Ja’Mal Green is standing inside the entrance of the 87th Street Metra station, on Chicago’s Southside, with a fist full of business cards, telling passersby that he wants to run the city.
For at least the second time this week, a white police officer has been charged in the death of an unarmed black person.
Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.
Officer Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh police officer caught on camera shooting an unarmed 17-year-old in the back as he ran away, has been charged on one count of criminal homicide.
After 35 years of evading justice, a white Georgia man will spend life in prison for the murder of a black man.
The family of Antwon Rose II, the 17-year-old shot three times in the back by an East Pittsburgh Police officer last week, will lay him to rest on Monday.
It seems too on the nose: a cop admitting, on camera, that he’ll make up charges on a young black motorist he’s just pulled over. It’s the sort of thing a white person might see on TV and say, “Oh, I just don’t know if that’s realistic.”
The East Pittsburgh officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose in the back as he was fleeing from a traffic stop had barely been officially sworn in as an officer before the deadly encounter.
A Clio, Mich., activist woke up Tuesday morning to find his vehicle horribly vandalized.
We long for the day when no one feels compelled to “come out”—or for straight folks to feel equally compelled. Ideally, sexuality should just be considered another natural and accepted part of identity—but then again, so should blackness.
A Black Lives Matter protester is reportedly filing a $5 million lawsuit against New York City bicycle cops who he claims beat him during a wrongful arrest back in March.
There’s really no amount of money that can soften the blow of having a loved one taken away from you, but one Florida jury added insult to an inexcusable injury by awarding $4 to the family of Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr. after his shooting death at the hands of police.
A 31-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday, apparently while he was removing debris from the roadway of U.S. Highway 171.
Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was gunned down on a playground by an erratic “officer of the law” in 2014, is mending her heartbreak by working to open a cultural center in the name of her son.
It’s news to no one that the Rebeccas and Karens of the world will not cease until they call cops on every single black person in this country for the most minuscule of perceived infractions.
Fun fact: I was expelled from preschool at age 4 during a brief stint when my mother and I had moved to Dallas. From the little I recall, I was one of very few black students at my private day school. My expulsion came after I defended myself against another little girl—not black—who’d been harassing me for days.…
On Thursday, 22-year-old Keeven Robinson died shortly after a chase and “brief struggle” with narcotics detectives from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.
A newly released study doesn’t simply reinforce the overwhelmingly abundant proof that police officers kill blacks at twice the rates of their white counterparts. The study reveals that African Americans who suffer the ultimate effect of violence lose more years of life than whites on average, and that while there are…
There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old black man during a traffic stop, only to later go to the funeral home days before the victim’s burial in an attempt to use his fingerprint to unlock his phone as part of an…