Marketers are embracing Black Lives Matter

Jun 2, 2020
Brands have long embraced the symbols of counterculture. Now, they're embracing an underlying cause.
The Nike campaign that embraced athlete-activist Colin Kaepernick in 2018. Many brands are now using Black Lives Matter content in their messaging.
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The Minnesota Freedom Fund raises donations to bail out protesters

Jun 1, 2020
The organization has been fighting against the concept of cash bail.
A memorial is left for George Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man who died on Monday after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck.
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The tech tool for police accountability that's like "Yelp for cops"

Jul 24, 2018
And how it's the latest in a series of policing data initiatives that top brass officers have used to shape American policing.
Protesters scuffle with police during a march against police violence in Manhattan in 2015.
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Checking in on Ferguson's economy after Michael Brown

Feb 14, 2017
The negative attention on the community translated into some unexpected changes.
A man exits the polling station after casting his ballot during the Missouri primary voting at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson in Ferguson, Missouri last year.

Some worry proposed laws in multiple states could stifle dissent

Jan 27, 2017
We’ve seen a lot of protests in the past year. Millions of people have taken to the streets to support the Black Lives Matter movement, protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and push back on the policies of President Donald Trump. In some cases, protesters have blocked streets, highways or other infrastructure. And Republican lawmakers in […]

What's behind the NFL's sagging ratings?

Oct 7, 2016
Elections, protests or maybe just smartphones.
Football is watched on phones, tablets and computers in addition to TV, and Nielsen ratings will reflect that next year.
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Why Black Lives protesters need public's help with bail

Jul 12, 2016
A tactic of organized protest is to refuse bail. That's not what's going on here.
Officials keep an eye on a small group of protesters staging a silent protest at the Baton Rouge City Hall on Monday over the Alton Sterling shooting.
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Smartphones play crucial role for Black Lives Matter

Jul 11, 2016
For activists, a phone can be both a tool and a symbol.
Erica England uses her smartphone to take pictures of protesters outside the White House.
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After Dallas, a look at police training

Jul 8, 2016
De-escalation strategies and community outreach are hugely important.
Police attempt to calm the crowd as someone is arrested following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7, 2016. 
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Mall of America fails in legal bid to stop protest

Dec 23, 2015
Black Lives Matter says it will demonstrate at the mall today.