One Slogan, Many Methods: Black Lives Matter Enters Politics

When the Democratic National Committee recently rejected adding a presidential debate focusing exclusively on issues affecting black people, it got divergent responses from two groups widely associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Campaign Zero, whose agenda centers on ending police violence, quickly embraced the offer for a town hall forum instead and began working to arrange forums for Democratic […]

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Democrats acknowledge Black Lives Matter during debate

The candidates were careful to avoid uttering the phrase “all lives matter,” showing they clearly learned from confrontations earlier this year with Black Lives Matter protesters. Some in the movement say the phrase “all lives matter” minimizes the deaths of African-American men and women at the hands of law enforcement. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the first to be confronted […]

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Why Democrats are Struggling With Black Lives Matter

The party’s presidential candidates have had difficulty connecting with protesters Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop in Keene, N.H., on Tuesday was billed as a community discussion on substance abuse. But some of the attendees had other matters on their minds. Five members of the Black Lives Matter movement showed up to buttonhole the Democratic frontrunner about the tough-on-crime policies Clinton promoted […]

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Sanders and O’Malley Stumble During Black Lives Matter Protest

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley was midsentence when the chanting began. “What side are you on black people, what side are you on!” rang the chorus of around four dozen mostly black protesters streaming into a convention hall in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday. A woman named Tia Oso grabbed the microphone as the protestors stormed the room. “We are going […]

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