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Black Lives Matter: Social movement originating in the United States
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. After community-based chapters were formed following the Ferguson unrest of 2014, Black Lives Matter Global Network was established. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, or BLM Global Network Foundation, a nonprofit organization, provides grants to support grassroots organizing work by its chapters. exists as a decentralized network with over 30 chapters in the United States and sister organizations worldwide 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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Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’ [Video]

Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he would decline to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, because he felt it was "very, very important not to do things that make life difficult..

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Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest [Video]

Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration..

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Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’ [Video]

Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump denounced New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

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Spike Lee welcomes white support for Black Lives Matter movement [Video]

Spike Lee welcomes white support for Black Lives Matter movement

Spike Lee is optimistic about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement because the protests have had such strong support from young white activists.

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Terry Crews under fire over controversial Black Lives Matter tweet [Video]

Terry Crews under fire over controversial Black Lives Matter tweet

Terry Crews is facing backlash once again over his controversial thoughts regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

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#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans [Video]

#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans

A collective of artists in Senegal has launched #AfricaForBlackLives, asking people to paint a wall black, write the hashtag and take a picture of themselves on one knee in front of it. Sisipho..

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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled? [Video]

Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Edward Colston becomes symbol for UK's Black Lives Matter movement as his statue is brought down in Bristol.

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Alicia Keys: We should hold each other accountable [Video]

Alicia Keys: We should hold each other accountable

Alicia Keys feels it is important to "hold each other accountable" amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is proud 'Hamilton' has a link to anti-racism protests [Video]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is proud 'Hamilton' has a link to anti-racism protests

Miranda has admitted he feels "humbled" to have seen the language used in his production during Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S.

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Students demand change for racial inequality in All Black Lives Matter march [Video]

Students demand change for racial inequality in All Black Lives Matter march

Dozens of people gather in Marble Arch in London in a All Black Lives Matter protest. The demonstrators walked from Hyde Park to Downing Street through Oxford street, in protest of racial inequality..

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Stuart Broad: I thrive off pressure so empty stadiums will be a challenge [Video]

Stuart Broad: I thrive off pressure so empty stadiums will be a challenge

Test Cricket The English cricketer and a former ODI and T20 captain Stuart Broad MBE discusses how the Test cricket team is prepping for their next game. He discusses how the atmosphere will be..

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National Women's Soccer League Start Tournament Protesting Racial Injustice [Video]

National Women's Soccer League Start Tournament Protesting Racial Injustice

The National Women’s Soccer League began it’s short 2020 season in Herriman, Utah. During the national anthem, players from the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns FC took a knee...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda feels 'proud' of Hamilton's links to anti-racism protests [Video]

Lin-Manuel Miranda feels 'proud' of Hamilton's links to anti-racism protests

According to Lin-Manuel Miranda, he's been "overwhelmed" to see 'Hamilton' resonate amid the Black Lives Matter protests.

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Netflix To Stream Spike Lee's 'Rodney King' Free [Video]

Netflix To Stream Spike Lee's 'Rodney King' Free

Netflix has announced the Spike Lee directed film, "Rodney King" will be available to stream for free. The movie will become part of the streaming service's Black Lives Matter collection. According to..

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Mille Bobby Brown Waist Length Blonde Hair [Video]

Mille Bobby Brown Waist Length Blonde Hair

Since the successful launch of her makeup line Florence by Mills, Millie Bobby Brown has been up to normal teenage things. She's getting involved in the Black Lives Matters movement, preparing for the..

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Beyonce and H.E.R.'s protest tracks among Spotify's 2020 'Songs of Summer' [Video]

Beyonce and H.E.R.'s protest tracks among Spotify's 2020 'Songs of Summer'

New tracks from Beyonce and H.E.R. reflecting the global Black Lives Matter protests have been selected by Spotify chiefs among those likely to dominate users' summer playlists.

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Alicia Keys to host Nickelodeon special about Black Lives Matter [Video]

Alicia Keys to host Nickelodeon special about Black Lives Matter

Award-winning star Alicia Keys will host a Nickelodeon special about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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'Why is Trump calling Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate?'

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Plans to paint 'Black Lives Matter' on courts when the season resumes in July are being discussed by the NBA.
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Diane Abbott on race relations in UK: 'Boris Johnson gives the impression that he doesn't care'

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UK police called to incident at BLM protest site

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Black Lives Matter: London protest leader demands meeting with Boris Johnson

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