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A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:00am

'I don't want you to get shooted': daughter of Philando Castile's girlfriend

The young daughter of a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last year can be heard pleading with her mother to be quiet and cooperate with police, saying "I don't want you to get shooted," newly released video footage showed. The video is from the...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:02pm

On this day in 1865, slaves in Texas found out they were free

On this day in 1965, the news that slavery had been abolished reached Texas two years after President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. “Juneteenth,” a combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” is also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. With slavery abolished...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 6:15pm

Black Lives Matter Philly defends restricting meetings to people of color

Black Lives Matter Philly has issued an impassioned defense of its policy of restricting meetings to people of color, after being the subject of an online attack from conservative news media outlets and their followers. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia branch of the organization wrote that it is...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:19pm

NYPD surveillance of Black Lives Matter shown in messages

Documents released by the New York Police Department and published by a newspaper on Tuesday shed new light on how undercover officers surveilled organizers from the Black Lives Matter movement who were protesting police tactics. The documents include brief internal messages...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:34pm

NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in fatal chokehold may be close to indictment: Source

The Department of Justice is moving forward with a grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner after an NYPD officer put him in a fatal chokehold in 2014, the New York Post reported.The Staten Island man died after Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a move banned by the NYPDto restrain him...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:42pm

Before Eric Garner’s fatal chokehold, NYPD officer had history of complaints, leaked documents reveal

The NYPD officer who used a department-banned chokehold during the 2014 arrest that resulted in Eric Garner’s death had a history of prior complaints, according to leaked documents obtained by ThinkProgress.Daniel Pantaleo had seven disciplinary complaints and 14 allegations before the fatal Eric...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:47pm

Video poses new questions about 2014 Ferguson police shooting

Previously undisclosed video of Michael Brown, recorded hours before the unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer inFerguson, Missouri, has raised new questions about his final hours.The footage shows Brown - whose death in 2014 prompted national protests and kindled a...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:31am

Volunteer events, civil rights march planned for MLK Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday is shaping up to draw large crowds to a variety of events and activities in Philadelphia.The regional MLK Day of Service is expected to draw a record 145,000 volunteers to work on more than 1,800 projects.Meanwhile, Reclaim MLK, a civil rights march and rally...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 5:00am

Bowie, Brexit, Black Lives Matter: Google looks back on 2016

By all unofficial and unscientific metrics, 2016 was a tumultuous year.Pop music icons like Prince and David Bowie and acting luminaries like Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder all died. In the leadup to the presidential election pitting Hilary Clinton against Donald Trump, false news pieces had more...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:19pm

Cop's wife faked home invasion, blamed Black Lives Matter activists

The wife of a Massachusetts police officer faked a robbery, vandalized her own home and blamed Black Lives Matter activists for the alleged crimes, police said.On Oct. 17, Maria Daly reported that $10,000 worth of jewelry and money had been stolen from the family home, CBS Boston reported. Daly,...

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 9:54pm

Police group boycotts Ben & Jerry's over Black Lives Matter support

Vermont's finest ice cream hasn't shied away from politics in the past, but this time it might be feeling burned.A pro-police organization is calling for a nationwide boycott ofBen & Jerry's and its products for the company's support of the Black Lives Matter movement."Ben & Jerry's went...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 8:06pm

'Million Moms' to protest police brutality, inner city violence

Ginger Nicholson can remember a time before cell phone cameras, a time when police brutality against black citizens wasn't uncommon, but wasn't seen worldwide.“This has been going on, but they were hiding it, or saying that they had a gun or something like that,” Nicholson said. “It gave them this...

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 2:31pm

Ava DuVernay on wanting '13th' to make America 'think differently'

“I cried a lot making this film,” Ava DuVernay says about “13th.” The director didn’t have much time between making “Selma,” her Oscar-nominated movie about Martin Luther King Jr., and the new doc, which traces the evolution of racism in America since the Civil War’s end, right up to, essentially,...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm

Newton high school students wave confederate flag from car window

Newton North High School says it is taking "appropriate action" in dealing with several students who flew a confederate flag out of a car window in front of the school earlier this week.A video surfaced Tuesday on Facebook of a red car on Tiger Drive with a confederate flag waving from the window....

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:28pm

Solange Knowles slams women who told her to sit down at a concert

"Let me tell you about why black girls / women are so angry," the first in a series of tweets from Solange Knowles reads.RELATED: Solange's son makes everything OKOn Friday, the 30-year-old singer took to social media to recount a negative experience she had at the Kraftwerk concert in New Orleans...

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 8:57pm

VIDEO: I've saved more black lives than Beyoncé, Giuliani says

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is not as psyched about Beyoncé’s VMA performance as the rest of America was.Guiliani told “Fox and Friends” on Monday that he has“saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage.”The 15-minute spectacle on Sunday included a medley of Beyoncé’s...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 2:55am

Anti-police violence group protests outside City Hall, calls for end of NYPD

Millions March NYC, an anti-police violence group that started two years ago during the "I can't breathe" protests, gathered outside City Hall on Monday demanding changes.The group listed its demand on a Facebook event: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and end his broken windows policing,...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:05am

Book three of the graphic novel trilogy MARCH comes at just the right moment

Whoever said history is dead hasn’t read Georgia Congressman John Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy "MARCH". You might recall that Lewis made headlines in June for leading a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand action on gun control measures. The event Periscoped around the...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:29pm

Church responds to Black Lives Matter vandalism

Sometime over the weekend, a vandal attackedthe First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, destroying a Black Lives Matter banner displayed on church property.According to NBC10, someone cut the word "black" from the sign, displayed along Concord Pike, in a move church officials say was deliberate. They...

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:28pm