Latest Black Lives Matter News

Wisconsin school board votes in favor of pride flag ban

Aug. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

WALES, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature. The Kettle Moraine School Board voted Tuesday to keep a code of conduct in...

Wisconsin district bans pride flags from classrooms

Aug. 03, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin school district's decision to tell bar employees from displaying gay pride flags in classrooms or from putting their preferred pronouns in email signatures prompted pushback from students, alumni and others, while the superintendent said it was just reaffirming a...

Ex-police officer found guilty of damaging family’s property

Jul. 22, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former police officer has been found guilty of damaging a family’s Halloween decorations outside their home west of Portland, Oregon, in 2020. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Steven Teets was found guilty of...

Portland settles excessive force suit brought by reporters

Jul. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland has paid $55,000 to two independent journalists who alleged excessive force by Portland police during a 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstration. An investigation after their lawsuit was filed determined the city risked being found liable,...

Deadly Minneapolis standoff stokes mistrust of police

Jul. 19, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shooting of a young Black man whose family says he was experiencing a mental health crisis has stoked some activists' mistrust of the Minneapolis Police Department and their perception that officers are quick to take Black lives while going to greater lengths to capture...

Jayland Walker described as quiet, thoughtful at funeral

Jul. 13, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a theater in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday to commemorate the life of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month. Walker was remembered by family and friends as a shy, kind, thoughtful man with...

Tear gas: Senators decry lack of federal safety assessment

Jul. 08, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2020, Black Lives Matter protesters were doused with tear gas, making them gasp for breath, their eyes feeling as if they were on fire. Bystanders, including children and pregnant women, were also exposed. As police responded to mass protests across the nation...

Thousands protest migrant deaths at Spain-Morocco border

Jul. 01, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people in several Spanish cities protested Friday over the deaths of at least 23 migrants last week at the frontier between the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa and Morocco, amid growing calls for an independent, cross-border investigation. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. June 21, 2022. Editorial: The Black Lives Matter movement drives a resurgence at NC’s HBCU’s On this Juneteenth the Black Lives Matter movement can claim a major accomplishment: It has helped to reinvigorate...

Bowser wins Democratic primary for mayor in Washington, D.C.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, overcoming a progressive rival and virtually guaranteeing that she will win a third consecutive term to lead a city confronting inequality, crime and public safety concerns. Bowser...