Latest Black Lives Matter News

Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke to supporters Monday at a small event space tucked away...

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

May. 14, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit him with his Taser during a struggle, shocking him, police said. In a video recorded by a witness and posted on social media, the officer can be seen standing over Pamela Turner and reaching...

Police not releasing more info about fatal shooting of teen

May. 10, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than 10 days after police in Oklahoma killed a naked, unarmed, black teenager who had broken into a home, authorities have released little additional information about the shooting, including the race of the two officers involved. Sgt. Milo Box and Officer Denton Scherman have...

100-plus rally in protest of fatal Oklahoma police shooting

May. 4, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than 100 people marched in the rain to protest the fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager by police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. The group marched about a half mile (0.8 kilometer) Friday from the school attended by 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis to the Edmond Police...

Mother of black teen killed by Oklahoma police seeks answers

May. 2, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Family members and advocates said Thursday they want answers about the death of an unarmed black teenager who was naked when police in an Oklahoma City suburb fatally shot him weeks ahead of his high school graduation. Isaiah Mark Lewis, 17, died Monday from an unknown number of...

The Latest: Black Lives Matter: Shooting shows police 'fear'

May. 2, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a naked teenager by police in Edmond, Oklahoma (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Black Lives Matter leader in Oklahoma City says this week's fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager shows an "inherent fear of people of color." Police in the Oklahoma...

Buttigieg makes new effort to talk race, reach black voters

Apr. 30, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From lunch with a civil rights leader in Harlem to meetings at a historically black university in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on race. His...

New group launches to harness political power of women

Apr. 29, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities. Dubbed Supermajority, the organization is the creation of Cecile Richards, the former...

New group launches to harness political power of women

Apr. 28, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities. Dubbed Supermajority, the organization is the creation of Cecile Richards, the former...

Court: Injured officer can sue Black Lives Matter organizer

Apr. 26, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer injured during protests over the 2016 killing of a black man can sue a Black Lives Matter organizer on the grounds he acted negligently by leading people to block a highway, a federal appeals court has ruled. The Baton Rouge officer, identified only as...