On Monday, during an intense state Senate committee hearing on gun control, Florida lawmakers struck down a ban on assault rifles and approved an amendment allowing educators to carry firearms in school. Speaking on the floor during the session, Florida state Sen. Oscar Braynon told the room that “the talk” he gave…
In November, a long-awaited study about whether the San Diego Police Department engaged in racial profiling was released, with the not-surprising results that black and Hispanic motorists were more likely to be searched and more likely to be subject to field interviews, although they were less likely to have…
This probably comes as no surprise to some of you given how, in general, black men are portrayed in media as violent and threatening. However, a new study published by the American Psychological Association Monday is adding credibility to the claim, noting that people do indeed have a tendency to perceive black men as…
A new report from the National Registry of Exonerations has confirmed what we already knew (I know most of y’all ain’t surprised): Black people are more likely to be wrongfully convicted than their white counterparts, and they are also more likely to spend a longer time behind bars before they are exonerated.
A black Washington, D.C., waitress received a pleasant surprise Monday while working her usual shift at Busboys and Poets, a Washington restaurant that has its own distinct social-justice mission, the Washington Post reports.
Justice appears to have been delayed once more.
On Tuesday a video was released showing a Fort Worth, Texas, police officer shooting a black man in the back as he walked away.
A Chadbourn, N.C., police officer was fired Tuesday after stirring up controversy with a post made on Facebook, WNCN reports.
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Chicago police are looking to fire five officers who were involved in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, The Guardian reports.
A University of Iowa defensive end took to Facebook Wednesday to describe a frightful encounter with police while outside playing Pokémon Go in an Iowa City, Iowa, park last week, the Washington Post reports.
Officials in Austin, Texas, are investigating the violent arrest last year of a black elementary school teacher who was slammed to the ground twice during a traffic stop, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
Two more black men became a hashtag on Twitter last week: Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. It’s a modern marker of our times, of an unnatural death publicly witnessed through a cellphone-camera lens. They were both killed by police officers for dubious reasons: They owned guns in states where carrying guns…