The dancer says the performance even sparked some controversy close to home.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis won his first NBA championship less than two months ago and looks to repeat it as his team kicks off its next season on Tuesday night. But off the court Davis is also staying busy, launching an initiative with eBay ahead of the holidays called Santa Sneaker Drop, in which he’s looking to help sneaker lovers get some of the most exclusive kicks online using augmented reality (AR) technology instead of standing in long lines in the midst of the pandemic. Davis also aims to continue inspiring youth because he believes the next generation will continue to lead the movement toward social justice.“I keep touching the youth because the youth is what can help us create this change,” he told Yahoo News. “They’re so young; the world is theirs.”
Civil rights and FBI investigators will help look into the police shooting of Casey Goodson Jr., whose family says was shot in front of two toddlers and his grandmother while inside his Ohio home.
Shukri Abdi was 12 when she drowned in a river in Bury. Worldwide protests demanded justice for the Somali refugee.
The 39-year-old dancer said while the BLM movement had sparked conversation, it was important to continue it long-term.
The 28-year-old 'Star Wars' star grew up in Peckham, south London, and said he and his father have been stopped and searched by the police.
This week, St. Louis native and veteran Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush made history, becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress to represent the state of Missouri. “I just won this seat from a 52-year dynasty because I stood up for Black lives,” Bush said in a video interview with Yahoo News two days after her convincing win. “I stood up for brown lives and for babies in cages. I stood up against all of the oppression and the systems that have been holding our community down for so long.”
The prosecution said the teenager was goaded on by protesters and only stopped after being threatened by the police.
On Monday, Oct. 26, Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man who suffered from bipolar disorder, was fatally shot by Philadelphia police while he was experiencing a mental health crisis and wielding a knife. The deadly encounter has again raised questions about the effectiveness of police procedures when engaging individuals with mental health issues. Officers, like the public at large, have varied opinions.
At the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Trump said he is “the least racist person in this room” and defended a remark in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a symbol of hate.
The due date for the birth of Deja Stallings’s first child, a girl she will be naming Dsyre, is Oct. 19. But her mother says that her unborn child has already been the victim of police brutality after Stallings was thrown to the ground two weeks ago and held with a knee to her back by a white Kansas City police officer.
Jonathan Price, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer after breaking up a domestic dispute on Oct. 3 in his hometown of Wolfe City, Texas. Many people within the small town are realizing that racism is not just a big-city issue, but a country-wide problem. Now, the entire town is rallying behind Price, demanding justice and accountability by way of a murder conviction for the officer that killed a beloved man within the community.
Olivia Rose Griffin, owner of the Limbo, a tiki bar in downtown Louisville, Ky., likened the last several months to slow-motion whiplash. The coronavirus pandemic and Breonna Taylor protests have brought the local economy to a near standstill. But Griffin says that's nothing compared to lives being lost. She feels that every business has to "take a stance" on the issues that matter.
In the continuing fallout from the death of Breonna Taylor, shot by police during a late-night raid on her apartment in Louisville, the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Monday it would release grand jury transcripts related to the case after one of the jurors petitioned a judge to allow the records to be made public. But many Black residents of Louisville appear to view Cameron, who is Black, as an obstacle to justice in the case.
During an event on Friday titled “Black Economic Empowerment: The Platinum Plan,” President Trump attacked the Black Lives Matter movement.
Comedy legend Eddie Murphy has revealed his much-anticipated return to stand-up comedy will be delayed as he thinks 2020 doesn't 'need any comedic commentary'
Alesha Dixon backs Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo with Black Lives Matter-inspired jewellery on Britain's Got Talent semi-final.
The 'BGT' judge is focusing on his young family as he remains strong against the torrent of racial abuse directed towards him.