#BlackLivesMatter is a movement that was created to bring awareness to the equal rights that we are deprived.A website called Blacklivesmatter.com stated that ” this movement was made to rebuild the Black Liberation movement and affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. ” The organization was created after the death of Trayvon Martin where his murderer George Zimmerman was acquitted, and Trayvon Martin himself was put on trial for his murder. An article written by CNN talks about the different roles of the Black lives matter movement and what they are striving to change. Since the death of Trayvon Martin, there have been many more unarmed murders to individuals such as Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Michael Brown Jr. The #Blacklivesmatter movement brings attention to what really happened in each of the different murders and the organization non-violently tries to spread the word that Black lives do matter as much as any other race..
In the video listed above a member of the #Blacklivesmatter movement using metaphors for individuals who question what it really is.
#Blacklivesmatter is even affecting the media. The tweet shown above is from the AMC television network that is creating a series based on a Black Lives Matter Book. Overall, the movement will continue to spread, grown, and bring attention to the lives lost.