#BlackLivesMatter

Read the latest news on the Black Lives Matter movement and breaking news on racial injustice.

In an effort to both show the power of their economic freedom while calling for a Justice Department probe into the shooting death of a Black teenager by a White police officer, Chicago protesters planned a large demonstration on the city's Magnificent Mile to disrupt the Black Friday holiday.

Bill O’ Reilly continued to critique the Black Lives Matter movement Tuesday, stating just hours after footage was released of a police officer shooting an unarmed teenager that “black on white” and “black on black” violence is the root of America’s problems. Raw Story reports Reilly, along with FOX News host contributors Lis Wiehl and Kimberly […]

Activist Mercutio Southall Jr., the man who was kicked and beaten by Donald Trump supporters at a rally in Alabama, is sharing his side of the story with Think Progress.

"A group of White supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights," Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter told the Star Tribune.

Davis, who has been on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement for some time, understands that Jordan is just one story of many in America. For him, the most immediate change can come on Black Friday, the third anniversary of Jordan's death.

Ben Carson dismissed the fact that Black men and women are being disproportionately targeted by police, saying he needed more "evidence" that profiling exists in law enforcement.

Nicki Minaj brought power and #blackgirlmagic to A&E's Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America event when she performed a reading of the late Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise."

Throughout the night, Minneapolis police claimed, via Twitter, that chemical irritant was dispersed by protesters as they attempted to take down the tarp that separated police from demonstrators. Those on the ground, however, denied the claim, posting photographs and videos of police unleashing the irritant on the crowds.

Jamar Clark was taken off life support on Monday evening with his parents Irma Jean and James Hill by his bedside. The 24-year-old was shot in the head when two officers attempted to restrain him during a domestic incident early Sunday in North Minneapolis.

Lynch's declaration as the chief law enforcement official in the government negates comments made by FBI Director James Comey, who last month argued that officers in major cities feel "under siege" due to protests, demonstrations, and discussions that aim to hold police officers accountable.

The shutdown, attended by nearly 300 protesters, began at 7:00 p.m. In the end, 43 adults and eight juveniles were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and pedestrian on the freeway, the state patrol confirmed.