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Miami Police Shooting of Innocent Black Man Draws Reaction From American Civil Liberties Union

Another unarmed black man, this time Charles Kinsey; a caretaker for an autistic child, is shot by the police

An unarmed black man shot by Miami police is the latest in what seems like…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Therapist Tries to Soothe Patient While Cops Open Fire

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with his arms in the air, as police open fire on him

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with…

By Hailey Wallace

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Opens Up About His Experiences with Police

Neil deGrasse Tyson posts a very current-news relevant chapter from his 2004 memoir, 'The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist' on his Facebook page.

Neil deGrasse Tyson posts a very current-news relevant chapter from his 2004 memoir, ‘The Sky…

By Samara Lynn

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11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 2

Organizers of Black Lives Matter invalidate a few of the myths that currently surround the social justice movement

#BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The National Society of Black Engineers Calls Out “Septic State of Race Relations”

"Our mutual goal of a diverse engineering workforce is unattainable when black students are more worried for their lives than about their lecture."

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) released a powerful statement on the recent police…

By Samara Lynn

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Silicon Valley Saviors: Tech to End Police Brutality and More Bloodshed

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice... the roster of African Americans killed by police just keeps growing. Gun violence is 24/7. It will take technology to alleviate some of this suffering.

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice… the roster of African Americans killed by police just…

By Samara Lynn

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: What We Know So Far

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers, as shown in a 48-second cellphone video that has since gone viral.

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers,…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling: Twitter Responds Back

Baton Rouge police officers gun down unarmed father

It’s happened again.
According to breaking news reports, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two…

By Cristie Leondis

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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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Michael Brown (Image: Facebook)

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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[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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Timothy Loehmann, the cop who shot Tamir Rice

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…

By Hailey Wallace

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Daniel Holtzclaw cries during his sentencing

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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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Cop using force to extract female student from class (Image: america.aljazeera.com)

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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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Christian Taylor, left, was fatally shot by Officer Miller Friday, Aug. 7. (Image: File)

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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