Latest Black Lives Matter News

Canfield, Stars+Stripes win Gold Cup, match racing title

Oct. 31, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Skipper Taylor Canfield and Team Stars+Stripes have won the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship. The victory was Canfield’s third at the Bermuda Gold Cup and second Open Match Racing World Championship. “I can’t thank my team...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather near the Lincoln Memorial as final preparations are made for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Black Lives Matter faces test of its influence in election

Oct. 31, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. It has been a slogan, a rallying point. A movement that led protests coast to coast, calling for America to get serious about preventing Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. A heaven-sent resource for people like...

This August 2018 photo provided by Jake Thompson shows Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Clark County, Wash., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting. (Jake Thompson via AP)

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

Oct. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr.,...

Nadine Seiler, of Waldorf, Md., center, wears a

DC activist groups primed for Nov. 3 and whatever follows

Oct. 30, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists in the nation's capital are banding together for Election Day, pooling resources, running training sessions for demonstrators, forming rapid-reaction teams and organizing events that are expected to draw large crowds. A collection of groups led by Black Lives Matter and Shutdown...

Black Lives Matter flags are displayed  outside the Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 in Carrboro, N.C. The North Carolina State Board of Elections ordered the town of Carrboro to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site after receiving complaints, but the town says the signs will stay put. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Town says Black Lives Matter signs to remain at polling site

Oct. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections officials ordered a town to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site at town hall, but town officials said the signs are staying put. In a letter dated Wednesday to Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and town council members, elections board...

People participate in a

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

In Florida's Old South, a new political battleground emerges

Oct. 29, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of Republican...

Detroit-area councilman accused of handcuffing Trump critic

Oct. 28, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are pursuing misdemeanor charges against a City Council member in the Detroit suburb of Warren who is accused of handcuffing a woman who placed Black Lives Matter stickers on President Donald Trump campaign signs, police said. The complaint against Eddie Kabacinski will...

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Sterling K. Brown finds his balance in when to speak out

Oct. 26, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Season five of NBC's “This Is Us,” debuts Tuesday and viewers will get to see the Pearson family as they navigate both the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement. Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, says he can relate to how his character — a Black man who...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

Oct. 26, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. Harry talked about racial inequality and social justice in a video...