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February 6, 2023, 9:23 PM

Nearly 150 New York City police officers violated department rules during 2020 George Floyd protests: Report

The report said there were hundreds more allegations the Board could not investigate because officers wore bands over their badge numbers.
February 6, 2023, 9:23 PM
New York City police officers violated rules during George Floyd protests: Report
2 months ago

BLM sets up student relief fund as loan forgiveness stalls

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has launched a new relief fund aimed at Black college students, alumni and dropouts overburdened by mounting education costs and the student loan debt crisis
2 months ago
BLM sets up student relief fund as loan forgiveness stalls
8 months ago

Bishop says school no longer Catholic after flying Black Lives Matter, Pride flags

A bishop declared that a Massachusetts school "may no longer identify itself as Catholic" because it refuses to remove Black Lives Matter and Pride flags.
8 months ago
Bishop says school not Catholic after refusing to take down flags
8 months ago

Disparity in police response: Black Lives Matter protests and Capitol riot

The difference in law enforcement responses has shed light on what some see as a historically Black and white issue of policing.
8 months ago
Disparity in police response: Black Lives Matter protests and Capitol riot
1 year ago

Their painful bond: Black mothers speak out together on their unimaginable loss

The mothers of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Antwon Rose and Trayvon Martin speak out to "GMA" about their shared bond in mourning.
1 year ago
Their painful bond: Black mothers speak out together on their unimaginable loss
1 year ago

Aboriginal activists in Australia fight back against police brutality

Australia's aboriginal activists are using the momentum of the anti-police brutality movement in the U.S. to fight for justice.
1 year ago
Aboriginal activists in Australia fight back against police brutality
1 year ago

Australia's aboriginal community finds hope from BLM

ABC News’ Britt Clennett reports on the systemic racism against Australia’s aboriginal community and how they found hope and inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement.
1 year ago
Australia's aboriginal community finds hope from BLM
1 year ago

NYPD officers face discipline due to alleged Black Lives Matter protest misconduct

At least 65 NYPD officers may face punishment.
1 year ago
NYPD officers face discipline due to alleged BLM protest misconduct
1 year ago

65 NYPD officers recommended to be disciplined for conduct during protests

The oversight agency of the NYPD has recommended discipline for dozens of officers accused of misconduct during last year's Black Lives Matter protests.
1 year ago
65 NYPD officers recommended to be disciplined for conduct during protests
2 years ago

Governor pardons St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardoned the couple who waved guns at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters last year.
2 years ago
Governor pardons couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
2 years ago

Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA

A retired Massachusetts state trooper and a woman were shot by a man who allegedly rammed a stolen truck into a house, police said.
2 years ago
Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA
2 years ago

Mystery unfolds in Boston suburb attack

Police said a man drove a truck into a building then shot and killed two people before police shot and killed him.
2 years ago
Mystery unfolds in Boston suburb attack
2 years ago

Wife of man killed by Honolulu police demands justice: 'If it was me, I'd still be alive'

Lindsay Myeni is demanding justice in the wake of the shooting death of her husband, a South African man who was unarmed when he was killed by Honolulu police.
2 years ago
Wife of man killed by Honolulu PD demands justice: 'If it was me, I'd still be alive'
2 years ago

Florida high school pauses yearbook distribution over pages on Black Lives Matter

A Florida high school temporarily halted distribution of its student-run yearbook amid concerns over pages covering the Black Lives Matter movement.
2 years ago
High school pauses yearbook distribution over pages on Black Lives Matter
2 years ago

US embassies authorized to hang Black Lives Matter flags, banners on anniversary of Floyd's murder

State Secretary Blinken authorized all U.S. embassies, consulates overseas to fly Black Lives Matter flags this year, according to an internal memo obtained by ABC News.
2 years ago
US embassies authorized to hang Black Lives Matter flags, banners by Blinken
2 years ago

Graphic video shows Ronald Greene arrest before death

The video shows officers punching and using a stun gun on Greene in a violent altercation.
2 years ago
Graphic video shows Ronald Greene arrest before death
2 years ago

