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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.|name="BLM name"}} 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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Black Lives Matter protesters in Australia call for anti-racism education, action on deaths in custody

Protesters say they will continue holding demonstrations "until there is justice".
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'We're sick of being swept under the rug': One young woman’s fight to see justice for her uncle

It's been almost 40 years since her uncle's death, but Kyah Patten hopes the Black Lives Matter movement will help to bring about real change in seeking justice.
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Church pastor suspended after calling Black Lives Matter organizers 'maggots'

The diocese in Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after calling Black Lives Matter organizers "maggots and parasites"
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They overcame police dogs and beatings: Civil rights activists from 1960s cheer on Black Lives Matter protesters leading new fight

Civil rights veterans are praising today's young protesters for continuing the fight against police brutality, injustice and discrimination.
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Boris would not take the knee for Black Lives Matter as ‘I don’t believe in gestures

boris would not take the knee for black lives matter as ‘i don’t believe in gestures
Boris Johnson suggested he would not ‘take the knee’ in solidarity with the black Lives Matter Movement Boris Johnson suggested he would not take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter..
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As U.S. Confronts Anti-Black Racism, Latinos Wonder Where They Fit In

Latinos are enthusiastically backing Black Lives Matter protests, while pushing for an acknowledgment of the systemic racism they face, too.
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Boris Johnson says he would not take the knee: 'I don't believe in gestures'

Boris Johnson has said he would not take the knee, a symbol of support for Black Lives Matter protests, saying he does not believe in "gestures."
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Boris Johnson news – live: PM 'wouldn't take knee' for Black Lives Matter, as government wants overseas goods stamped 'Made in Britain'

Follow all the latest developments
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Gen. Milley: Some soldiers mobilized to DC amid Black Lives Matter protests were issued bayonets

Members of both the 82nd Airborne Division and the Old Guard were given bayonets, but were instructed to keep them in their "scabbards."
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Black Lives Matter mural painted outside NY courts

Teams of painters and artists gathered for a second day on Thursday to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in the middle of a street that passes federal buildings in lower Manhattan. (July 2)  
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Black Lives Matter advocates will again fight police in court for protest rights in NSW

An application will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday morning to prohibit a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Newcastle.
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BLM advocates fight for NSW protest rights

An application will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday morning to prohibit a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Newcastle.
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Terry Crews’ Fight Against Black Supremacy

terry crews’ fight against black supremacy
Brooklyn 99 star and America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews came under fire Tuesday for tweeting, “We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.” This plea to combat..
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Finding love, tolerance at Black Lives Matter protest in 'most hate-filled town' in Texas

As a gay, Black man, DeVon Noe has experienced the hatred Vidor, Texas is known for. But it was love that gave him the courage to speak at a protest.  
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Black Lives Matter: We must live up to Declaration of Independence's promise

The U.S. will mark July 4 against a backdrop of crisis. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, we embark on a national reckoning on racial equity.
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'Why is Trump calling Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate?'

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends Trump's comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Black Lives Matter denigrating NY luxury avenue, Trump says rapping police defunding

black lives matter denigrating ny luxury avenue, trump says rapping police defunding
US President Donald Trump has slammed a plan to paint a Black Lives Matter mural in New York City, calling it a symbol of hate. In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump also decried the Black Lives Matter mural..
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Trump calls proposed Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower 'a symbol of hate'

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said painting Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue is designed in part to send a message to President Trump.
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Vehicle carrying Iowa governor struck Black Lives Matter protester who blocked the road

Activists with Des Moines Black Lives Matter showed up public events Tuesday to urge her to sign an executive order restoring felons' voting rights.
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Black Lives Matter movement prompts calls for greater focus on Indigenous history in Australian schools

The global Black Lives Matter movement has in part highlighted the way students learn about black history and educators in Australia say more can be done here.
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Kellyanne Conway's teen daughter hopes to help 'educate' with TikToks opposing Trump, supporting Black Lives Matter

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter is making waves with anti-Trump TikTok videos.
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Premier League 'does not endorse political movements'

The Premier League says its Black Lives Matter campaign is to send a message it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to others.
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Homeowner pointed gun because he was 'terrified'

A St. Louis homeowner who stood outside his mansion and pointed a rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters says he and his wife were "terrified" that they would be killed. (June 30)  
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Black Lives Matter: NBA discuss painting courts when season resumes

Plans to paint 'Black Lives Matter' on courts when the season resumes in July are being discussed by the NBA.
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9 things to make Black Lives Matter in our public schools

