Latest Black Lives Matter News

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. ...

BLM sign stolen from church; noose-like rope left behind

May. 28, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — The theft of a Black Lives Matter sign from a Massachusetts church and a rope fashioned into what appeared to be a noose left dangling from a church sign are being investigated as a possible hate crime, local authorities said. The theft and rope...

BLM's Patrisse Cullors to step down from movement foundation

May. 27, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter announced Thursday that she is stepping down as executive director of the movement’s foundation. She decried what she called a smear campaign from a far-right group, but said neither that nor recent criticism from other Black organizers influenced her...

Black leaders decry sentence for man who targeted protesters

May. 27, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Black leaders called Thursday for federal prosecutors to file hate crime charges after a judge gave a lenient sentence to a white Missouri man who stockpiled explosives meant to target the Black Lives Matter movement and other protesters. ...