Time magazine releases names of the finalists for 2015 Person of the Year

 Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people. In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin.


7. Black Lives Matter activists – Protests have swept the country, drawing attention to lingering racial injustices