The BLM movement was triggered by the verdict of a judge who acquitted George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin in summer of 2013. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, three women among the huge numbers of outraged citizens, reacted by circulating #BlackLivesMatter on social media. 664 more words
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West coast jazz music is alive and well, with many entities in the movement breaking open doors with magnetic force and luminous brilliance. From Kamasi Washington to Terrace Martin and Esperanza Spalding to Miguel Atwood Ferguson, the west coast is bubbling with new energy in the jazz idiom.
Feminism: The belief that women are and should be treated as potential intellectual equals and social equals to men. These people can be either male or female human beings, although the ideology is commonly (and perhaps falsely) associated mainly with women. 1,717 more words