#BlackLivesMatter was founded by three women: Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. The point of the organization is to focus on the struggle of Black people while empowering those within the Black community who have been marginalized in past Black liberation movements.
The Black liberation movements of the 20th century were dominated by cis-gender black men, and there were obvious inequalities between them and women, LGBTQ people and disabled people. In an attempt to fine tune this problem, #BlackLivesMAtter was created to address this situation.
According to the philosophy of #BlackLivesMatter, once Black people become completely free and equal, everyone else will become free and equal, as well. This is because black people are considered to be at the bottom of the barrel in terms of value. This anti-black racism is the basis upon a lot of other complex social injustices in society. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Anti-black racism permeates through the lives of all groups of people. All other races both suffer from white supremacy in some way or another, while benefiting other ways. Blacks suffer the most and in the most direct manner.
#BlackLivesMatter frequently puts on protests to protest injustices done against the black community; such as police brutality, racial profiling, unfairness in the criminal justice system and general inequalities that negatively affect Black people.
Currently, there are about 38 Black Lives Matter Chapters. Most chapters are in the United States, though there is one chapter in Toronto and another chapter in Ghana. The BLM movement has also spread to other places in the world, like Europe, and there have been protests all over the globe.
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund.
One crazy night in October of 2007, Michael Larkin and Jim Lacey were arrested from their residences and placed in jail. Not very long after, they were let out due to the fact that there were really no good legal reasons behind their imprisonment.
The reason why they were haphazardly imprisoned is because of the fact that they had irritated the local government and authorities. They published incriminating stories about corruption by Sheriff Arpaio and Maricopa county.
As a result, the government issued subpoenas with very invasive requests. Larkin and Lacey decided not to follow the subpoenas, and instead openly publicized the fact that they had gotten such invasive subpoenas. This further angered the local government and Sheriff Arpaio, resulting in Larkin and Lacey being thrown into jail.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was started from a heavy settlement of $3.7 million that was awarded to Larkin and Lacey. The Frontera Fund does it’s best to hold up the concept of civil rights by affiliating itself with other organizations that fight for the liberties of trans-gendered people, homosexual people, immigrants and Hispanics.