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July 9, 2021, 5:50 AM

Officers sue California city over Black Lives Matter mural

Five police officers have filed a lawsuit against the city of Palo Alto for allowing the creation of a Black Lives Matter mural that contained anti-police images
July 9, 2021, 5:50 AM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Mystery unfolds in Boston suburb attack
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Wife of man killed by Honolulu PD demands justice: 'If it was me, I'd still be alive'
2 months 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 months ago
High school pauses yearbook distribution over pages on Black Lives Matter
2 months 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 months ago
US embassies authorized to hang Black Lives Matter flags, banners by Blinken
2 months ago

UK Black activist critical in hospital after shooting

An activist who has played a leading role in anti-racism demonstrations in Britain is in critical condition after being shot in London
2 months ago
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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 months ago
Graphic video shows Ronald Greene arrest before death
2 months ago

Black Lives Matter: A movement in photos

A look at the Black Lives Matter movement.
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter: A movement in photos
2 months 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 months ago
Judge accused of almost hitting Black Lives Matter protesters with his car
2 months ago

'Foot soldiers' of Birmingham to BLM: 'Keep on keeping on'

Hundreds helped change the world 60 years ago by marching for civil rights.
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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.
3 months ago
Disparity in police response: Black Lives Matter protests and Capitol riot
3 months 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 months ago
By the Numbers: Support for Black Lives Matter
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Police pull guns on, spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop: Lawsuit
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Virginia police officers sued after altercation with Army 2nd lieutenant
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Andre Hill shot 4 times by former Columbus police officer, autopsy report shows
4 months 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.
4 months ago
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson denies comments about Black Lives Matter protesters racist
5 months 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."
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter activist Janaya Future Khan on the future of the movement
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Details to be released from report on deadly police encounter with Elijah McClain
5 months ago

Independent investigators in Elijah McClain's death issue scathing report

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

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation formally expanded a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago
BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait
5 months 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.
5 months ago
No charges filed against officers involved in death of Black man pinned to ground
5 months 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.
5 months ago
No criminal charges against officer who restrained Daniel Prude
5 months ago

AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

“We want to uplift Black joy and liberation, not just Black death."
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Police chief responds to report on Elijah McClain's death: 'I'm extremely sorry'
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Independent report on death of Elijah McCain
5 months ago

Victim of botched Chicago police raid sues city

A social worker who endured a humiliating raid by Chicago police officers in 2019 has sued the city, alleging officials conspired to cover up civil rights violations
5 months ago
5 months ago

New legislation would protect drivers who hit protesters

Republican politicians are moving to stop protesters' road-blocking maneuver.
5 months ago
6 months 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.
6 months ago
By the Numbers: Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
6 months ago

Norwegian politician receives threats over Black Lives Matter Nobel Prize nomination

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

Police: Black teens wrongly detained at Target in California

The three teens were detained at a Target store in a grand theft investigation.
6 months ago
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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.
6 months ago
10 diverse children's books to teach kids about racism and representation
6 months 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.
6 months ago
'Excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters': NY AG sues NYPD
6 months ago

North Carolina trooper under investigation for BLM comment

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper is under investigation following a social media post in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “racist money laundering hate group.”
6 months ago
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Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting

The video shows officers not treating the wounded Hill for approximately five minutes.
7 months ago
Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Rep.-elect Cori Bush reflects on Black Lives Matter roots, why she ran for Congress
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Vigil and calls for justice for Andre Hill
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Protesters march on Brooklyn Bridge
7 months 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.
7 months ago
4 stabbed at DC protests, while 1 person shot at clashes in Washington state
7 months ago

One person shot in violent protests in Washington state

Two heavily armed groups with opposing views clashed violently, police said.
7 months ago
8 months ago

Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group draws outrage

A training group is promoting a document riddled with falsehoods, conspiracies.
8 months ago
Outrage after police guide riddled with conspiracies calls BLM a terrorist group
8 months 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.
8 months ago
As Black Lives Matter art is torn down, Minneapolis activists save hundreds of works
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Calls for justice over death of Black teenager found dead
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Turning Point: BLM organizers say right-wing backlash was expected
9 months ago

Gun-waving St. Louis couple sues news photographer

They claim the photographer trespassed to capture an image of the confrontation.
9 months ago
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Protests erupt over fatal shooting of Black man by deputies in Washington
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Black Lives Matter activist on backlash against movement
9 months ago

Missouri woman whose arrest sparked outrage gives birth

Black Missouri woman was nine-months pregnant when she was arrested.
9 months ago
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Denver police say protest shooting suspect is not linked to political movement
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Protest demonstrations in Colorado end with deadly shooting