Black people’s activism is not a recent phenomenon. As a result, America’s ongoing activity builds on its historical tradition of activism. Black people started to advance throughout the civil rights era. However, it wasn’t until 1966 that the Black People Movement was formally established following the San Francisco gunshot killing of unarmed 16-year-old Matthew Johnson. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was established on the same principles 50 years after the 2013 murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The ambitions of colored Americans today are carried out by the Black Lives Matter movement, which fights for the protection of “Black Humanity” in America and campaigns against police brutality. Despite appearing similar, the two revolutions’ tactical approaches and ideological commitments differ. Due to the longstanding issue of racism in America, Black movements have continuously evolved to end this atrocity.
The similarities between the two companies can be attributed to the deployment of comparable communication tactics. Despite gaining little support from the broader public or publicity of their grievances in the mainstream media, both movements demonstrate extreme radicalization that motivates them to keep battling racism. Instead, they network and spread knowledge among their followers across America via spoken or unspoken words. For instance, in the 1960s, the Black Panthers published a weekly newspaper highlighting the injustices black people faced. Culture Emory oversaw the publication’s artistic direction (Carson and Garrow 335). Other significant media sites would never have dared to print this paper’s detailed pictures.
Currently, the BLM addresses Black concerns on multiple internet channels with the same aggressive posture.