Founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, BLM Foundation is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada with the mission to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. BLM is fighting for immediate improvements for Black people by combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy (an important component in addressing Black Nihilism — a concept I first encountered reading Race Matters by Cornel West).

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