What Does #BlackLivesMatter Really Mean?

Founded in 2013, the Black Lives Matter organization was founded as a result of the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of a police officer. Dedicated to nonviolent protests of police brutality, the Black Lives Matter movement has exploded as a result of the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd, a 46 year-old African-American man, was killed while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. The police officer kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while Mr. Floyd screamed “I can’t breathe.”