Black Lives Matter

2020 Jul 11 - 2:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by leading political strategist Donna Brazile to discuss the upcoming 2020 presidential election as well as the effects of COVID-19 on the election and what to expect. COVID-19 has brought to the forefront the disproportionate impact of poor healthcare and lack of jobs in the Black community across the United States. Kailee and Donna discuss the importance of the 2020...
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2020 Jul 7 - 2:00am
We know that police don’t keep us safe — and as long as we continue to pump money into our corrupt criminal justice system at the expense of housing, health, and education investments — we will never be truly safe. That’s why we are calling to #DefundPolice and #InvestInCommunities — and in our new video, Black Lives Matter Managing Director Kailee Scales helps break down just how it works. The post What Defunding...
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2020 Jul 3 - 6:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by rapper/activist/author Mysonne Linen to discuss his liberation work and how the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, among others, have traumatized the global community and led Mysonne and so many others around the world to take to the streets in peaceful protest. Mysonne also answers questions from our listening audience and talks about his...
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2020 Jun 28 - 2:00am
On Saturday, July 4, Black Lives Matter Boston is calling us all to march and rally for Breonna Taylor, Riah Milton, Oluwatoyin Salah, Marielle Franco, Tseshego Fatso Pule, Christine Ricketts, Bobby Jean Graham, and too many other Black Womxn. We will gather to center and uplift the lives of ALL Black womxn in a march from Nubian Square to Boston Common, followed by a celebratory rally in the Common where we will share music, food, and the arts...
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2020 Jun 27 - 2:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by NASCAR race car driver Bubba Wallace to discuss how he got into race car driving and what it’s been like being the only full-time Black NASCAR driver. Kailee and Bubba discuss how NASCAR banning the Confederate flag has impacted the Black community and how the murder of George Floyd impacted him, and increased Bubba’s own activism. Bubba also shares his...
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2020 Jun 26 - 1:00pm
Today, Donald Trump attributed a quote to a “Black Lives Matter leader” on his social media. We have traced these comments to Hawk Newsome. Hawk Newsome has no relation to the Black Lives Matter Global Network (“BLM”) founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi — and is not the “president” of BLM or any of its chapters. Only BLM chapters who adhere to BLM’s principles and code of...
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2020 Jun 22 - 10:00pm
Video Credits Our fight for liberty, justice, and freedom continues. Together, we can — and will — transform. This is the revolution. Change is coming. Thank you to everyone who contributed footage and photos to this film. You helped document history. The post Now, We Transform appeared first on Black Lives Matter.
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2020 Jun 18 - 2:00am
Now more than ever, we must highlight and celebrate the rich history of our community and our culture. In the last few days, cities and companies across the country have declared Juneteenth a holiday. Just like our lives, our HISTORY matters, including why Juneteenth is rooted in joy and is a call for liberation for the Black community. It took years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 for enslaved people...
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2020 Jun 15 - 10:00pm
The taping of the program was completed prior to the killing of George Floyd. The original BET air date was May 29, 2020. Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by renowned physician, author, and philosopher, Deepak Chopra, M.D. to discuss how our minds effect our health and share ways to calm ourselves from stress, trauma, and fears and to see past the chaos. At a time when COVID-19 is creating imbalance...
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2020 Jun 12 - 5:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM Global Network Foundation), a US nonprofit global organization active in the US, UK, and Canada is grateful for the generosity and support of donors and is pleased to announce a $6.5 million fund to support grassroots organizing work. This fund is available to all chapters affiliated with the BLM Global Network Foundation. Starting July 1, 2020, affiliated chapters may apply for unrestricted...
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2020 Jun 6 - 2:00am
Breonna, Happy 27th Birthday. We wish you were spending today with friends and family — celebrating life and blowing out birthday candles. Instead, we are chanting your name in your memory and in solidarity. We’re still out here a month later demanding that the officers who murdered you are fired, stripped of their pensions, and charged with homicide. We’re still crying out for transformative change in Louisville, KY and...
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2020 Jun 5 - 2:00am
Eight minutes, 46 seconds. That’s how long a police officer kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck. George Floyd struggled, pleading for his life: “I can’t breathe,” until he drew his final breaths, calling for his mother. Eight minutes, 46 seconds — a father, a brother, a friend, an unarmed Black man was murdered on the street, in broad daylight. By a uniformed officer. Today, at 3:45 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. PT,...
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