The Black Lives Matter movement, perhaps better known as #BlackLivesMatter, is one of the most ascendant social justice movements in recent years. It’s had a huge impact on civil discourse, policy making and the way politicians campaign for office. Whether you support it or not, it’s worth educating yourself about. The celebrities on this list have all thrown in their lot with the movement.
Kendrick Lamar is one of the most popular rappers in the world. He’s also a BLM advocate.
His song ‘Alright’ touches on themes of police brutality and it’s become a kind of defacto anthem. His performance of ‘Alright’ at the BET Awards garnered critical reactions from the more conservative parts of the internet.