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January 17, 2021, 9:07 AM

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.
January 17, 2021, 9:07 AM
10 diverse children's books to teach kids about racism and representation
January 14, 2021, 9:19 PM

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.
January 14, 2021, 9:19 PM
'Excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters': NY AG sues NYPD
January 12, 2021, 10:30 PM

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.”
January 12, 2021, 10:30 PM
January 2, 2021, 4:06 PM

Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting

The video shows officers not treating the wounded Hill for approximately five minutes.
January 2, 2021, 4:06 PM
Police body camera footage show new details in Andre Hill shooting
December 30, 2020, 6:11 AM

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.
December 30, 2020, 6:11 AM
Rep.-elect Cori Bush reflects on Black Lives Matter roots, why she ran for Congress
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Vigil and calls for justice for Andre Hill
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Protesters march on Brooklyn Bridge
1 month 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.
1 month ago
4 stabbed at DC protests, while 1 person shot at clashes in Washington state
1 month ago

One person shot in violent protests in Washington state

Two heavily armed groups with opposing views clashed violently, police said.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group draws outrage

A training group is promoting a document riddled with falsehoods, conspiracies.
2 months ago
Outrage after police guide riddled with conspiracies calls BLM a terrorist group
2 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.
2 months ago
As Black Lives Matter art is torn down, Minneapolis activists save hundreds of works
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

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 months ago
Calls for justice over death of Black teenager found dead
2 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.
2 months ago
Turning Point: BLM organizers say right-wing backlash was expected
2 months ago

Gun-waving St. Louis couple sues news photographer

They claim the photographer trespassed to capture an image of the confrontation.
2 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Protests erupt over fatal shooting of Black man by deputies in Washington
3 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.
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter activist on backlash against movement
3 months ago

Missouri woman whose arrest sparked outrage gives birth

Black Missouri woman was nine-months pregnant when she was arrested.
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Denver police say protest shooting suspect is not linked to political movement
3 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.
3 months ago
Protest demonstrations in Colorado end with deadly shooting
4 months ago

Man points gun at protesters outside GOP candidate's rally

It happened at a rally for a Republican candidate for a Senate seat in Delaware.
4 months ago
4 months 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."
4 months ago
BLM co-founder on #DefundThePolice, Breathe Act
4 months ago

Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

A white business owner was charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Rally with Jacob Blake's family held in North Carolina

Blake was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Indiana racial justice activist lied about being Black

Activist known for racial and social justice advocacy has apologized for lying.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Crowd protests charges against Denver anti-racism leaders

People are gathering at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver to protest.
4 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Journalist gets moving Black Lives Matter note from flight attendant
4 months ago

American Airlines OKs Black Lives Matter pins for employees

American Airlines says employees can wear pins supporting Black Lives Matter
4 months ago
5 months ago

Florida activists released after rally over police shootings

They were arrested during a protest after a grand jury failed to indict cops.
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Far-right, BLM activists clash in Louisville
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Police gear up for potential protests in Rochester
5 months ago

Compromise keeps 'Black Lives Matter' paint off Boardwalk

The words “Black Lives Matter” have been written large in a public place in Atlantic City — just not where some demonstrators originally hoped
5 months ago
5 months ago

Some see age-old playbook in new Tennessee protest law

Tennessee now leads the nation in criminalizing common ways people protest.
5 months ago
Civil rights advocates shocked after governor signed new protest law
5 months ago

Arizona student group slammed for raising money for gunman

Republican group donated money to the teen who killed 2 protesters in Wisconsin.
5 months ago
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Mayor: Police overtime bill to teen over protest rescinded

Overtime bill for $2,500 sent to teen who organized a Black Lives Matter rally.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Huge protests continue to fill the streets of Wisconsin

Peaceful protesters are demanding the arrest of the officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back.
5 months ago
Huge protests continue to fill the streets of Wisconsin
5 months ago

ACLU calls for Kenosha police chief and sheriff to resign in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

The ACLU is calling for Kenosha law enforcement leaders to resign after Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer and protests of Blake's shooting turned deadly.
5 months ago
ACLU calls for Kenosha police chief and sheriff to resign after Jacob Blake shooting
5 months ago

Massachusetts governor activates up to 1,000 National Guard members

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order activating up to 1,000 National Guard members in the state on Friday.
5 months ago
Massachusetts governor activates up to 1,000 National Guard members
5 months ago

Seventy-four face federal charges from Portland protests

Seventy-four people are now facing federal charges related to protests that have rocked Portland, Oregon, for three months since George Floyd was killed
5 months ago
5 months ago

Father-daughter create BLM PSA for the hearing impaired

Film director Emmai Alaquivia and 8-year-old Makayla joined the local deaf community to spread a strong message through video.
5 months ago
Father-daughter create BLM PSA for the hearing impaired
5 months ago

Protest, fires erupt after police-involved shooting of Black Louisiana man Trayford Pellerin

Police say the suspect was armed with a knife and attempting to enter a store.
5 months ago
Protest, fires erupt over police-involved shooting of Black man
5 months ago

New video shows faceoff between Black Lives Matter protestors and Chicago

Authorities say that the peaceful protests are being hijacked and that in one instance a police officer was hit repeatedly with a skateboard.
5 months ago
New video shows faceoff between Black Lives Matter protestors and Chicago
5 months ago

Dolly Parton has the best comment about supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Dolly Parton talked about the Black Lives Matter movement: “Of course Black lives matter."
5 months ago
Dolly Parton has the best comment about supporting the Black Lives Matter movement
5 months ago

Ciara releases new music video featuring Black Lives Matter protesters to celebrate 'Black Excellence'

The Annie Bercy-directed video for "Rooted" features moving images from nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.
5 months ago
Ciara releases new music video featuring Black Lives Matter protesters
5 months ago

Black Lives Matter organizer facing potential charges stemming from July protest

Activist Tianna Arata and attorney Lee Merritt talk with ABC’s Byron Pitts about her case being considered by the district attorney and the overwhelming amount of support she’s received online.
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter organizer facing potential charges stemming from July protest
5 months ago

As Black Lives Matter murals are disposed of or defaced, Minneapolis activists launch effort to preserve the art

Murals protesting the police killing of George Floyd and police brutality are getting vandalized or taken down, but now a group of activists is working to save the art.
5 months ago
Activists work to save 'Black Lives Matter' art from being disposed or defaced
5 months ago

Calls for justice in Black suspect's death in North Carolina

Demonstrators held a vigil in North Carolina to call for justice in the case of a Black man who died days after his arrest
5 months ago
Calls for justice in Black suspect's death in North Carolina
5 months ago

Here are some commonly used terms that actually have racist origins

The aftermath of George Floyd’s death has sparked a cultural awakening around the nation along with re-examining the use of commonly used words and phrases.
5 months ago
Here are some commonly used terms that actually have racist origins
6 months ago

Families of Black victims killed by police sound the alarm about gun violence and brutality in New York protest

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered alongside the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on Friday to speak out against racism and police brutality.
6 months ago
Families of Black victims killed by police sound the alarm about gun violence
6 months ago

Professional sports players use their platform for social change

Basketball player Breanna Stewart speaks on the WNBA’s mission to fight social injustice this season and players will kick off their next game wearing jerseys dedicated to Breonna Taylor.
6 months ago
Professional sports players use their platform for social change