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Black Education Leaders, NAACP, BLM at Odds over Charter Schools in African-American Communities

The NAACP's outward stance against the establishment of charter schools has some Black education leaders ready to go toe-to-toe over the matter. The organization's opposition has caused quite a rift among Black advocacy groups...

U.N. Group Says Police Violence, Killings of Blacks Reminiscent of Lynching

A United Nations working group is calling on the U.S. government to beef up its protection of African-American citizens amid a string of recent killings by police — which they've compared to modern-day lynchings. According...

Houston Lawyer Injures 9 in Morning Shooting Spree, Shot Dead by Police

Nine people were wounded early Monday morning after a troubled lawyer opened fire on several passersby in affluent Houston neighborhood West University Place, authorities say. Police ultimately shot and killed the unidentified gunman, who was...

FIFA Disbands Anti-Racism Task Force, Declares Its Work Is Done

Despite ongoing concerns over prejudiced behavior during soccer matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, better known as FIFA, disbanded its task force against racism and discrimination Monday. According...

100 Education Groups Push to Get Rid of School-Based Police Officers

Nowadays, it's not uncommon to see a police officer or two patrolling the hallways of your child's school. School resource officers are often stationed in places of learning to provide students and staff with...

‘Emotional’ Judges Dish Out Harsher Sentences to Black Youth When LSU Team Loses, Study...

Football season is upon us, so it's not uncommon to see the average crazed fan sporting the home team's signature colors while screaming "TOUCHDOWN!" at the top of his lungs. On the flip side,...

Police Dashcam, Bodycam Footage of Keith Scott Shooting Finally Released

Amid pressing demands from the public for increased transparency in cases involving deadly police shootings, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney has finally moved to release police footage from the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith...

Charlotte Police Have One Week to Release #KeithScott Footage Before New NC Law Forbids...

Now that Keith Scott's family has had the chance to review police footage of their loved one's final moments, relatives say now is the time for the public to see the videos too. But according...

Virginia Law Professor: Don’t Talk to the Cops — Ever

Never talk to the cops, period. That's the advice Regent Law school professor James Duane gave his students during a lecture back in 2008. His belief in the risks associated with divulging information to the...

Black Lawmakers Call Out DOJ’s Dismal Track Record on Prosecuting Police Shootings

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on the Justice Department to step up its efforts in investigating and indicting police officers who shoot unarmed Black people. Their plea comes amid national outrage...

Who Is Betty Shelby? Tulsa Officer’s Drug Use, Domestic Abuse Past Resurfaced

On Thursday, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced a charge of first-degree manslaughter against Oklahoma Officer Betty Shelby for her role in the Sept. 16 shooting death of Terence Crutcher. Shelby, a white officer,...

Donald Trump Encourages Wider Use of Stop and Frisk, Then Back Tracks

In a move counterproductive to his struggling Black voter outreach, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump called for nationwide use of stop-and-frisk practices by city police officers Wednesday. The controversial crime-fighting tactic has long been...

Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby to Be Charged with First-Degree Manslaughter in Shooting Death of...

The Tulsa County District Attorney announced Thursday that police officer Betty Shelby will be charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, 40. Shelby shot and killed Crutcher on September 16 while...

Frequent Exposure to Shootings of Black People Can Cause PTSD-Like Trauma, Research Says

Graphic footage of Terence Crutcher's final moments have been on a constant loop since his ill-fated encounter with police, playing over and over again as Americans struggle to digest what they just witnessed. Images of...

Survey: Half the Nation’s Guns Are Owned by Just 3 Percent of the American...

It's no little-known fact that Americans love their guns. But a new survey made the shocking revelation that almost half the nation's 133 million guns are owned by a small percentage of the population...

Protests Erupt on American University Campus After String of Racially-Charged Incidents

Racial tensions have reached a boiling point at a Washington, D.C.-based university, as school officials scramble to address a string of racially-charged incidents targeting Black students. According to the Washington Post, a crowd of American...

Black Men Have Legitimate Reason to Flee Police, Massachusetts Supreme Court Says

After vacating the conviction of a Black man who fled police Tuesday, the highest court in the state of Massachusetts ruled that Black men who flee when approached by Boston police might have a...

Clinton: Police Shooting of Terence Crutcher is ‘Unbearable’ and ‘Intolerable’

In her continued push for criminal justice reform and an end to racially-biased policing, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton denounced the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma Friday. According...

Terence Crutcher’s Family Provide Video Proving he Did not Reach into Vehicle: ‘Put the...

The family of an unarmed Black man shot dead by a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Friday evening is vehemently denying any and all police narratives that paint their loved one as a threat that...

Steve Harvey Denies Any Connection to $500M Lawsuit Alleging NASCAR Shuts out Black Owners...

(Updated) A top executive at North Carolina-based racing company Diversity Motorsports is suing racecar giant NASCAR after the organization refused to approve a new racing team reportedly put together by him and comedian Steve...

Alabama Paddled 19,000 Students in One School Year — Many of Whom Were African-American

Most schools across the country have stopped the old-fashioned practice of paddling children for their bad behavior. But public schools across the state of Alabama are still paddling away, delivering a whack on the...

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