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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Ferguson has changed, but racial tension lingers nationally

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, …

Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired.

Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: A few reasons to feel hopeful

In an era of progress under assault, African Americans have every reason to feel anxious, angry and betrayed. Nice to see we have a few reasons to feel hopeful, too.

4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a black city councilman scored an election …

Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

A man fatally shot in New Orleans has been identified as a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape at a South Carolina demonstration last year …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Understanding is the last thing they want

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Except it’s not really failure. It’s actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you …

John Mellencamp takes a knee for Black Lives Matter

Just days before the Super Bowl, John Mellencamp sank to his knees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after performing a political ballad on the “Late Show With …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Black Lives Matter flag begins flying over Vermont school

A Vermont high school on Thursday began flying a Black Lives Matter flag in what officials said was a commitment to make the mostly white institution more inclusive.

AP Special Report: For NFL players, racial profiling often personal

The Associated Press surveyed 56 of the 59 black players at last weekend’s Pro Bowl game as part of its look at how African-American athletes have long used their sports …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner’s daughter dies at 27

The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Black Lives Matter protest unfolds after white supremacist pleads not guilty to hate crime

A Black Lives Matter protest began in the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after two white men accused of hates crimes pleaded not guilty.

Judge intends to dismiss 2nd suit against Black Lives Matter

A federal judge says he intends to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman’s deadly ambush of …

Marches converge, highlight struggles of racial minorities

As two marches converged in the District of Columbia on Saturday, protesters streaming past the Capitol toward the Justice Department sought to highlight racial injustices and the disadvantages faced by …

Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued, judge says

Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Lee descendant resigns as church pastor over MTV statement

A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is stepping down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice activists on an …

UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Mayor: Unity celebrated in 43rd annual Seattle Pride parade

As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the 43th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Seattle police shooting may show limits of crisis training

Sunday’s fatal shooting of a pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, illustrates the potential limits of crisis intervention training.

Journal criticized for not consulting black scholars on race

A leading journal of political philosophy took up the Black Lives Matter movement in its June issue without a single contribution from a black academic, triggering an outcry from African-American …

Tulsa leaders urge peace after white officer acquitted in black man’s death

Tulsa leaders on Thursday called for a peaceful response to a jury’s decision to acquit a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, and said more must …

Black women move to forefront in fight for racial equality

Widely published photographs of these and other black women offer some of the most arresting images to emerge from the protest movement of recent years. The photos have come to …

Black Lives Matter activists turn attention to statehouses

A new initiative launched by Black Lives Matter activists seeks to re-focus the movement’s efforts on state capitols, building on momentum at the national level to push back against President …

Speaker at WSU discusses race and activism

The Foley Speaker’s Room at Washington State University was crowded to excess Thursday, as students, faculty and community members gathered to hear community organizer and activist Charlene Carruthers discuss the …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:59 a.m.

Spokane woman finds racist sign in her front yard

When Lena Negrete woke up and opened her blinds around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, she was greeted by an unfamiliar site: a large, white sign propped up in her front yard …

Wal-mart to stop selling ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ shirts after police protest

The president of the national Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police organization, on Tuesday asked Wal-Mart to stop selling T-shirts and sweatshirts which say “Black Lives Matter” and …

Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo

The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …

Seattle teachers wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts to school

Teachers, students and parents across Seattle public schools are wearing “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts Wednesday to promote racial equity in schools.

Trump’s new D.C. hotel spray-painted with ‘black lives matter’ message

Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in downtown Washington has been vandalized. District of Columbia police say someone spray-painted the phrases “black lives matter” and “no justice no peace” on the …

Videos showing police shooting of black man released

EL CAJON, Calif. – Video footage released Friday of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb shows an officer fired four shots almost …