Latest Black Lives Matter News

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...

City wants man to remove Black Lives Matter mural from fence

Apr. 10, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — City officials in West St. Paul are demanding a man remove a colorful Black Lives Matter mural from his fence because it violates code. Ryan Weyandt commissioned the mural for his wooden fence last summer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune...

Las Vegas officer now home after being shot at 2020 protest

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer who authorities say was shot in 2020 by a man trying to scare Black Live Matter protesters has returned home after a long stay at a rehab center. Shay Mikalonis, 30, was critically wounded on June 1 at the end of a Black...

Florida Senate committee advances 'anti-riot' measure

Apr. 09, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation that would increase penalties against violent protestors narrowly cleared a Florida Senate committee on Friday — after hours of passionate debate with deep racial overtones — and is another step closer to reaching the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis. ...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote count

Apr. 07, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

Amazon is known for quick delivery. But finding out whether Amazon warehouse workers voted for or against unionizing is going to take some more time. The final day for the nearly 6,000 workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to cast their ballots was more than a week ago. But it...

Prosecutor: No charges for police in fatal Detroit shooting

Apr. 07, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

A prosecutor said Wednesday she has decided not to charge Detroit officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man who was recorded by police body cameras as he shot at an officer. The July 10 shooting of Hakim Littleton was in self-defense, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym...

Clues from unexploded firebomb lead to charges in Portland

Apr. 05, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — During a Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 21, a Portland police officer was sitting in a vehicle used to broadcast warnings and loud noise at protesters when he saw a burning object sailing through the air toward him. The officer jumped out of the...

Authors of UK racism report hit back at 'misrepresentation'

Apr. 03, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The commission behind a report that concluded that Britain doesn't have a systemic problem with racism has defended itself against critics, some of whom have argued that it downplayed the country's historic role in slavery. In a response late Friday, the...

3 suspected of vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural

Apr. 02, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bennington's Black Lives Matter street mural was vandalized and police are looking for three juveniles suspected of defacing it. The vandalism happened Wednesday evening and members of the public mopped away the chalk-like graffiti the same...