Latest Black Lives Matter News

Pedestrians walk on a Black Lives Matter mural painted in front of Trump Tower, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Video shows man vandalizing NYC 'Black Lives Matter' mural

Jul. 14, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Surveillance photos and video of a man who was seen splashing red paint on the “Black Lives Matter” street mural in front of Trump Tower was released Tuesday by New York City police. The video shows a man in black shorts and a dark blue T-shirt pouring red paint on the giant...

FILE - In this July, 26, 2019 photo, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan has partnered with Amazon Studios for “A Night at the Drive-In” that will bring diverse films to drive-in theaters for free screenings. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him

Jul. 14, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for. ’I think it’s...

Protesters kneel in front of the Lehigh County Jail in Allentown, Pa., on Monday, July 13, 2020, to demonstrate against police brutality after video emerged of an officer placing his knee on a man's head and neck area outside a city hospital. Police have launched an internal probe. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

Jul. 13, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police released a much longer surveillance video...

WNBA season scheduled to tip off on July 25

Jul. 13, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is scheduled to tip off July 25 with all games that weekend dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. All 12 franchises will play the opening weekend and honor victims of police brutality and racial violence. Team uniforms will display Breonna Taylor’s name....

A demonstrator protests in front of a civil war statue at the State House on Friday, July 10, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Demonstrators on both sides gathered for the five year anniversary after the Confederate battle flag was removed from the State House grounds after a two-thirds vote by the Legislature. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

South Carolina man charged with pointing gun at protesters

Jul. 13, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at some “Black Lives Matter” demonstrators as he drove past the State House. Authorities said Walter Peter Matulis Jr. was charged Saturday with pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, news...

Video that shows officer with knee on man's neck sparks fury

Jul. 12, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Video posted on social media that shows a Pennsylvania police officer with his knee on a man's neck while trying to restrain him has prompted protests and a demand from the local Black Lives Matter group to suspend the officers involved. The video shot Saturday night from a...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

F1 star Hamilton raises right fist in fight against racism

Jul. 12, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist and then delivered a message to his fellow drivers not to slow down in the fight against racism. It's 52 years since American sprinters Tommie Smith and John...

Kamya Gorden, right, is comforted by her mother, Pursha Gorden, following the fatal shooting of a man, Friday, July 10, 2020, who the city’s police chief said fired at officers investigating a Fourth of July block party shooting, in Detroit. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Chief: Video shows man killed by Detroit police fired first

Jul. 10, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Video released by Detroit police show a young man appearing to shoot at an officer at close range Friday before fellow officers opened fire, killing the suspect. Police Chief James Craig told reporters as he released the video Friday evening that the suspect he identified as 20-year-old...

Demonstrators dressed in civil war attire participate in a flag ceremony in front of a Confederate statue at the Statehouse, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Demonstrators gathered for the five year anniversary after the Confederate battle flag was removed from the Statehouse grounds after a two-thirds vote by the legislature. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal

Jul. 10, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Counterprotesters said a passing driver pointed a gun at them Friday and said “All Lives Matter,” as competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina’s capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the state's removal of the Confederate battle flag...

Social justice nonprofits pay $1.4M in bonds for protesters

Jul. 10, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's local Black Lives Matter chapter posted a total of $1.4 million in cash bonds to release four protesters from jail who were arrested and charged with various crimes during demonstrations against police brutality and racism. With help from the National Bail Fund Network,...