Black Lives Matter: A movement in photos

A look at the Black Lives Matter movement.
2 years ago
Black Lives Matter: A movement in photos
2 years ago

North Carolina judge accused of almost hitting Black Lives Matter protesters with his car

Protesters were standing on a “Black Lives Do Matter. End Racism Now.” mural when they say Judge John M. Tyson tried to hit them with his car.
2 years ago
Judge accused of almost hitting Black Lives Matter protesters with his car
2 years ago

By the Numbers: Support for Black Lives Matter

New polls show that support for the Black Lives Matter movement is falling while support for law enforcement is rising, depending on who you ask.
2 years ago
By the Numbers: Support for Black Lives Matter
2 years ago

Police pull guns on and spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop, lawsuit says

Two Virginia police officers have been sued for drawing their guns on a uniformed Army officer during a traffic stop and pepper spraying him.
2 years ago
Police pull guns on, spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop: Lawsuit
2 years ago

Virginia police officers sued after altercation with Army 2nd lieutenant

Caron Nazario is suing two Winsor, Virginia, police officers after he was stopped, pepper-sprayed and forcibly removed from his car during a traffic stop.
2 years ago
Virginia police officers sued after altercation with Army 2nd lieutenant
2 years ago

Andre Hill shot 4 times by former Columbus police officer, autopsy report shows

Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed by a now-former police officer in Columbus, Ohio, last year, died from four gunshot wounds.
2 years ago
Andre Hill shot 4 times by former Columbus police officer, autopsy report shows
2 years ago

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson denies comments about Black Lives Matter protesters racist

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday denied his comments about Black Lives Matter protesters were racist.
2 years ago
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson denies comments about Black Lives Matter protesters racist
2 years ago

Black Lives Matter activist Janaya Future Khan on the future of the movement

Janaya Future Khan says being an activist is about being "truly alive."
2 years ago
Black Lives Matter activist Janaya Future Khan on the future of the movement
2 years ago

Independent report into deadly police encounter with Elijah McClain to be released

Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old autistic musician who died following a 2019 encounter with Colorado police officers.
2 years ago
Details to be released from report on deadly police encounter with Elijah McClain
2 years ago

Independent investigators in Elijah McClain's death issue scathing report

Scathing independent report slams police, paramedics, homicide investigators in Elijah McClain's death
2 years ago
Independent investigators issue scathing report on death of Elijah McClain
2 years ago

No charges filed against Rochester police officers involved in death of Daniel Prude

Charges will not be filed in the death of Daniel Prude, who was seen on police body camera footage being pinned to the ground with a spit bag over his head.
2 years ago
No charges filed against officers involved in death of Black man pinned to ground
2 years ago

No criminal charges against officer who restrained Daniel Prude

A grandy jury voted not to charge officers shown on body camera video restraining Daniel Prude, a Black man, during an incident last March. Prude died while he was being restrained.
2 years ago
No criminal charges against officer who restrained Daniel Prude
2 years ago

Police chief responds to report on Elijah McClain's death: 'I'm extremely sorry'

Aurora police chief Vanessa Wilson responded to independent investigators' scathing report on Elijah McClain's death.
2 years ago
Police chief responds to report on Elijah McClain's death: 'I'm extremely sorry'
2 years ago

Independent report on death of Elijah McCain

An independent investigation found that police had no legal basis to stop Elijah McCain, an unarmed Black man in Aurora, Colorado, or for using a chokehold during the confrontation in August 2019.
2 years ago
Independent report on death of Elijah McCain
2 years ago

By the Numbers: Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter, the largest social movement in U.S. history, was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
2 years ago
By the Numbers: Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
2 years ago

Norwegian politician receives threats over Black Lives Matter Nobel Prize nomination

BLM was nominated by Norwegian Parliament member Peter Eide.
2 years ago
 Norwegian politician receives threats over Black Lives Matter Nobel Prize nomination
2 years ago

10 diverse children's books to teach kids about racism and representation

We spoke with experts about their diverse book recommendations to help teach kids about race, racism, antiracism, representation and diversity.
2 years ago
10 diverse children's books to teach kids about racism and representation
2 years ago

