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2 months ago

Texas DA seeks to overturn pardon of man convicted of fatally shooting protester

Travis County District Attorney José Garza is calling to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott's pardon of Daniel Perry, convicted for shooting a Black Lives Matter protester.
2 months ago
Gov. Greg Abbott speaks after signing bills designated towards enhancing border security, Austin, June 8, 2023.
6 months ago
ABC News takes a look back at the Black Lives Matter movement. The phrase "Black Lives Matter" was born in a Facebook post by Alicia Garza in response to the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Martin. The movement emerged as a reaction to the perceived violence and systemic racism by police toward African-American communities.  People celebrate at George Floyd Square after the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis.
7 months ago

AP African American Studies course finalized for next school year

The Advanced Placement African American Studies course that sparked controversy among some conservative lawmakers has been revised and released by the College Board.
7 months ago
Collegeboard Hosts an "AP African American Studies" activation during the 21st Annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, Aug. 9, 2023, in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
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
VIDEO: Disparity in police response: Black Lives Matter protests and Capitol riot
1 year ago

'Honeymoon is over': DEI professionals speak out about layoffs

DEI officers say they've faced cuts in the years since the murder of George Floyd.
1 year ago
An empty conference room is seen in this undated stock photo.
1 year ago

Texas man sentenced for killing Black Lives Matter protester

Judge Clifford Brown sentenced Daniel Perry to 25 years for the death of Garrett Foster, but Gov. Greg Abbott, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws, has previously vowed to issue a pardon.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Texas man sentenced for killing Black Lives Matter protester
1 year ago

Family of slain BLM protester speaks out at convicted killer's sentencing

Daniel Perry was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of armed Black Lives Matters protester Garrett Foster during a 2020 demonstration in Austin, Texas.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Family of slain BLM protester speaks out at convicted killer's sentencing
1 year ago

Army Sergeant sentenced to 25 years for killing BLM protester

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will seek a pardon for Daniel Perry, who was convicted of fatally shooting Garrett Foster in 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest over the death of George Floyd.
1 year ago
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will seek a pardon for Daniel Perry, who was convicted of fatally shooting Garrett Foster in 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest over the death of George Floyd.
1 year ago

Black Lives Matter activists call for accountability in Irvo Otieno's death

Five defendants are charged with second-degree murder in the in-custody death of Irvo Otieno.
1 year ago
Undated photo of Irvo Otieno.
1 year ago

Texas governor pushes to pardon man convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

ABC News’ John Quinones reports on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s comments about possibly pardoning Daniel Perry, who was convicted of killing a protester at a Black Lives Matter demonstration.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Texas governor pushes to pardon man convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester
1 year ago

Brothers create hip creative space to fuel Black empowerment

ABC News’ Ike Ejiochi reports on the Burns brothers' mission of empowering the Black community by building a network of Black professionals through the shared space HQ DC House.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Brothers create hip creative space to fuel Black empowerment
1 year ago

New York City to pay record settlement to George Floyd protesters

New York City and the New York Police Department have agreed to collectively pay millions to protesters who were arrested, detained or subjected to violence.
1 year ago
NYPD arrest protesters for breaking the citywide 8:00PM curfew on June 4, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
1 year ago

New York City police officers violated rules during 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.
1 year ago
Police officers guarding the Trump International Hotel & Tower hold back protesters on May 30, 2020, during a rally and march to remember the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in Chicago.
2 years ago

Bishop says school not Catholic after refusing to take down 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.
2 years ago
In this undated file photo, a pride flag is flown.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
"Good Morning America" brought together seven women -- the mothers of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Antwon Rose and Trayvon Martin -- who have all lost a son or a daughter, for a conversation with ABC News' Deborah Roberts to discuss their shared bond in mourning, and their journeys and sacrifices as Black mothers in America.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Protesters during a 'Rally Against Black Deaths In Custody,'June 12, 2020, in Sydney, Australia.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Australia's aboriginal community finds hope from BLM
3 years ago

NYPD officers face discipline due to alleged BLM protest misconduct

At least 65 NYPD officers may face punishment.
3 years ago
Protesters gather to protest the recent death of George Floyd on May 29, 2020 in New York City.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
The oversight agency of the NYPD has recommended discipline for dozens of officers accused of misconduct during last year's Black Lives Matter protests.
3 years ago

