Tag Archives: police brutality

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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…

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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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[VIDEO] Black Lives Matter Protesters Stock Forever 21 with ‘Never 21′ Tees

The group is bringing awareness to children killed by law enforcement

Black Lives Matter protesters posed as employees, stick Forever 21 with Never 21 t-shirts for…

By Brittany Dandy

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The Curious Case of Freddie Gray

The circumstances regarding his death are unclear and a nation is demanding answers

Baltimore, MD: Today is the funeral for Freddie Gray, but why? The circumstances regarding his…

By Michael Tolbert

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Michael Brown’s Family Files Civil Suit Against Ferguson

Brown's family believes the evidence surrounding their son's death deserves another look

Attorney for the Brown family Anthony Gray – “The evidence has not changed, but the…

By Michael Tolbert

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Sade K. Muhammad

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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…

By David Banner

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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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