Get ’Em While They’re Young: Study Shows Cops Take Black Lives Earlier, More Often Than Whites

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…

A ‚ÄėDouble Standard‚Äô: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting

Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a Black History Month show at the Parkland, Fla., school. In a last-minute, unrehearsed addition, black student organizers wanted to address a letter that had appeared in…

Black Students at Stoneman Douglas High Want Gun-Violence Solutions to Address Police Violence

On Wednesday afternoon, black students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., assembled to draw attention to their growing safety concerns since returning to class‚ÄĒconcerns they say may not necessarily be shared or highlighted by their white classmates, who have received the bulk of the national‚Ķ

Beyond ‚Äėthe Talk‚Äô: How I Plan to Address Police Violence Against Black Communities

My son is only 5 years old and we‚Äôve already had ‚Äúthe talk.‚ÄĚ I can recall being a little older when my grandfather, a probation officer, had the same talk with me. It‚Äôs the same talk that has been given time and again in black families following the deaths of Eric Garner, Terence Crutcher and Michael Brown, all‚Ķ