Latest Black Lives Matter News

The 12 jurors deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Apr. 19, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony began that they could set aside any preconceptions and decide the case based on the...

UN experts slam UK report for repackaging 'racist tropes'

Apr. 19, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A body of experts that advises the United Nations on human rights concerns has slammed a widely criticized British government-backed report that concluded there was no systemic racism in the country. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African...

Officer faces criminal charges in racist rant, home dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A white Massachusetts police officer who authorities say assaulted her husband and threatened her son's Black friend in a heated dispute over the Black Lives Matter movement is now facing criminal charges. The Boston Globe reported a district...

Florida 'anti-riot' bill goes to governor amid racial strife

Apr. 15, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature approved stiffer penalties against violent protesters on Thursday, handing a major legislative victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who began campaigning for the measure last year following a summer of turmoil across the country...

Georgia town names new police chief after racist video

Apr. 15, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ga. (AP) — A new police chief is on the job in a Georgia town where the former chief resigned earlier this year after video showed the chief and an officer making racist comments before a Black Lives Matter march. Eric Weiss was sworn in Monday as chief in...

Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

Apr. 15, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy. While Asian and Black activists took to social media to share their experiences with racism growing up in Italy, including how it can be...

Lawsuit describes night of fear for Wall of Moms protester

Apr. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer who formed part of a “Wall of Moms” confronting militarized U.S. agents is suing federal authorities, claiming excessive force was used against her and she was arrested without probable cause. In the lawsuit filed in federal court in...

Black Lives Matter protesters march in Fargo

Apr. 11, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Fargo on Sunday to counter-protest a ‘White Lives Matter’ event that was reportedly planned at the city hall, but never materialized. A Black Lives Matter protest marched from Fargo's Island Park to the city hall,...

Church: 'Black Lives Matter' banners to stay despite thieves

Apr. 11, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A banner proclaiming Black Lives Matter has been stolen from a southwest Alabama church. Again. The Rev. Jim Flowers, pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church in Mobile, tells local news outlets that the congregation decided to put...

Vandal covers Black Lives Matter, Asian equality signs

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Police in Shorewood are searching for a vandal who covered up signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Asian equality. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that surveillance video shows a man in a...