Governor pardons 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.
3 years ago
Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in St. Louis, June 28, 2020.
3 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.
3 years ago
Signs and flowers are attached to a fence outside a building in Winthrop, Mass., June 28, 2021, where an armed man crashed a hijacked truck, on June 26, 2021, then fatally shot two people before being killed by police.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Mystery unfolds in Boston suburb attack
3 years ago

Wife of man killed by Honolulu PD 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.
3 years ago
Lindani Myeni stands on the beach in Waimanalo, Hawaii, with his wife Lindsay and their two children in a family handout photo from 2021.
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
West Broward H.S. in Pembroke Pines, Fla., temporarily halted sales and distribution of the student-run yearbook amid concerns over pages covering the Black Lives Matter movement.
3 years ago

US embassies authorized to hang Black Lives Matter flags, banners by Blinken

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.
3 years ago
A Black Lives Matter banner, marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, hangs from the U.S. Embassy in Athens, May 25, 2021.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Graphic video shows Ronald Greene arrest before death
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
Surveillance video released by police shows an SUV driving around a traffic circle in Fayetteville, N.C., passing close to a group of Black Lives Matter protesters, May 7, 2021. Law enforcement officials said that lane is not currently open for traffic.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Support for Black Lives Matter
3 years ago

Police pull guns on, spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop: Lawsuit

Two Virginia police officers have been sued for drawing their guns on a uniformed Army officer during a traffic stop and pepper spraying him.
3 years ago
In this image made from Windsor, Va., police video, a police officer uses a spray agent on Caron Nazario on Dec. 20, 2020, in Windsor, Va. Nazario, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop during which he says the officers drew their guns and pointed them at him as he was dressed in uniform.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Virginia police officers sued after altercation with Army 2nd lieutenant
3 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.
3 years ago
Andre' Hill in a photo from his Facebook was killed by police in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2020.
3 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.
3 years ago
Sen. Ron Johnson talks with members of the press in the Hart Building in Washington, Jan. 26, 2021.
3 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."
3 years ago
Janaya Future Khan speaks onstage at The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Shonda Rhimes Team Up In the Fight Against Hair Discrimination on Oct. 02, 2019, in Downey, Calif.
3 years ago

Details to be released from report on deadly police encounter with Elijah McClain

Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old autistic musician who died following a 2019 encounter with Colorado police officers.
3 years ago
Rashiaa Veal holds a sign of her cousin, Elijah McClain at a press conference in front of the Aurora Municipal Center, Oct.1, 2019.
3 years ago

Independent investigators issue scathing report on death of Elijah McClain

Scathing independent report slams police, paramedics, homicide investigators in Elijah McClain's death
3 years ago
Rashiaa Veal holds a sign of her cousin, Elijah McClain at a press conference in front of the Aurora Municipal Center, Oct.1, 2019.
3 years ago

No charges filed against officers involved in death of Black man pinned to ground

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.
3 years ago
New York State Attorney General Letitia James addresses the media at Aenon Missionary Baptist Church in Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2021.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: No criminal charges against officer who restrained Daniel Prude
3 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.
3 years ago
Rashiaa Veal holds a sign of her cousin, Elijah McClain at a press conference in front of the Aurora Municipal Center, Oct.1, 2019.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Independent report on death of Elijah McCain
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
3 years ago

Norwegian politician receives threats over Black Lives Matter Nobel Prize nomination

BLM was nominated by Norwegian Parliament member Peter Eide.
3 years ago
A protester waves a Black Lives Matter flag during racial justice protests, Nov. 3, 2020, in Seattle.
4 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.
4 years ago
Diverse Children's Books
4 years ago

'Excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters': NY AG sues NYPD

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing the NYPD over its handling of the Black Lives Matter protests.
4 years ago
New York Police Department officers detain a protester during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Manhattan, New York, Nov. 5. 2020.
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting
4 years ago

Rep.-elect Cori Bush reflects on Black Lives Matter roots, 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.
4 years ago
In this June 12, 2020, file photo, Missouri Democratic congressional candidate Cori Bush leads protesters as they take to the street to protest against police brutality in University City, Mo.
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Vigil and calls for justice for Andre Hill
4 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.
4 years ago
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.
4 years ago

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

Four people were in critical condition in D.C., police said.
4 years ago
An explosion goes off in front of a hotel where the Proud Boys are staying during a protest on Dec. 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
4 years ago

As Black Lives Matter art is torn down, Minneapolis activists save hundreds of works

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.
4 years ago
Leesa Kelly and Kenda-Zellner Smith pose with protest art they collected thought Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement in Minneapolis.
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Calls for justice over death of Black teenager found dead