Amid ‘Devastating’ Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

Mike Bento (center) is an organizer with NYC Shut It Down, a group which considers itself part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Escorted by NYPD officers, he leads a march in honor of a black transgender person who was recently killed in New York City.

Activists admit movement around national issues like police reform has been slow, but say they’re focused on local issues — from paying subway fare to helping serve dinner to homeless people.

(Image credit: Hansi Lo Wang/NPR)

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