Latest Black Lives Matter News

A person sits in a police vehicle after being detained, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky's largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Louisville police arrest at least 24 in protest

Sep. 25, 2020 6:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 6:30 a.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A fire that erupted overnight at a four-story commercial building in downtown Louisville has been...

Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

Sep. 24, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11:15 p.m. A protest has ended outside a Louisville church where demonstrators had rallied against a grand jury decision in the Breonna...

Investigators work in front of Hotel Miramar in San Clemente, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, where Orange County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Black man after he allegedly tried to grab one of their guns during a struggle, authorities said. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Police say man grabbed deputy's gun before fatal shooting

Sep. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sheriff in Southern California’s Orange County released a grainy photograph Thursday that he said showed a Black man grabbing at a deputy’s gun during a struggle on the ground that ended with the fatal shooting of the man. Sheriff Don Barnes said the photo was a frame...

W.Va. state delegate says she was target of racist abuse

Sep. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Delegate Danielle Walker has written to Gov. Jim Justice to say she was harassed by an “angry mob of White supremacists” at a recent Black Lives Matter demonstration, urging him to condemn the incident. The letter, dated Wednesday, refers to a...

Police move after a Louisville Police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

Sep. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:30 a.m. In downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a...

Employees can’t wear BLM buttons at Fred Meyer, QFC stores

Sep. 23, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In another struggle over protest symbols in the workplace, employees at Seattle-area QFC and Fred Meyer stores are saying a ban on “Black Lives Matter” buttons violates federal labor law and their union contract. Motoko Kusanagi, who works at the QFC grocer in Seattle’s...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 file photo, a group of anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in front of the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Virginia in anticipation of the anniversary of the previous year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Rutgers University historian Mark Bray, author of the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” said there are well organized, tightly knit antifa groups that have operated for years. “But that’s different from saying that the politics of antifa is just one single, monolithic organization, which is obviously false,” said Bray, whose book traces the history and evolution of the movement. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares

Sep. 23, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa. Michael Johnson and others were certain that school buses full of radical left-wing extremists from big cities were coming to Leitchfield, Kentucky, where about 50...

In this image made from UNTV video, Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all

Sep. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:15 p.m. The president of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is calling for the “uninhibited supply of safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for all.” African nations have been outspoken in...

Judge approves changes to police surveillance in Memphis

Sep. 22, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the police department in Memphis, Tennessee, cannot cooperate with another agency to avoid restrictions from a decades-old order barring the city from engaging in surveillance of protesters and activists. The Commercial Appeal reported Monday's ruling by U.S....

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized for second time

Sep. 21, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Black Lives Matter mural painted on a street near Springfield City Hall has been vandalized for the second time in a week, and the city's mayor is promising to bring those responsible to justice. The mural was defaced over the weekend by someone peeling out in their car, leaving...