Black Lives Matter News

More Than a Week Later, FBI Avoids Terror Label For Bombing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI investigation into whether the Nashville bombing was a terrorist act has sparked criticism about a possible racial double standard and drawn questions from downtown business owners whose insurance coverage could be affected by the …

Self-Described American Nationalist is Held in NYC Bomb Hoax

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-described American nationalist suspected of leaving a hoax explosive device in a car at a New York City mall is facing criminal charges after turning himself in to police, authorities said Tuesday. Louis Shenker, 22, …

Church Vandalism Exposes Divisions Over Faith and Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vandalism at four downtown Washington churches after rallies in support of President Donald Trump is exposing rifts among people of faith as the nation confronts bitter post-election political divisions. Among the damaged houses of worship were two …

Four Charged with Arson in Separate Attacks in Minn. and Wash.

Four men have been charged with arson for fires set as part of separate political protests: Three in Minnesota and a fourth in Washington state. The three Minnesota men were indicted on federal arson charges in connection with fires that …

Peaceful Protest Gives Way to More Unrest in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off unrelated pilfering of stores on the other side of the city. The death of …

Viewpoint: The Black Lives Matter Movement is Changing Us for the Better

The first half of 2020 has been unprecedented. There has been some good, a lot of bad and even some ugly. But when I step back and think of one word that sums it all up, it is change. Looking …

Protests Spark Rioting, Fires in Three States as Civil Unrest Continues

Protests in Washington state, California and Virginia devolved into riots that sparked fires and property damage. A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators …

Lawsuit Says Whole Foods Punishes Workers Wearing Black Lives Matter Face Masks

Whole Foods Market was sued on Monday by employees who accused the upscale grocery chain of punishing workers who wear “Black Lives Matter” face masks on the job. The 14 plaintiffs in the proposed nationwide class action accused Whole Foods, …

Businesses Sue Seattle Over ‘Occupied’ Protest Zone

SEATTLE — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — …