by Lynette Holloway onSeptember 21, 2012
His execution captured the nation; 12 months later, there's still a spotlight on the death penalty.
by De'Jaun Davis-Correia onSeptember 20, 2012
Your Take: Troy Davis' nephew on his uncle and on efforts in California to end state executions.
by Eric Hinton onApril 8, 2012
Troy Davis' sister vows she'll continue the battle against unjust executions.
by Megan K. Scott onFebruary 8, 2012
One of The Root's 2011 Young Futurists, De'Jaun Davis-Correia, reflects on his challenging year.
by Genetta M. Adams onDecember 16, 2011
We remember the heroes in black politics, music, TV and sports who passed away this year.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onDecember 15, 2011
The 17-year-old reflects on his uncle's life and legacy.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onNovember 7, 2011
Duane Buck was sentenced to die after jurors were told that "the race factor" made him dangerous. The Supreme Court has denied his appeal.
by Mychal Denzel Smith onOctober 13, 2011
Young African Americans haven't squandered King's legacy; their fight is just different.
by Lynette Holloway onOctober 8, 2011
"For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls," Davis said in the recording. "God bless you all."
by Edmund Newton onOctober 8, 2011
The executed Georgia man wasn't the only death row inmate whose guilt is in question.
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Recent film exposes journalists' guilt. Plus: The Root's valued leader resigns.
The rapper debuted his new single by projecting the song's video on buildings in New York.
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