.

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Race Relations: Shining A Light Across Florida | Part 1 [Video]

Race Relations: Shining A Light Across Florida | Part 1

What is the history of Black Lives Matter and what is Impact Bias? How does it form?

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NBA Teams Kneel During National Anthem to Open Season [Video]

NBA Teams Kneel During National Anthem to Open Season

"Black Lives Matter" shirts were worn by players and coaches from the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.

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Polk Museum of Art looking for artists of all ages, talents for 'Hindsight 2020' online exhibition [Video]

Polk Museum of Art looking for artists of all ages, talents for 'Hindsight 2020' online exhibition

Local artists of all ages and talents needed for Polk Museum of Art's new "Hindsight 2020" online exhibition, which will focus on the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, social justice and more. Story:..

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U.S., Oregon agree to withdraw agents in Portland [Video]

U.S., Oregon agree to withdraw agents in Portland

Oregon's governor on Wednesday said federal tactical police had agreed to withdraw from Portland, though U.S. officials said agents would stay until conditions improved after weeks of clashes with..

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'You're tarnishing BLM': Peaceful protester pleads with violent ones [Video]

'You're tarnishing BLM': Peaceful protester pleads with violent ones

Another night in Portland underlined divisions among some protesters. One man said that violent protesters were "making a mockery" of Portland on the world stage and undermining the message of Black..

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White BLM Protester Murdered In Front Of His Black Quadruple-Amputee Fiancee [Video]

White BLM Protester Murdered In Front Of His Black Quadruple-Amputee Fiancee

An armed Texas protester was shot dead at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Austin Saturday night. According to Newser, a car drove into the crowd of demonstrators, then the driver apparently..

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Sarah Hyland insist her wedding ‘isn't important right now' [Video]

Sarah Hyland insist her wedding ‘isn't important right now'

Actress Sarah Hyland has put her wedding plans on hold, insisting the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are more important to her and husband-to-be Wells Adams right now.

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People waking up to racial injustice - Thunberg [Video]

People waking up to racial injustice - Thunberg

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday (July 16) that people are 'waking up' to racial injustice in a similar way to climate change.

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Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester removed from Colston plinth [Video]

Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester removed from Colston plinth

The sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester which replaced the statue of slave trader Edward Colston has been removed.Pictures from the scene appeared to show workers at the site at around 5.20am..

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Statue of BLM protester appears on Colston plinth [Video]

Statue of BLM protester appears on Colston plinth

The statue of a Black Lives Matter campaigner appears in Bristol on Edward Colston plinth. Artist Marc Quinn says he was inspired after seeing protester Jen Reid standing on the plinth during the 7..

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Statue of BLM protester replaces slave trader [Video]

Statue of BLM protester replaces slave trader

A sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised in the air has replaced the statue of a 17th Century British slave trader which was toppled by anti-racism demonstrators last month. Joe Davies..

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Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of black protester [Video]

Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of black protester

A sculpture of a black woman who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has been erected on the plinth where a statue of slave trader Edward Colston used to stand.

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NYC Mayor paints 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower [Video]

NYC Mayor paints 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has..

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Black Lives Matter movement prompts calls for greater focus on Indigenous history in Australian schools

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