Latest Black Lives Matter News

Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice

Jun. 17, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice. Abdul-Jabbar will take another step in his activism walk as an executive producer and...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2020 newspaper contest

Jun. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on May 7 during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois...

Judge accused of nearly hitting protesters has case tossed

Jun. 14, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court judge accused of nearly striking Black Lives Matter protesters in downtown Fayetteville with an SUV has had his case dismissed because prosecutors said they could not find evidence of a crime. A document issued...

Second teenager charged over London shooting of BLM activist

Jun. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A second teenager appeared in court Saturday on a charge of conspiracy to murder over the shooting in south London last month of Sasha Johnson, a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.K. The Metropolitan Police said 18-year-old...

Body of Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from Memphis park

Jun. 11, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers have removed the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a Tennessee park, officials said Friday, marking another step in the process of moving their bodies out of Memphis and to a museum hundreds of miles away. ...

Retailers shine a spotlight on Black-owned beauty brands

Jun. 08, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Rose Ingleton launched her own namesake skincare line two years ago, she couldn't break into the big chains and was forced to use her own funds and get financial help from family and friends. But things changed after the nationwide Black Lives...

'All Black Lives Matter' mural installed in Providence

Jun. 06, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A street mural saying “All Black Lives Matter” is being installed in downtown Providence. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was on hand Saturday for the unveiling of the public art project in Kennedy Plaza, the transit hub overlooking City Hall,...

Workers begin removing Forrest remains from Tennessee park

Jun. 01, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers arrived at a Tennessee park Tuesday to begin the process of digging up the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and moving the former slave trader’s body from its longtime resting place in Memphis to a museum hundreds of miles away. ...

London teenager charged in shooting of BLM activist

May. 29, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A teenager from south London appeared in court Saturday on charges that he was involved in the shooting of a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement. Cameron Deriggs, 18, is charged with conspiracy to murder Sasha Johnson, who was shot in the...

Lawyers: Biden in office makes 2020 protest suit unnecessary

May. 28, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawsuits filed by protesters who were forcefully removed from a park near the White House before a photo op by former President Donald Trump should be dismissed because the new administration is not likely to repeat the events of last June, lawyers argued Friday. ...