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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Robert J. Patterson Abstract This article examines the official Black Lives Matter Movement (the Black Lives Matter Global Network) as a point of departure to argue that Black Lives Matter (BLM) in general expands our epistemological framework for thinking about black freedom movements, black...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 300–305.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alexis Pauline Gumbs Abstract In the long tradition of black women protecting and honoring black women, Jasmine Richards, a Black Lives Matter organizer in Pasadena California, was part of a group of activists who intervened in the arrest of a participant in a peace March in Pintroesca Parkin...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kia M. Q. Hall Abstract What is the role of feminist scholar-activists in contemporary Black freedom movements such as Black Lives Matter? This article proposes a Transnational Black Feminist framework as a theoretical complement to grassroots activism in Black communities. The proposed framework...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 205–206.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Black women resistance lynching police brutality Black Lives Matter Say Her Name If I were a man They’d be hashtagging my name and calling me a martyr Celebrating my resistance as the ultimate stand Against State power I’d...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 512–537.
Published: 01 October 2022
... ) as the first abyss encountered by newly enslaved Africans, proves an apt metaphor for the four-hundred-year journey of African mothers who bear and/or rear children whose very right to be remains a matter of contestation in public discourse, even in the era in which we assert that Black lives matter. As Dána...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in other nations kill in one year. 5 It was this outrageous crisis of police brutality that sparked the Black Lives Matter Movement. But did you know that Brazil may lead the entire world in cases of police brutality? With a smaller population than the one in the United States, of the more than four...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter . Brooklyn : Verso Press . Chomsky Noam . 2000 . Chomsky on MisEducation . Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield . Christian Charles . 1998 . Black Saga: The African American Experience. A Chronology . New York : Basic Civitas . Cleage...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in Cuba are greater than or on par with those of Chile, Panama, and Peru. Similarly, in his essay “Between Protest and Politics: Black Lives Matter Movement(s) for Black Lives,” Robert J. Patterson argues that the Black Lives Matter movement pursues a much more radical Black liberation project than...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... supporters have been fearing yet fueling. In June, massive national and international Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality erupted, campaigns to defund the police arose in communities large and small, and Confederate, Columbian, and imperialist monuments came crashing down. Confederate flags...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): vii–xvii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Contemporary Black Activism," Kia M.Q. Hall explores the role of feminist scholar-activists in contemporary Black freedom movements such as Black Lives Matter. The lesson plan offers a closer look at TBF and how it can combine contemporary notions of activism with historic ideas of freedom to teach movement...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... explores the role of feminist scholar-activists in contemporary Black freedom movements such as Black Lives Matter. The lesson plan offers a closer look at TBF and how it can combine contemporary notions of activism with historic ideas of freedom to teach movement art. Building upon the work...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 180–203.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Lives Matter protests that erupted during the summer of 2020 brought all of these tensions to the forefront, illuminating the pervasiveness of racism in Nordic logics of exceptionalism, on the one hand, but also the liberatory potential embodied and mobilized by our Black/African diasporic communities...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832–1929 . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Enomoto Joy . 2017 . “ Where Will You Be? Why Black Lives Matter in the Hawaiian Kingdom .” Ke Ka‘upu Hehi ‘Ale (blog), February 1 . https://hehiale.wordpress.com/2017...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 115–145.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., instead identifying with an oppressed, global majority. There will be no celebrating geopolitical changes that do not recognize their lives as mattering, so Ayim ends her poem by declining to “join the party” (Opitz, Oguntoye, and Schultz 1993 : 233). Audre Lorde was engaged in Black feminist...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, proclaims itself antiracist and draws on the North American vocabulary of the civil rights, Black power, and Black Lives Matter movements to mark its constituency as Black (aka Muslim) Turks. The appropriation of a discourse of antiracism garners legitimacy and lends support...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 455–479.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Reyes, interview. 10 Reyes, interview. 9 Reyes, interview. 8 Reyes, interview. 7 Reyes, interview. 6 Eva Margarita Reyes, email interview with the author, 2020–present. 5 Reyes’s work is in communion and conversation with the series of Black Lives Matter Matters...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 413–435.
Published: 01 October 2022
... into enclaves for self-preservation. An emphasis on mourning means recognizing that it takes shape in different ways. There is the public mourning of Black Lives Matter, appearing in material culture on black T-shirts with the names of those gunned down by the state; these are often worn in the street...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... coming out. Categorization of epidemic as a national crisis with relationship of topic to Black Lives Matter movement. SUGGESTIONS FOR WRITTEN TEXTS Topic Rachel Jeantel's treatment by media outlets Texts "Rachel Jeantel Gets the Trayvon Martin Treatment" (Peters 2013) Description Commentary...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 December 2016
... hash tag right after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial. According to Alicia Garza, "Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 52–81.
Published: 01 April 2024
... but distinct modes of oppression and foregrounds how we are all invited to participate in interlocking systems of denial, extraction, and dispossession. Yet negotiating the politics of relationality is especially tricky in this historical moment when, for example, Black Lives Matter is entangled with official...
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