“She cofounded Black Lives Matter seven years ago along with Melina Abdullah, also of Los Angeles, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.” latimes.com/entertainment-…
Weird article! The next paragraph is the standard story: “The verdict prompted Oakland activist Alicia Garza to post on Facebook, “Our lives matter.” Cullors then turned the expression into a hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter, and New York activist Opal Tometi built a digital platform.”
Variety seems to tell the usual story

To be clear, the LAT story is 🤔 because it has a story about the founding of BLM that I’ve never heard anywhere

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