Latest Black Lives Matter News

US Open champ Coco Gauff calls on young Americans to get out and vote. 'Use the power that we have'

May. 21, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — She’s the U.S. Open champion. The highest paid female athlete in the world. And a frustrated Floridian. American tennis player Coco Gauff has never been afraid to use her voice. Not when she delivered an impromptu speech at a Black Lives Matter rally at...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 20, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

Austin American Statesman. May 17, 2024. Editorial: A small Texas town prudently says no to expanding state’s abortion ban It was the latest effort by an anti-abortion pastor to expand restrictions on reproductive rights Last Thursday, the city...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave few pardons before rushing to clear Army officer who killed a protester

May. 17, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In issuing a full pardon to a former Army sergeant convicted of murder in the shooting death of an armed Black Lives Matter protestor, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed a limited executive power to its absolute limit to get a desired outcome in a politically charged...

Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester in 2020

May. 16, 2024 15:59 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester in 2020.

Texas parole board recommends full pardon for ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester in 2020

May. 16, 2024 15:50 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas parole board recommends full pardon for ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester in 2020.

K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

May. 14, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fans of Korean pop bands around the world are increasingly channeling their millions-strong online community into climate and environmental activism, protesting business deals linked to coal power, urging K-pop entertainers to cut waste and raising...

In reversal, Virginia school board votes to restore Confederate names to 2 schools

May. 10, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

A Virginia school board voted Friday to restore the names of Confederate military leaders to a high school and an elementary school, four years after the names were removed amid nationwide protests calling for a reckoning over racial injustice. In a reversal experts believe was the...

Supporters, opponents of Minnesota trooper charged with murder confront each other at courthouse

Apr. 29, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters and critics of a white Minnesota state trooper who's charged with murder for killing a Black motorist confronted each other at a courthouse Monday in an exchange that was heated but peaceful, reflecting the strong emotions that the politically charged case has...