About Black Lives Matter (from the BLM website)
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global
organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white
supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities
by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence,
creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy,
we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
We are expansive. We are a
collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. We
also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the
way, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in
Black communities. We must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of
us to the front.
We affirm the lives of Black
queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records,
women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those
who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.
We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer
systematically targeted for demise.
We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society,
and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives
striving for liberation.