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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

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The Man Who Killed Tamir Rice

The signs were there, but no one was paying attention

In five short months, Loehmann was deemed “emotionally unstable” and unfit for service as a…

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Cops Who Shot 12-yr-old Tamir Rice Won’t Face Charges

Prosecutor Tim McGinty says evidence didn't indicate criminal conduct

An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback after…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Laquan McDonald and What My Dying Father Told Me About the Chicago Police

The tragedy of the blue wall of silence

My daddy was born and raised near Money, Mississippi, and was a teenager himself in…

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Former Police Officer Sentenced to Over 260 Years For Raping Black Women

Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty on 18 out of 36 counts of sexual battery, rape and other offenses

A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of…

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Black Activists Demand Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent Removal

The shutdown of stores along Magnificent Mile cost businesses post-holiday sales

Activists point to actions of the Chicago police and mayor, alleging that there has been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Legal Equalizer App May Save Your Life When Pulled Over

Sandra Bland's death inspired the creation of a potentially life saving app

Legal Equalizer uses location services and integrates with a mobile device’s address book. Users can…

By Samara Lynn

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Brutalizing Black Students is Business as Usual

Cell phone video captures criminal treatment

A teenage girl is slammed to the floor by a sheriff’s deputy. The incident, which…

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[Video] James Blake: Slam Caught on Cam

What can happen when you're standing while black

Former tennis pro James Blake, who had an altercation with rogue police standing outside a…

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[REPORT] Majority of African Americans Experience Unfair Police Treatment

Eighty-one percent of black respondents said law enforcement uses deadly force too quickly

According to new research, three out of five African-Americans in the U.S. experience unfair police…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BET ‘Single Ladies’ Star Builds Community Watch App in Wake of Police Violence

Chastity Dotson turns her acting talent toward technology in an effort to change the world

With Zafa, when a user presses a button in the app, three things happen; 1)…

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Sandra Bland’s Family Suing Texas State Trooper and Law Enforcement Officials

Seeking answers after death cited as suicide, case set for civil litigation

Sandra Bland’s family seeks more answers after her death while in police custody July 13,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Attorney General Lynch Speaks on Sandra Bland’s Death and Calls for Re-Evaluation of Police Tactics

Lynch says Bland's death highlights the frustration minorities feel when stopped by police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about Sandra Bland’s death and how it highlights the black…

By Courtney Connley

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Actor Jesse Williams Sums Up His Thoughts on Sandra Bland and Racism in America in 24 Epic Tweets

Actor speaks out against America's ongoing relationship with racism and injustice

Following the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, actor Jesse Williams sums up his thoughts on…

By Courtney Connley

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Former Baltimore Police Officer Alleges Department Corruption

Michael Woods takes to social media alleging BPD corruption.

“It wasn’t until I got out of the police department and saw things from a…

By Michael Tolbert

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Ex-Officer Michael Slager Indicted in Death of Walter Scott

A grand jury has decided to indict officer on murder charges for the death of the young man

The incident followed a series of other incidents between police officers and the often fatal…

By Michael Tolbert

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The Weekend Update: June 8th

Texas police arrive at a teenage pool party, making headlines

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller says, “Having seen the YouTube video, I am disturbed and concerned…

By Michael Tolbert

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[VIDEO] The Weekend Update: May 18th

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

Barack takes on police militarization, unfolding drama in the NBA & WNBA, and Janet Jackson…

By Michael Tolbert

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

By Michael Tolbert

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[RECAP] Panel Discussion On Law Enforcement and the Community

Vital conversation between community leaders and police on solutions

A necessary discussion for both sides addressed the strained relationship and how to repair it.

