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The Felony Murder Rule: Why Its Important to Understand

A recent investigative report revealed the disturbing trend of Chicago police officers killing suspects, and then pointing the finger at their friends or accomplices. According to the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Police Department and Cook...

Parents of Kendrick Johnson Ordered to Pay Hefty Legal Fees

While continuing the search for answers into their son's death, the parents of Kendrick Johnson were dealt another heavy blow. On Thursday, a judge ordered Kenneth and Jackie Johnson to pay the legal fees of...

White Supremacist Stabs Random Black Man on Street, Said He Wanted to ‘Avenge Police’

In a professed crusade against the Black Lives Matter movement, a Washington state white supremacist walked up and stabbed an African-American man outside a bar in Olympia. According to KOMO News, the racially motivated attack...

Clinton to FBI: Colin Powell Advised Me to Use Private Emails — But Is...

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton reportedly told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended she use a private email account, sources say. According to The New York Times, Powell supposedly gave Clinton the advice...

Study: Minor Offenses, Broken Windows Policing to Blame for Rising Jail Population of Black...

While the spotlight is often put on the alarmingly high incarceration rates of African-American men, a new study shows it might time to shift our attention to the rising incarceration of Black women. According to...

U.S. Justice Department Says Goodbye to Use of Private Prisons

The Department of Justice announced plans to end its use of private prisons Thursday, citing the major safety and security issues that occur at privately operated facilities. According to the Washington Post, Deputy Attorney General Sally...

Chicago Police Superintendent Fires 7 Officers for Lying About #LaquanMcDonald Shooting

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has moved to terminate seven officers who reportedly gave false information regarding the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Johnson spared an eighth officer, who...

Autopsy Reveals Chicago Police Fatally Shot Paul O’Neal in the Back

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office released the autopsy report for Paul O'Neal Wednesday, revealing that the 18-year-old suffered a single gunshot wound to the upper back. A Chicago police officer fatally shot O'Neal...

After No One Volunteered, Boston Moves to Randomly Assign Body Cameras to 100 Officers

Thanks to a mandate from Boston's police commissioner, 100 of the city's finest officers will soon be sporting body cameras. According to the Boston Globe, Police Commissioner William B. Evans was forced to assign body...

Milwaukee Black Panthers Meet with City Leaders Following Police Shooting of Black Man

Members of Milwaukee's Black Panther organization met with city council leaders Tuesday following two nights of civil unrest sparked by the police shooting of a Black man.  According to Wisconsin's WISC-TV, five group members convened...

Federal District Judge to Seattle Police Union: ‘Black Lives Matter!’

A federal judge left courtroom spectators speechless Monday after passionately declaring "Black Lives Matter" from the bench. U.S. District Judge James Robart held a hearing on Seattle police reforms Monday, as he gave the agency...

Racial Dot Map Shows Over Half of Wisconsin’s Black Neighborhoods Are Actually Prisons

After doing some digging into the locations of Wisconsin's predominantly Black neighborhoods, a teenage researcher discovered a disturbing trend among African-American communities in the Badger state. Lew Blank, 17, was tinkering with the Weldon Cooper...
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Baltimore Police Lieutenant Calls BLM Protesters ‘Thugs’ in Department E-mail

A high-ranking official in the Baltimore Police Department has landed himself in hot water after making controversial comments about Black Lives Matter protesters in an e-mail blast to other officials in the department. According to...

Black People Seen as More ‘Attractive’ If They Simply Say They’re Multi-Racial, Study Finds

A new study has revealed that beauty may actually be in the ear of the beholder, rather than the eye. A recent analysis by researcher Robert L. Reece found that people oftentimes view African-Americans as...

New York City to Fork Over $4.1M to Family of Akai Gurley

The City of New York has agreed to cough up over $4 million to settle a wrongful death suit filed by the family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. NYPD officer Peter Liang shot and killed Gurley...

Liverpool’s First Black Soccer Player Turns Down U.K. High Honor

Former English footballer Howard Gayle wants no parts of the oppressive, unjust system that was British colonialism. Gayle, who became Liverpool's first Black soccer player in 1977, recently declined a nomination for a British state honor...

Spelman College to Consider Admitting Transgender Students

Officials at Spelman college are working to convene a strategic task force that will provide recommendations on whether the school will begin admitting and enrolling transgender students. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, college President Mary Schmidt...

State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana After Heavy Rains Cause Historic Flooding, over 20,000...

Over 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes after heavy rains pummeled Louisiana over the weekend, causing devastating flash flooding. The weather catastrophe has since prompted President Obama to declare a state of...

Night Two of Civil Unrest in Milwaukee Brings Social Media Racists Out the Wood...

Civil unrest erupted in Milwaukee Saturday night after a 23-year-old Black man was fatally shot by police. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith tried to flee a traffic stop around 3:30 p.m....

Family of Philando Castile Demands DOJ Investigation into His Death

The family of slain Minnesota man Philando Castile is demanding that the Dept. of Justice launch a federal investigation into shooting death. According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, attorneys for the family penned a...

With America’s Long, Racist History Involving Public Swimming Pools, Simone Manuel’s Olympic Feat is an...

Thursday night at the highly anticipated Rio Olympics, Stanford University swimmer Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to ever win a medal in an individual swimming competition. She didn't win just any medal though;...

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