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Black Lives Matter – What to Watch

The recent surge of the Black Lives Matters movement comes at a time where information is at our fingertips. We live in the age of instant gratification, we are no longer patient. Arguably, there are disadvantages to our current climate but there are also many positive attributes to living in this digital age. For example, […]

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#Metoo #BringBackOurGirls #Ferguson

Social media activism has turned a new corner. What was initially a rare and unheard of phenomenon is now a go-to formula guaranteed to garner attention and rally support for a cause. Take the #MeToo movement. Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist, started the movement to gain awareness for the women experiencing sexual assault and […]

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The Colin Kaepernick Debate.

Colin Rand Kaepernick, all-star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers turned civil rights hero within a matter of months, and all by a single, silent gesture. Colin Kaepernick is widely known for kneeling during the American national anthem at NFL games. His aim was to publically acknowledge the levels of police brutality in America and the […]

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Black Lives Matter – A Racist Movement?

The Black Lives Matter movement has always made people uncomfortable. From the moment the movement was created, it was refuted. But what is it, exactly, that stirs this feeling of uncertainty in people? Why doesn’t everyone support the Black Lives Matter movement? Context: If we refer back to my first post ‘The creation of the Black […]

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The creation of the Black Lives Matter movement.

On the 26th of February 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The trial and subsequent media circus that would surround this case would highlight the volatile race relations in America. But the #BlackLivesMatter response by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi would spark the beginning of a global movement. The Trial: […]