New York AG sues NYPD over handling of Black Lives Matter protests

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing the NYPD over its handling of the Black Lives Matter protests.
2 years ago
'Excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters': NY AG sues NYPD
2 years ago

Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting

The video shows officers not treating the wounded Hill for approximately five minutes.
2 years ago
Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting
2 years ago

Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush reflects on her Black Lives Matter roots and why she ran for Congress

Cori Bush talks to ABC News for "The Year," where she looks back at her roots in activism following Michael Brown's death and how it led her to run for Congress.
2 years ago
Rep.-elect Cori Bush reflects on Black Lives Matter roots, why she ran for Congress
2 years ago

Vigil and calls for justice for Andre Hill

The 47-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer responding to a non-emergency call.
2 years ago
Vigil and calls for justice for Andre Hill
2 years ago

Protesters march on Brooklyn Bridge

Footage of this Sept. 25 protest came during the week a grand jury declined to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, with the killing of Breonna Taylor.
2 years ago
Protesters march on Brooklyn Bridge
2 years ago

4 stabbed in skirmishes at DC protests, while 1 person shot at clashes in Washington state

Four people were in critical condition in D.C., police said.
2 years ago
4 stabbed at DC protests, while 1 person shot at clashes in Washington state
2 years ago

6 months after George Floyd’s death, Minneapolis activists scramble to save Black Lives Matter art

Kenda Zellner-Smith and Leesa Kelly collected at least 593 plywood boards from around the Twin Cities that could otherwise have been destroyed, disposed of or defaced.
2 years ago
As Black Lives Matter art is torn down, Minneapolis activists save hundreds of works
2 years ago

Calls for justice over death of Black teenager found dead

Quawan Charles, 15, was found dead in a sugar cane field in rural Louisiana; authorities said a preliminary autopsy determined that he likely drowned.
2 years ago
Calls for justice over death of Black teenager found dead
2 years ago

Turning Point: Black Lives Matter organizers say right-wing backlash was expected as movement grew

Andrew Young says civil rights protesters endured similar attacks.
2 years ago
Turning Point: BLM organizers say right-wing backlash was expected
2 years ago

Protests erupt over fatal shooting of Black man by deputies near Vancouver, Washington

Kevin E. Peterson Jr. was shot to death on Thursday evening near Vancouver.
2 years ago
Protests erupt over fatal shooting of Black man by deputies in Washington
2 years ago

Black Lives Matter activist on backlash against movement

In May, activist Nia Miranda posted a video confronting two white women vandalizing a Starbucks during a Black Lives Matter protest, and she spoke about why such actions are damaging to BLM.
2 years ago
Black Lives Matter activist on backlash against movement
2 years ago

Denver police say protest shooting suspect is not linked to political movement

Denver investigators are refuting rumors that the suspect under arrest for a shooting that killed a man during a protest Saturday is linked to any political group.
2 years ago
Denver police say protest shooting suspect is not linked to political movement
2 years ago

Protest demonstrations in Colorado end with deadly shooting

A suspect is in custody after shots ring out during clashes between supporters of local police and counter protesters in Denver.
2 years ago
Protest demonstrations in Colorado end with deadly shooting
2 years ago

BLM co-founder on #DefundThePolice, Breathe Act

Patrisse Cullors talks about the social justice movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book "When They Call You A Terrorist."
2 years ago
BLM co-founder on #DefundThePolice, Breathe Act
2 years ago

Journalist gets moving Black Lives Matter note from flight attendant

A TV host and travel influencer got a note from an American Airlines flight attendant.
2 years ago
Journalist gets moving Black Lives Matter note from flight attendant
2 years ago

Far-right, BLM activists clash in Louisville

Protesters calling for justice for Breonna Taylor and an armed group, who refer themselves as “patriots,” confronted each other ahead of the Kentucky Derby.
2 years ago
Far-right, BLM activists clash in Louisville
2 years ago

Police gear up for potential protests in Rochester

Officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death have been suspended, but family and protesters are demanding criminal charges.
2 years ago
Police gear up for potential protests in Rochester