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“Black Lives Matter!” Chants Erupt as Mothers of the Movement Take the Stage at the DNCposted on July 27, 2016
The Los Angeles Times’ Jaweed Kaleem writes, “As the ‘Mothers of the Movement’ came on stage to talk about the deaths of their children and endorse Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, chants emerged from the crowd: ‘Black lives matter!’” Although Black Lives Matter has not endorsed a candidate, the Mothers of the Movement are among its best-known activists. “Give me two moments to tell you how good God is. Give me a moment to say thank you,” said Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland.