Black Lives Matter

Think Pieces

some of the most powerful movements have been led by black women

One of the three founding members of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, discusses how the movement began and where it needs to go next.
Tanya Compas
5.16.18
News

watch the first trailer for jay z’s documentary about trayvon martin

“They say that time heals all wounds. It does not.”
Georgie Wright
2.27.18
Culture

the powerful story behind black lives matter

Patrisse Cullors and Janaya Khan, the activists behind global equality movement Black Lives Matter, share their story.
Patrisse Cullors
Janaya Khan
9.18.17
News

6 ways to protest white supremacy today

Listen to a bell hooks lecture, donate to ACLU, and practice some self-care. Here’s how you can help weaken and dismantle white power groups.
André-Naquian Wheeler
8.14.17
Culture

'step' is a riveting teenage dance film for the black lives matter movement

Amanda Lipitz's dance documentary 'STEP' shows how high school girls in Baltimore are using dance to turn their lives around.
Hannah Ongley
8.3.17
News

watch the trailer for a powerful new documentary about ferguson

The film uses social media and camera phone footage to tells the story of the protest movement sparked by the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in August 2014.
Charlotte Gush
5.3.17
Film

the late, great james baldwin on what it means to be black in america today

The author’s unfinished book finds its voice in new documentary, 'I Am Not Your Negro.'
Colin Crummy
4.10.17
Photography

this photo series of black twins is about sisterhood and stereotypes

New York-based photographer Miranda Barnes is challenging misconceptions about black girls and women through her endearing images.
Zio Baritaux
4.3.17
News

jay-z will bring trayvon martin's story to tv and film

The six-part docu-series will tell the story of Martin’s childhood and the aftermath of his death.
Jo Rosenthal
3.24.17
Culture

marjuan canady plays 10 different characters in her show about black lives

The phenomenal performer didn’t see herself reflected in scripts, so she wrote her own.
Jacqueline Lara
3.20.17
News

sasha lane wore a black lives matter baseball jersey on the red carpet

The 'American Honey' actress arrived at the Independent Spirit Awards with an important message.
Hannah Ongley
2.27.17
Music

fatima al qadiri on the importance of protest, and why we must abolish prisons and police

Responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and the criminalization of protest in western ‘democracies,' Fatima’s latest album 'Brute' was filled with darkness and despair. Since then, the Kuwaiti musician, visual artist and Future Brown member has...
Charlotte Gush
1.20.17