Black Lives Matter

The heart and soul of the movement.

Mark Luckie, Former Twitter Exec - Mark Luckie is one of the the tech world's most dynamic voices within the movement for Black lives. He once spearheaded journalism efforts at Twitter and recently joined the Reddit community.(Photo: Tinnetta Bell) 

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Mark Luckie, Former Twitter Exec - Mark Luckie is one of the the tech world's most dynamic voices within the movement for Black lives. He once spearheaded journalism efforts at Twitter and recently joined the Reddit community.(Photo: Tinnetta Bell) 

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Alicia Garza, Co-creator of #BLM - Alicia Garza is an African-American activist and writer who lives in Oakland, California. She has organized around the issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism and violence against trans* and gender non-conforming people of color. She was also recently honored for her work during this year's Black Girls Rock!. (Photo: Ouzounova/Splash News)

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Patrisse Cullors, Co-creaor of #BLM - Patrisse Cullors is an American artist and activist from Los Angeles, California. She is a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform in LA and one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The New York Women's Foundation)

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Michaela Angela Davis, Founder of MAD Free - Michaela Angela Davis is a dynamic writer on Black style, race, gender and hip-hop culture in the US. She is also a fashion expert and an "image activist."(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images) 

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Jesse Williams, Actor and Outspoken Activist - Jesse Williams is a actor and activist best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Yahoo)

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton Researcher  - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is invested in researching race and public policy, specifically as it relates to American housing policies. Dr. Taylor is currently working on a manuscript about the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s.  (Photo: Princeton University) 

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Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton Researcher  - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is invested in researching race and public policy, specifically as it relates to American housing policies. Dr. Taylor is currently working on a manuscript about the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s.  (Photo: Princeton University) 

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Emanuel Freeman, Responsible for Tweeting Michael Brown's Death - Emanuel Freeman is responsible for live tweeting the death of Michael Brown.(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) 

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Johnetta Elzie, Civil Rights Activist - Johnetta Elzie, better known in the Twittersphere as "Netta," is an American civil rights activist. She is one of the leaders in the activist group We the Protesters and co-edits the Ferguson protest newsletter This Is the Movement with fellow activist DeRay Mckesson. Netta is all the way glowed up and we're here for it.(Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for ESSENCE) 

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Nelly, Rapper and Activist - Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known as Nelly, is a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.He came through and pushed for peace in the thick of the Ferguson unrest. (Photo: Jason Kempin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Brittany Packnett, Executive Director, Teach for America ? St. Louis  - Brittany Packnett's work as an educator has been instrumental in the fight for Black lives. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) 

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Wesley Lowery, National Reporter for the Washington Post  - Wesley Lowery is a reporter at the Washington Post. His coverage in Ferguson got him arrested.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for Rare) 

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DeRay Mckesson, Activist and Educator - DeRay is an activist and educator. He's using his influence to run for the mayor of Baltimore. Mckesson is a member of the Movement for Black Lives and is known for his activism via social media and has been active in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland.(Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images for GLAAD) 

Kwame Rose, Activist and Writer - Kwame Rose was thrust into the spotlight during the Baltimore Uprising when he chose to challenge Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera's coverage of protesters after Freddie Gray's death.(Photo: Gioncarlo Valentine)

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Kwame Rose, Activist and Writer - Kwame Rose was thrust into the spotlight during the Baltimore Uprising when he chose to challenge Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera's coverage of protesters after Freddie Gray's death.(Photo: Gioncarlo Valentine)

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Devin Allen, Baltimore-Based Photographer - Devin Allen is a dynamic photographer from Baltimore. He captured the passion of the Baltimore Uprising and several of his pictures have given him international notoriety. One of his photos even landed on the cover of Time magazine. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 

Chanet Wallace, Baltimore Activist - Chanet Wallace is a Baltimore activist currently studying journalism at Bowie State University. (Photo: Chanet Wallace via Twitter)

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Chanet Wallace, Baltimore Activist - Chanet Wallace is a Baltimore activist currently studying journalism at Bowie State University. (Photo: Chanet Wallace via Twitter)