Black Lives Matter

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Title

Black Lives Matter

Subject

#blacklivesmatter

Description

In recent months, Instaessayists have used the tag #blacklivesmatter to mark pieces that are part of that larger national trend. They are collected here.

Items in the Black Lives Matter Collection

Elise McRae, December 21,...

Elise McRae, December 21, 2014 in Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, asked to share her thoughts on recent protests and shootings in Ferguson and New York. // "I feel like I'm scared for my son when he goes to school, I'm…

Marvia Davidson on the le...

Marvia Davidson on the left and her sister-in-law, Ashley Moghal-Davidson, at right. Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, asked to share their thoughts on recent protesting and shootings in Ferguson…

Bob and Tina Beshears; Su...

Bob and Tina Beshears; Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, asked to share their thoughts on recent protesting and shootings in Ferguson and New York. // Bob: "I think it's incredibly sad, I think…

Faith Craig, Vista Ridge ...

Faith Craig, Vista Ridge Mall, Sunday, 12/21/14, asked for her thoughts on recent events in Ferguson and NYC; she said she could only talk for a moment. "Children need to control themselves. I tell my children one, get into church and two, educate…

Jerry Nelson, left, and J...

Jerry Nelson, left, and Jacob Anderson, right; Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, asked to share their thoughts on recent protesting and shootings in Ferguson and New York. // N: "Honestly, with…

GQ has published a new series of my Instagram essa…

GQ has published a new series of my Instagram essays from Skid Row: “I went to Skid Row to report the life and death of Charly "Africa" Keunang, an unarmed homeless man held down and shot six times by Los Angeles police officers. Charly was…

Enable sound. // I heard Geraldine Hughes sing one…

Enable sound. // I heard Geraldine Hughes sing one Sunday morning at the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene, a storefront church for the Skid Row homeless half a block from the fig tree under which four L.A. police officers held Charly…

A mural painted for Charly "Africa" Keunang, a blo…

A mural painted for Charly "Africa" Keunang, a block from where LAPD shot him six times. // From "The Invisible Man," @GQ: "One day he called his father. Isaac said, "Come home," and Charly wept, because he could not. He had no money, no nation. He…

Demands made by LA Community Action Network, a gro…

Demands made by LA Community Action Network, a group in and of Skid Row. To date: 1. No charges for the officers who pinned unarmed Charly "Africa" Keunang down and shot him six times. 2. SCI stands for "Safer Cities Initiative." 50 extra cops for…

(1/2) A week into my reporting on Skid Row, a libe…

(1/2) A week into my reporting on Skid Row, a liberal colleague sent me an article about the policing of the poor from a publication called The European. It was by Slavoj Zizek, “one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time,â€ù…