Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a composed development supporting for peaceful common noncompliance in challenge episodes of police mercilessness against Afro-American people. An association referred to just as Black Lives Matter exists as a decentralized system with more than 30 parts in the United States and sister associations worldwide while a bigger Black Lives Matter development exists comprising of different separate similarly invested associations, for example, Dream Defenders and Assata’s Daughters. The more extensive development and its related associations ordinarily advocate against police savagery towards individuals of color, just as for different other approach changes viewed as identified with dark liberation.

In 2013, the development started with the utilization of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter via web-based networking media after the quittance of George Zimmerman in the shooting demise of African-American adolescent Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The development turned out to be broadly perceived for road exhibitions following the 2014 passings of two African Americans: Michael Brown—bringing about fights and turmoil in Ferguson, a city close St. Louis—and Eric Garner in New York City. Since the Ferguson fights, members in the development have exhibited against the passings of various other African Americans by police activities or potentially while in police care. In the late spring of 2015, Black Lives Matter activists got associated with the 2016 United States presidential election. The originators of the hashtag and source of inspiration, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, extended their undertaking into a national system of more than 30 neighborhood parts somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2016. The general Black Lives Matter development is a decentralized system and has no formal hierarchy.

The development came back to national features and increased further worldwide attention during the worldwide George Floyd death in 2020 after Floyd’s demise by cop Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota.