For a group of young Dominicans and Haitians based in New York, the Black Lives Matter movement transcends borders. In the wake of the killing of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, and the subsequent deadline for mass deportations of the Haitian descended population from the Dominican Republic, their cause is clear: Black Lives Matter everywhere. Recently, these young people took their message to the streets of the most densely populated Dominican neighborhoods in New York City. They marched in protest of what they believe is the decades-long mistreatment of dark-skinned people on the island.

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