Search   |   Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join or Register as Non-Member
NMNPC Editorials
Share |


Gloria Doherty, PhDc, RN, ACNP-BC, Adult Health Nurse Specialist

The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) began in 2013 after an African-American boy, Trayvon Martin, was killed by a member of a neighborhood watch who was acquitted of all charges. However, the movement did not expand until the 2014 killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer quickly followed by the death of Eric Gardner while in custody. Three African-American women founded an organization with the same name. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tolemi created and built an infrastructure in collaboration with other organizers, activists and artists.

Click here for the full text of this editorial.

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal