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October 28, 2020, 2:41 PM

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

Andrew Young says civil rights protesters endured similar attacks.
October 28, 2020, 2:41 PM
Turning Point: BLM organizers say right-wing backlash was expected
October 24, 2020, 5:29 PM

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.
October 24, 2020, 5:29 PM
Black Lives Matter activist on backlash against movement
October 23, 2020, 11:45 PM

Black Lives Matter: A movement in photos

A look at the Black Lives Matter movement.
October 23, 2020, 11:45 PM
Black Lives Matter: A movement in photos
October 18, 2020, 6:30 AM

Missouri woman whose arrest sparked outrage gives birth

Black Missouri woman was nine-months pregnant when she was arrested.
October 18, 2020, 6:30 AM
October 12, 2020, 12:28 PM

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.
October 12, 2020, 12:28 PM
Denver police say protest shooting suspect is not linked to political movement
October 11, 2020, 6:25 PM

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.
October 11, 2020, 6:25 PM
Protest demonstrations in Colorado end with deadly shooting
1 month 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.
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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."
1 month ago
BLM co-founder on #DefundThePolice, Breathe Act
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Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

A white business owner was charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man.
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Rally with Jacob Blake's family held in North Carolina

Blake was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Indiana racial justice activist lied about being Black

Activist known for racial and social justice advocacy has apologized for lying.
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Crowd protests charges against Denver anti-racism leaders

People are gathering at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver to protest.
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2 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.
2 months ago
Journalist gets moving Black Lives Matter note from flight attendant
2 months ago

American Airlines OKs Black Lives Matter pins for employees

American Airlines says employees can wear pins supporting Black Lives Matter
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Florida activists released after rally over police shootings

They were arrested during a protest after a grand jury failed to indict cops.
2 months ago
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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 months ago
Far-right, BLM activists clash in Louisville
2 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.
2 months ago
Police gear up for potential protests in Rochester
2 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
2 months ago
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Some see age-old playbook in new Tennessee protest law

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

Arizona student group slammed for raising money for gunman

Republican group donated money to the teen who killed 2 protesters in Wisconsin.
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
Huge protests continue to fill the streets of Wisconsin
2 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.
2 months ago
ACLU calls for Kenosha police chief and sheriff to resign after Jacob Blake shooting
2 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.
2 months ago
Massachusetts governor activates up to 1,000 National Guard members
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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
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
Father-daughter create BLM PSA for the hearing impaired
2 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.
2 months ago
Protest, fires erupt over police-involved shooting of Black man
2 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.
2 months ago
New video shows faceoff between Black Lives Matter protestors and Chicago
2 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."
2 months ago
Dolly Parton has the best comment about supporting the Black Lives Matter movement
2 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.
2 months ago
Ciara releases new music video featuring Black Lives Matter protesters
3 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.
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter organizer facing potential charges stemming from July protest
3 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.
3 months ago
Activists work to save 'Black Lives Matter' art from being disposed or defaced
3 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
3 months ago
Calls for justice in Black suspect's death in North Carolina
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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.
3 months ago
Here are some commonly used terms that actually have racist origins
3 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.
3 months ago
Families of Black victims killed by police sound the alarm about gun violence
3 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.
3 months ago
Professional sports players use their platform for social change
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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run at Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle pleads not guilty

The suspect in a hit-and-run on a closed Seattle freeway that left a Black Lives Matter protester dead and another seriously injured was arraigned on Wednesday.
3 months ago
Suspect in hit-and-run that killed Black Lives Matter protester pleads not guilty
3 months ago

Before Black Lives Matter: Black justice slogans, symbols dating back to the 1700s

Ceramics, glassware, metal and paper were the primary ways to mass produce any sort of messaging about a social movement.
3 months ago
Before Black Lives Matter: Black justice slogans, symbols dating back to the 1700s
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Signs of deep changes in Americans' attitudes on racial discrimination

A new ABC News-Washington poll shows that a record number of Americans believe Blacks and other minorities are denied equal treatment in our criminal justice system.
3 months ago
Signs of deep changes in Americans' attitudes on racial discrimination
3 months ago

63% support Black Lives Matter as recognition of discrimination jumps: POLL

63% of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement and a record 69% say Black people, minorities are denied equal treatment in the criminal justice system.
3 months ago
63% support Black Lives Matter as recognition of discrimination jumps: POLL
3 months ago

‘Strike for Black Lives’ protests held in over 100 cities

ABC News’ Will Carr reports on the thousands of workers who walked out of work today to call for protections for essential workers during the pandemic.
3 months ago
‘Strike for Black Lives’ protests held in over 100 cities
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Thousands walk off jobs nationwide for ‘Strike for Black Lives’

The protest was organized by labor unions and social and racial justice organizations, which planned a range of actions in more than two dozen U.S. cities.
3 months ago
Thousands walk off jobs nationwide for ‘Strike for Black Lives’
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Homeowner says she got racist letter for showing support for Black Lives Matter

Officials in Stoneham, Massachusetts, say they are "appalled" at the "gut-wrenching words" in the note.
3 months ago
Homeowner says she got racist letter for showing support for Black Lives Matter
3 months ago

Woman gets hate letter over Black Lives Matter signs

A Massachusetts woman found in her mailbox a message using ethnic slurs to criticize her lawn signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Woman gets hate letter over Black Lives Matter signs
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Charges filed in racist attack at Lake Monroe

A Black man allegedly attacked by a group of white men on July 4 said they threatened to get a noose.
3 months ago
Charges filed in racist attack at Lake Monroe
3 months ago

Sculpture honoring Black Lives Matter protester removed amid heated Confederate statue debate

Marc Quinn, who created the new work, is one of Britain’s best-known sculptors.
3 months ago
Sculpture honoring BLM protester removed amid heated Confederate statue debate
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DC mayor unveils 'Black Lives Matter' painted on streets of capital

Giant Black Lives Matter Letters Painted on DC street near White House
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DC mayor unveils 'Black Lives Matter' painted on streets of capital
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Paint dumped on Black Lives Matter mural in Cincinnati

Police in Cincinnati are asking the public for help in identifying the man who poured red paint on the block-long “Black Lives Matter” mural in front of city hall
3 months ago
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Slave trader's statue replaced with sculpture of protester

A statue of an English slave trader that was toppled by anti-racism protesters has been replaced by a sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester.
3 months ago
Slave trader's statue replaced with sculpture of protester
3 months ago

Consumer products, entertainment industry adjust as a result of BLM protests

From the first Black “Bachelor” headlining the ABC show to brands renaming products and removing racially insensitive imagery, the protests following George Floyd’s death are sparking change.
3 months ago
Consumer products, entertainment industry adjust as a result of BLM protests