Latest Black Lives Matter News

Denver police release images in fatal car-scooter crash

Oct. 20, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police on Tuesday asked the public for help identifying people seen in a car suspected of hitting and killing a man who was riding an electric scooter downtown last month. The damaged Chevrolet Cobalt suspected of hitting and killing Chris Patton, 26, of Los Angeles on Sept. 7, was...

FILE - In this June 14, 2020, file photo, James Juanillo poses outside of his home in San Francisco. Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about with life, San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation, a nod to a widespread meme using the name

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

Oct. 20, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their lives, San Francisco leaders unanimously approved hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller. The Board of...

Poll worker fired for turning away voters with BLM shirts

Oct. 19, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A poll worker in Memphis, Tennessee, has been fired after turning away early voters who were wearing “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can't Breathe” shirts, an elections official said Monday. The worker was fired Friday after officials received a call from a...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Candidates in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Loeffler are set to square off in their first debate Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Loeffler faces a large field including Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican Doug Collins in a race for the seat she was appointed to 10 months earlier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins both accused the other of lying and touted their own conservative credentials in their first debate, while Democrat Raphael Warnock assailed Loeffler for associating herself with a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon...

White principal fired for post about 'Black Lives Matter'

Oct. 19, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A white Vermont school principal was fired for a post on social media in June that was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mount Ascutney School Board's decision was released on Friday and concluded that the statements of Tiffany Riley, the principal of Windsor High School,...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, former Republican congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a news conference in El Cajon, Calif. Democratic small businessman Ammar Campa-Najjar is trying to beat former nine-term GOP congressman, Issa, to flip Southern California's most conservative congressional district. Both candidates want to fill a seat left vacant by Duncan Hunter after the six-term GOP lawmaker pleaded guilty to a corruption charge for the misuse of campaign funds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

California's Issa, once Obama's foil, wants back in Congress

Oct. 18, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six other California House seats. Now he's trying to resurrect his political career in the neighboring district — one of Southern California's last...

Nigerian American lifestyle blogger Nifesimi Akingbe stands outside her home in Randallstown, Md., near Baltimore, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Akingbe has been outspoken about racial equity since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But amid the camaraderie younger Black immigrants like her feel with African Americans, they also see a generational divide in their communities.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Oct. 17, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video. Akingbe then went on to list her frustrations about racism in America and directed her message...

Leslie Rolfe, a spokesman for May 30th Alliance and a regular advocate against police violence, poses for a portrait at Rockford Register Star photo studio on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Rockford, Ill. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)

Rockford’s most polarizing protester will not be deterred

Oct. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Leslie Rolfe vowed not to settle for lip service from city officials. It’s a stance the 28-year-old Rockford man adopted after he watched police in military-style riot gear use pepper spray and tear gas to force protesters away from the District 1 police station after a...

In this photo taken by a drone, the phrase 'Black Lives Matter' is written in yellow paint on a parking lot East of Noto Arts and Entertainment District in Topeka in support of the national movement.Officials plan to wash away the words “Black Lives Matter” from the Topeka parking lot because the yellow block letters were painted without permission in a decision that has angered activists. Shawnee County County commissioner Bill Riphahn says the Parks and Recreation department is removing it next week, but organizers can ask to get a new, county-approved mural. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

'Black Lives Matter' painting to be removed from parking lot

Oct. 16, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials plan to wash away the words “Black Lives Matter” from a Topeka parking lot because the yellow block letters were painted without permission in a decision that has angered activists. The phrase, a rallying cry for demonstrators protesting police brutality,...

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020. Protests against Nigeria's police continued to rock the country for the eighth straight day Thursday as demonstrators marched through the streets of major cities, blocking traffic and disrupting business. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

Oct. 15, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Widespread protests against Nigeria's police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of several cities, according to witnesses. Since the protests began more than a week ago, at least 10 people have been killed and hundreds injured,...