Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Rayshard Brooks Shooting: DA Announces Murder Charges
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has charged Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, with felony murder.
Juneteenth 2020: 7 Things to Know About June 19th
It's the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the abolishment of slavery.
BET Remembers Rayshard Brooks
Join BET in remembering Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was killed by police outside of an Atlanta Wendy's, with live coverage of his funeral service tomorrow at 1/12c.
BET Awards '20: International Global Good Recipient Winner
French activist Assa Traor has been announced as the 2020 BET International Global Good recipient by BET International Networks.
Georgia Signs Hate Crime Bill After Ahmaud Arbery Killing
On June 26, Kemp stood in front of lawmakers at the State Capital to sign the new bill which received largely bipartisan support.
Cam Newton Signs With New England Patriots
Following the departure of six-time Super Bowl champion QB Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have signed former Carolina Panthers MVP Cam Newton to fill his cleats.
NBA Players To Put Social Justice Messages On Jerseys
NBA players who choose to play in the reopening of the 2019-2020 season will have the option to exchange the names on the backs of their jerseys with social justice messages.
Black Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Claims Self-Defense
J. Alexander Keung has pleaded not guilty and is claiming self-defense after being charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
8-year-old Girl Fatally Shot Near Rayshard Brooks Memorial
Secoriea Turner was fatally shot while she was riding in a car with her mother and a friend as they were trying to pull into a parking lot near the Rayshard Brooks Memorial.
Third Cop Charged In George Floyd Killing Is Out Of Jail
Tou Thao, 34, is the third fired Minneapolis police officer who was charged in the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd has now been released from Hennepin County jail.
Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive For COVID-19
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on July 6 that she has tested positive for COVID-19. She gave further details of her diagnosis on CNN with Chris Cuomo.
Hate Crime Charge For Pair Who Painted Over BLM Mural
Two residents of Martinez, California have been charged with a hate crime among other misdemeanor vandalism charges for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural outside a courthouse, according to the East Bay Times.
Atlanta Mayor Signs Executive Order Requiring Face Masks
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed an executive order that requires face masks or coverings to be worn in the city of Atlanta.
Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama To Speak At 2020 Girl Up
Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama have joined forces with Girl Up, a leadership initiative that works to inspire young women to fight for gender equality and social change.
Joy Reid Is Cable's First Black Woman Prime Time Anchor
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid is making major moves within her news organization, going from the weekend spot into a primetime, weekday slot.
Body Found At Lake Piru Confirmed To Be Naya Rivera
On July 13, Ventura County Police confirmed the news during a press conference after Naya Rivera went missing for five days while on a boating trip with her 4-year-old son Josey.
Atlanta Mayor Responds To Governor's Mask Lawsuit
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is responding to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's lawsuit to stop her mask mandate in her city to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
John Lewis: In His Own Words
As we mourn the passing of a civil rights icon, BET reflects on his most powerful quotes.
President Obama Remembers John Lewis
The civil rights icon and congressman passed away on July 17 from pancreatic cancer at 80 years old.
ATL Mayor Says Gov. Trying To Stop Her From Talking to Press
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has filed a 124-page lawsuit against her as their two offices debate over the state's COVID-19 response.
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