As we mourn the recent and untimely death of Erica Garner, a young woman in the prime of life and a new mother who risked everything in pursuit of justice for her father, Eric Garner, we cannot forget the toll the work of fighting for justice takes on black women.
The first of nine jails at the Rikers Island complex in New York City will be shut down by the summer, the city’s Department of Correction announced Tuesday afternoon.
I pray that when my infant son is old enough to attend college, there are courses devoted to the historical lineage inside Colin Kaepernick’s Afro. In the history of Afros, Kaepernick’s falls somewhere between Angela Davis and all of the men from the grossly underrated family soul group the Sylvers.
A convicted sex offender who was serving time at New York City’s Rikers Island jail after beating his estranged girlfriend is believed to have taken his revenge by strangling the terrified woman less than 24 hours after being released from prison.
In more terrible news for the embattled Rikers Island jail, New York City (really, taxpayers who live or work in New York) has agreed to pay out $380,000 to the family of a 24-year-old housed at the jail who hanged himself shortly after being taken off of suicide watch.
A New York City mother who allowed her boyfriend to viciously beat her 6-year-old son, Zymere Perkins, to death, has accused Rikers Island jail guards of allowing her to be sexually assaulted by another inmate.
In 2014, Aitabdel Salem, 41, was arrested for allegedly attacking a police officer after officers said he was stealing a coat. Salem was then sent to the Rikers Island jail in New York City with a $25,000 bail.
On Thursday, Kalief Browder Way was unveiled. An intersection in New York City’s Bronx borough was renamed in honor of a man who took his own life at 22 years of age after suffering a grueling, three-year imprisonment at the city’s Rikers Island jail complex because he couldn’t make bail.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will reportedly endorse a plan to be proposed by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to close down the city’s Rikers Island jail complex within a decade.
I need a late pass; I only recently saw Get Out. Like last night. Almost a month after its release I finally managed to make it to see the movie that everybody is talking about. The hype is justified and any Black males dating white women will probably be donning a perennial side-eye whether they like it or not. And…
Time: The Kalief Browder Story is a six-part docuseries based on the story of Kalief Browder, who spent three years at New York City’s Rikers Island jail without being convicted of a crime. He was arrested at age 16 for a robbery he did not commit. During that time, he endured about two years in solitary confinement,…
Four guards at New York City's Rikers Island jail have been convicted in connection with the beating of an inmate and a cover-up effort, Reuters reports.
About 100 mourners gathered to honor 63-year-old Venida Browder’s life on Saturday in the Bronx, N.Y., according to the New York Daily News. Browder died after a series of heart attacks on Oct. 14.
The mother of Kalief Browder, who killed himself after spending three traumatic years in New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, has died of a "broken heart," her lawyer told the New York Daily News Sunday.
The city of New York has agreed to pay $5.75 million to the family of a mentally ill inmate who was found dead while in custody at the Rikers Island jail complex, the New York Times reports.
The family members of Victor Woods, 53, reached a $1.5 million settlement with New York City after Woods died from untreated, bleeding ulcers while incarcerated at Rikers Island, according to the New York Daily News.
In what could be viewed as some semblance of justice for Kalief Browder, the young man who became the poster child for everything wrong with New York City’s broken criminal-justice system and its jails, the lower house of the New York Legislature recently passed a bill known as “Kalief’s Law” to ensure that persons…
A former chief for security and four other officers at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex have been convicted of felony charges in the brutal beating of an inmate, CBS News reports.
A Queens, N.Y., man was locked up at New York City’s Rikers Island jail for nearly five months without knowing that his freedom could have been obtained with loose change, the New York Daily News reports.