9 things to make black lives matter in our public schools
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and now Rayshard Brooks — all Black people whose lives and purposes were snuffed out by White Supremacy. These four slain Americans were fathers, brothers, mothers,..
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Mayor resigns after backlash from criticizing Alabama football team's Black Lives Matter video

An Alabama mayor resigned after criticizing a video posted by the Crimson Tide football team supporting Black Lives Matter.
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How UK museums are responding to Black Lives Matter

With museums reopening in July, the return of looted cultural objects is in the spotlight again.
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Troy Deeney: Keep up the pressure against racism, says Watford captain

Watford striker Troy Deeney, a key organiser of the Premier League's Black Lives Matter support, says the next challenge is to keep up the pressure for change.
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Indians are being held up as a model minority. That's not helping the Black Lives ...

indians are being held up as a model minority. that's not helping the black lives ...
London (CNN)"White silence is violence." It's a simple but powerful message shouted at Black Lives Matter protests around the world, and it marks a major shift in expectations: it's no longer OK to..
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5 things you missed at the 2020 BET Awards, from Black Lives Matter tributes to Beyoncé reigning

The 2020 BET Awards were filled with tributes to George Floyd, Black Lives Matter and featured Michelle Obama praising Beyoncé. Five big moments:
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Diane Abbott on race relations in UK: 'Boris Johnson gives the impression that he doesn't care'

Interview: Labour MP speaks to Maya Oppenheim about systemic racism in the UK, Black Lives Matter, and the abuse she has suffered both online and in Westminster
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One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally

one dead in shooting at us black lives matter rally
Washington: One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said. The incident Saturday took place at Jefferson Square Park in..
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NBA to allow players to replace names on jerseys with statements promoting social justice

nba to allow players to replace names on jerseys with statements promoting social justice
In an attempt to continue to keep focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against social injustice and racial inequality, the NBA will allow players to replace the names on the backs of..
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Louisville shooting: At least one person shot in Jefferson Square Park where Black Lives Matter protests held

People have been gathering in the downtown park to protest Breonna Taylor's death and police brutality.
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NWSL players wear 'Black Lives Matter' shirts, kneel before first game of Challenge Cup

Players from NWSL's North Carolina and Portland teams wore "Black Lives Matter" shirts and kneeled in a moment of silence at Saturday's Challenge Cup.
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Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski records powerful Black Lives Matter video

Mike Krzyzewski, one of the most respected voices in college basketball history, made a powerful plea to end systemic racism and social injustice.
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Middlesbrough teenager takes solo stand for Black Lives Matter

A 14-year-old girl who held a solo protest against racism is now joined by her community.
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Southern towns grapple with their pasts as they host Black Lives Matter protests

Communities debate best steps forward as protests stir up long-silenced conversations on racial justice.
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Donald Trump lashes out at New York mayor, Black Lives Matter leader

Donald Trump has struck out at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over plans to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue across the street from Trump Tower. ......
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Fair & Lovely to lose 'Fair' from name, says Unilever

fair & lovely to lose 'fair' from name, says unilever
MUMBAI: Unilever will drop the word “fair” from its “Fair & Lovely” skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against..
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'Stop using our pain to attract black consumers'

Some brands have been accused of jumping on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon just to sell their products.
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Black queer pride: LGBTQ Kentuckians at the forefront of Black Lives Matter movement

2020's Pride Month looks different. June has been filled with protests for social justice. In Kentucky, Black, queer individuals are at the forefront.  
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NYC scrambles to save protest art as city reopens

As New York City reopens, a push is on to save the anti-racism messages painted on plywood that protected stores from damage during the Black Lives Matter protests. (June 24)  
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Black Lives Matter: Blackburn school 'sorry' for using Shrek as teaching aid

A Blackburn school says the ogre was used to teach about the movement's "empathy and diversity".
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Stevie Wonder calls for action on Black Lives Matter efforts: 'Move more than your mouth'

Wonder said he has listened to "voices on the left, voices on the right" and wants "a unanimous commitment to atone for the sins of this country."
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Republican congressman says Black Lives Matter protesters ‘at war’ with ‘western culture’

republican congressman says black lives matter protesters ‘at war’ with ‘western culture’
A Minnesota Congress member said those aligned with Black Lives Matter in protest of police brutality are “at war” with “western culture”, using language which advocacy groups note has long..
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Conservative MP says Black Lives Matter movement is 'divisive'

'When you start to push everyone to identify themselves by the colour of their skin, that is not a good thing,' says Ben Bradley
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Greg Hunt says Black Lives Matter protests contributed to Melbourne coronavirus spike

Only four people tested positive to coronavirus after the 6 June Black Lives Matter demonstrations, but Greg Hunt still believes they had a role to play in the recent spike in Melbourne.
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