Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is co-creator of Black Lives Matter, director of the Los Angeles-based organization Dignity and Power now, and a leader in the Media Action Grassroots Network.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
'Black Lives Matter' is About More Than the Police
Every time another Black person is murdered by the police, it's easy to point to a single officer as the culprit. George Floyd was killed under the knee of officer Derek Chauvin—we saw it ourselves. But Chauvin is just one officer in a culture of police violence, and policing is just one of the...
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Black Lives Depend on a Free and Open Internet
In 2012, I watched as cable news stations posthumously put Trayvon Martin on trial for his own murder, and broadcasted his killer’s acquittal, George Zimmerman. Black Lives Matter was born as a social media response to this verdict, meant to interrupt a public narrative that criminalizes and...
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