The past year has been a whirlwind for the BLM movement. But there is (much needed) progress being made - including the hiring of the first-ever Black female pro baseball coach!
Here's what we know...
The past twelve months have been seen huge social change.
via: GettyThe BLM movement isn't just about preventing police brutality, though.
It's something that needs to impact all areas...Including the world of entertainment - as this story proves today.
Because we are living in an era of change.
via: GettyEver since the horrifying murder of George Floyd in May last year, the Black Lives Movement has never before been so prominent.
After centuries of institutional racism, people are finally taking a stand...
via: GettyAnd change is finally on the horizon.
However, not everyone has been quite so understanding of the message.
via: GettyAmid the millions of BLM protestors, there are, of course, a handful of people who are adamant about going against everything the movement stands for.
For the most part, these people are standing valiantly behind homemade "All Lives Matter" signs...
via: GettyOr are simply trying to argue that people of color are not treated any differently to white people. (Spoiler: They definitely are.)
But, sadly, there have been many instances of police officers continuing to spur on this message of hate.
via: GettyIt's painfully ironic, isn't it?
But it's not just about police brutality.
via: GettyThe BLM movement needs to be about a more universal social change.
We've seen some progress already...With many stories of big corporations beginning to unpack their racial bias.
And one such heartwarming story has emerged from the world of baseball this week.The Boston Red Sox have hired their first-ever Black female coach - and the internet is loving it.
Bianca Smith has been appointed as the first-ever Black female pro-baseball coach.
Best Christmas present ever!! https://t.co/WC23t1tOlS— Bianca Smith ⚾️ (@Bianca Smith ⚾️)1609292079.0
"I think it's a great opportunity also to just inspire other women who are interested in this game."
Bianca Smith will be joining the #RedSox organization this season, making her the first Black woman to coach in pro… https://t.co/bKwM4UscBp— Red Sox (@Red Sox)1609805394.0
"Of course none of this would be possible without the help of my family, friends, and the trailblazers who came before me. I can't wait to get started."
In honor of all of the men and women who came before and paved the way #TipYourCap2020 #negroleagues100 https://t.co/CjR5FSgR9u— Bianca Smith ⚾️ (@Bianca Smith ⚾️)1593551618.0
Watch the heartwarming interview here:
"I think it's a great opportunity to inspire other women who are interested in this game." - Bianca Smith New… https://t.co/MNOWZOYme1— MLB Network (@MLB Network)1609772580.0