BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer injured during protests over the 2016 killing of a black man can sue a Black Lives Matter organizer on the grounds he acted negligently by...
Online game to players: Don’t touch black people’s hair
WASHINGTON (AP) — Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair, often without her permission.
"I would be walking down the street visibly mad," Pixel recalled.
One day, she told her boss about it. In trying to mimic that scene, he playfully ducked imaginary hands coming toward him. Pixel remarked that it would make a funny game.
Judge tosses deputy’s lawsuit against Black Lives Matter
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that accused Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Louisiana last year.
Judge OKs awards up to $1000 each for Baton Rouge protesters
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge approved a class-action settlement Friday that awards up to $1,000 in cash to dozens of protesters who claim police violated their civil rights and used excessive force in arresting them after a deadly police shooting.
Is there such as thing as Black Identity Extremists?
DeRay Mckesson, the Baltimore-born activist and one of the faces of the Black Lives Matter movement, has a new T-shirt for sale: simply, the words “Black Identity Extremist” in white letters on a black background within a white box.
Dismissal of 2nd suit against Black Lives Matter set
BATON ROUGE, La. — 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 three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last year.
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued that warning in an order Wednesday, less than a week after ruling Black Lives Matter is a social movement and therefore can’t be sued.
Judge intends to dismiss 2nd suit against Black Lives Matter
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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 law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last year.
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued that warning in an order Wednesday, less than a week after ruling Black Lives Matter is a social movement and therefore can't be sued.
Judge: Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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.
A police officer anonymously sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement, after being injured by a rock thrown during a protest over a deadly police shooting in Baton Rouge last year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer.
DeRay Mckesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders are named as defendants in the suit filed Friday on behalf of one of the officers wounded in the July 17 attack by a black military veteran, who killed three other officers before he was shot dead.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Black Lives Matter is a movement, not an organization that can be sued by a Louisiana police officer who was injured at a protest after a deadly police shooting, a prominent activist's attorney argued Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday preliminarily approved a proposed settlement resolving a class action that accuses law enforcement agencies in Louisiana's capital of violating the constitutional rights of protesters who were arrested after a deadly police shooting.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is one of nearly 80 arrested protesters who are eligible for cash payments ranging from $500 to $1,000 if the settlement gets the court's final approval.
More than 200 students representing 20 Philadelphia high schools competed to find solutions to complex real-world problems in Wednesday’s Aspen Challenge.
Students were given eight weeks to come up with strategies to make nonviolence cool, design ways to reduce food waste, improve the health of their community, support the health of the planet or help young people budget their finances.
Judge asked to approve settlement over protest arrests
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorneys have asked a federal judge to approve a settlement that awards up to $45,000 in cash payments to dozens of protesters arrested in Baton Rouge following a black man's fatal shooting by police.
Baton Rouge council approves settlement with protesters
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement Tuesday paying activist DeRay Mckesson and other protesters arrested during summer demonstrations over the shooting death of Alton Sterling.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2gffQXQ ) that under the terms of the deal, the city government, the Louisiana State Police, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the district attorney's office will pay no more than $25,000 each for a total of about $100,000.
DeRay Mckesson on why a Trump presidency would be ‘treacherous’ for minorities
CHICAGO — One of the most prominent leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement says that while activists have successfully elevated issues of social justice and police violence at the national level, it is now time to make a broader case for change.
“I do think that what comes next is continue to develop a holistic understanding about what’s happening,” DeRay Mckesson told David Axelrod on “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.
Record high early voting could give Clinton the edge
WASHINGTON — A record number of Americans have voted ahead of Election Day, driven by soaring turnout from Latino voters. That could be good news for Hillary Clinton.
At least 44.9 million people have cast ballots by early voting — by mail or at polling stations, according to Associated Press data. Record levels have been reported in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Millions more ballots are still coming in.
Officer sues Black Lives Matter activist over protest injury
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting filed a lawsuit Monday against prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested at the demonstration.
Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support.
DeRay Mckesson left disappointed, feeling Clinton lacked a grasp of the issues he had spent the previous year protesting in cities like Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, including police brutality and income inequality. He came out of the October 2015 meeting unwilling to support her publicly.
Settlement talks could resolve suit over La. protest arrests
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Settlement talks that one attorney described as "fruitful" could resolve a lawsuit Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson and others filed against the city of Baton Rouge over their arrests during protests of a deadly police shooting.
Black Lives Matter activist sues Baton Rouge over arrest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sued the city of Baton Rouge and police officials Thursday, saying officers responded in a "militarized and aggressive manner" in arresting him and other people protesting a police shooting death.
Mckesson was among nearly 200 protesters arrested in Baton Rouge after the July 5 death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot during a struggle with two white police officers. The federal...
DeRay Mckesson, a vocal leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, called for peace in a phone interview with the New York Times following news that police officers had been assaulted and killed in Baton Rouge.
“I’m waiting for more information like everybody else,” DeRay said, according to the Times. “The movement began as a call to end violence. That call remains.”