Big businesses often engage in social activism because they want to sway public policy outcomes. They’re not exclusively trying to appeal to liberal customers.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
Through exhaustion at racial injustice, Black Lives Matter protesters can glimpse a better future.
Police killings of black men gain widespread attention, but black men's life-and-death issues are ignored on a daily basis, a physician who studies health gaps explains.
Laws enabling citizens to apprehend suspects, which date back to medieval England, were historically used in the US to suppress slave revolts.
The US has a centuries-old tradition of killing black people without repercussion – and of publicly viewing the violence. Spreading those images can disrespect the dead and traumatize viewers.