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Black Lives Matter: Social activist movement
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.

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End of a decade: What the 2010s, Obama, Trump and Black Lives Matter meant for Americans

The 2010s were monumental for black activism, but the country still made little progress with racial equality.
USATODAY.com - Published

Violent Protests and Free Speech: Who’s to Blame for an Officer’s Injuries?

The A.C.L.U. asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal from DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist sued by a Louisiana police officer.
NYTimes.com - Published

Teacher Threw Away Students’ Black Lives Matter Posters, A.C.L.U. Says

A California school district said it was investigating and apologized if students felt “discomfort” about what happened.
NYTimes.com - Published

NYPD cop fired in Eric Garner's death sues seeking job back

Daniel Pantaleo was canned in August for applying chokehold in 2014 that resulted in death of Garner; it also helped spark Black Lives Matter movement
CBS News - Published

New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold

The New York Police Department on Monday fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner while trying to arrest him in 2014, an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter"..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

New York police officer fired for deadly 2014 chokehold on Eric Garner

The white New York Police Department officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner while trying to arrest him in 2014, giving rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, was fired on Monday,..
Reuters - Published

New York police to announce fate of officer in Eric Garner chokehold death: lawyer

New York police will reveal on Monday the fate of the white police officer who used a deadly chokehold while arresting Eric Garner in 2014, the officer's lawyer said, in a case that fueled the rise of..
Reuters - Published

NYC police officer who killed Eric Garner should be fired, police judge rules

A white New York City police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a banned chokehold in 2014 should be fired, a police judge recommended on Friday in a case that stoked the Black Lives Matter..
Reuters - Published

Firing recommended for NY police officer who killed Eric Garner with chokehold

A white New York City police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a banned chokehold in 2014 should be fired, a police judge recommended on Friday in a case that stoked the Black Lives Matter..
Reuters - Published

No federal charges for New York policeman in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted arrest in 2014, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, the..
Reuters - Published

New York police officer in Eric Garner death will not be charged - source

Federal prosecutors will not criminally charge a New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, a black man whose 2014 death played a key role in mobilizing the Black Lives Matter..
Reuters - Published

Five years after Eric Garner's death, prosecutors in New York to update on case

Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday were due to meet with the family of Eric Garner, a black man who died in 2014 at the hands of a New York police officer and whose death played a key role in..
Reuters - Published

When ‘Black Lives Matter’ Is Invoked in the Abortion Debate

For some black ministers, abortion is both wrong and understandable. “I cannot guilt her,” one pastor said of his discussions with black women considering ending their pregnancies.
NYTimes.com - Published

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