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Who Is Marilyn Mosby? 10 Facts About the Woman Who’s Bringing Justice to Freddie Gray’s Case

Everything you need to know about Baltimore City State's Attorney

Facts about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who was in charge of overseeing the…

By Courtney Connley

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Police Brutality Also an Issue for Women of Color

Black female lives lost by way of law enforcement lack social awareness

Women of color questioning where the support lies for the numerous black female lives…

By Brittany Dandy

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Supreme Court Debates Marriage Equality: LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Hardship

Poverty rate for this community is higher than the national average

From access to marriage equality and healthcare to freedom from police brutality and deportation, LGBT…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gang Members Protected Black Businesses During Baltimore Riots

Three gangs reportedly came together in solidarity to safeguard black-owned companies

Members of three Baltimore street gangs reportedly came together in unity during Monday’s unrest to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Lives Matter Update: Two Blacks Get a Seat in Ferguson’s City Council

Perhaps a new day has dawned for the Ferguson community

On Tuesday April 7, two African Americans got a seat in the City Council of…

By Cristie Leondis

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Walter Scott Case: White Officer Michael Slager Charged with Murder in South Carolina

The video leaked to the public Tuesday April 7, which resulted in the state filing charges

White officer Michael T. Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter Scott on…

By Cristie Leondis

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UVA Students Protest In Response To the Bloody Arrest of Black Honors Student

UVA President ask Virginia governor to conduct an investigation of the case

UVA students protest campus streets in response the bloody arrest of black honors student, Martese…

By Courtney Connley

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

By Courtney Connley

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Charges to be Dropped Against Student Attacked by Norfolk Police Dogs

The 21-year-old received 40 stitches after the brutal incident

London Colvin, Norfolk State University student who was attacked by police dogs, is now having…

By Cristie Leondis

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Police Dogs Attack HBCU Student for Not Assisting Officers

A Norfolk State University student suffers open wounds

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Norfolk police reportedly allowed police dogs to attack London Colvin, an Army Reservist and Junior at…

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Black Video Game Website To Raise Funds For Eric Garner’s Family

The Spawn Point Blog wants you to game for a powerful cause

With all the sad news to close out 2014, the new year provides an opportunity…

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Another One Gone: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Antonio Martin

Facts are muddied, but anger is deeply present

Angry clashes have sparked again, this time in Berkeley, Missouri, which is just miles from…

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Twitter Eulogizes Eric Garner With #ICantBreathe

Shocked and dismayed, public unites behind a human rights cause

Another grand jury verdict, another sad tragedy. Twitter eulogizes the late Eric Garner with the…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Justice Department Discovers Pattern of Excessive Force by Cleveland Police

The city and department agree to invoke changes

The Justice Department and the city of Cleveland will join to reform the division of…

By Cristie Leondis

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Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting

Parent says white students told to play police officers

An Alabama teacher has been placed on suspension after asking students to re-enact the shooting…

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A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

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Four Morehouse Professors Pen Open Letter in Michael Brown’s Honor

Professors honor Brown and encourage young black men everywhere

In honor of Michael Brown’s death, four Morehouse College professors have written on open letter…

By Courtney Connley

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

By Courtney Connley

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

By Courtney Connley

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Photos From Ferguson And 1960s Protests Show How Little Has Changed

Social media is in uproar with photos of police response to civil rights protests

For many, the scene in Ferguson looks like something out of the 1960s, with many…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama Speaks Out Against Ferguson Police Using Excessive Force

Highway patrol takes over security from local police

President Obama has spoken out against Ferguson, MO police department’s response to protests after shooting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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LAPD Sued for Beating Black College Student (Video)

Aibuidefe Oghogho has no criminal history

The LAPD is making headlines again in regards to an excessive force case where former…

By Sasha King

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Death Of Handcuffed Man In Police Custody Ruled A Suicide

Police claim the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car

Police claim the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car

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Android App Reports ‘Stop and Frisk’ Activity

A new application allows bystanders to record videos of and report “stop and frisk” incidents

The Stop and Frisk Watch app, courtesy of the New York Civil Liberties Union, allows…

By Janel Martinez

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

By Anslem Samuel

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High-school junior Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 (Image: File)

UPDATE: Trayvon Martin’s Family Seeks Justice

The family of the 17-year-old high school junior is calling on the FBI to investigate

News of the killing of an unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student has garnered national…

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David Banner’s Thoughts On the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

The politically active entertainer speaks from the heart on behalf of the 99%

As the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement arrives, rapper/actor David Banner shares…

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Teen Violist Alleges Pittsburgh Police Brutality

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The photos taken by Jordan Miles’ mother show his face covered with…

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