The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag first appeared on Twitter in July 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has been used nearly 30 million times by Twitter users globally over the last five years, new figures show. A study fro(...)

People gather around the coffin of Philando Castile, who was shot by a police in officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. File photograph: Joshua Lott/The New York Times

A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter over the killing of a black man in a St Paul suburb, prosecutors have anno(...)

Police officers stand near the scene of where three police officers were killed  on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

About three weeks ago, I left the United States for Europe for a spell, hoping to take a bit of a break from reporting on the horrors of American viol(...)

Diamond Reynolds: “The police are not here to protect and serve us. They are here to assassinate us . . . Because we are black.”  Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters

Diamond Reynolds was cool and composed as an anchorwoman on Wednesday night, her voice strong as she narrated the horrific scene around her into her p(...)