A black activist and father of three was released from prison this week after spending five months locked up, without bail, as the government tried to prosecute him. His advocates believe it is the government’s first attempt to bring charges on the basis of “black identity extremism,” a new, shadowy FBI classification…
An officer driving a Sacramento County sheriff’s vehicle appears to have been involved in a hit–and–run accident during a vigil for Stephon Clark on Saturday night. According to media reports, the vehicle struck a protester and drove off.
A California hospital has fired labor and delivery nurse Faith Linthicum after she shared a Facebook post stating that Stephon Clark, 22, who was shot repeatedly in the back and killed by Sacramento police, “deserved it for being stupid.”
11 people were arrested in New York City on Wednesday night after hundreds took to the streets to protest the police killing of unarmed black man Stephon Clark.
Two civil rights groups on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security demanding the release of what’s been referred to in government documents as the “Race Paper.”
Trayvon Martin would have been 23 years old today. Nearly six years after his killing—and years after the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, and so many others—criminal justice continues to mean different things if you’re black or if you’re white.
As Super Bowl fans made their way to Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of Sunday evening’s kickoff, protesters began linking themselves together to block a light rail line used to shuttle ticket holders to the big game.
Erica Garner, who became an outspoken activist against police abuse after a New York policeman killed her father with a chokehold, has died after being hospitalized following a heart attack. She was 27.
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Accurate figures on police shootings in America are notoriously tricky to come by, not in the least because the departments that would be implicated by that data often control its release. But a new report by Vice News published on Monday revealed the number of Americans who are shot by police officers is…
What does it mean when people say they want to “get rid of the police?” Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about sowing seeds of chaos and anarchy, it’s about reforming a system that creates crimes—and criminals—to fuel a for-profit prison industry.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on Capitol Hill Tuesday, spending his day being alternately fluffed and grilled by the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican and Democratic members, respectively.
The National Park Service withdrew almost $100,000 in funding pledged to a project honoring the Black Panther Party after a powerful police union complained to President Trump himself.
While the United States finds itself in the midst of an unprecedented resurgence of white supremacist extremism, the FBI is busy doing what it’s historically done best—subject black activists to disproportionate scrutiny under the guise of public safety.
Police in St. Louis conducted mass arrests on Tuesday night after a group of activists blocked traffic on a city highway in the latest protest against former police officer Jason Stockley’s acquittal for the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, an unarmed black man.
As protests over the recent acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley for the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith entered their third day on Sunday evening, both reporters and activists on the scene were stunned to hear what they say were members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department co-opt one of the…
Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter president unleashed some particularly hostile words to describe Black Lives Matter activists at a “Back the Blue” event last week. While addressing the crowd at a rally organized by the city’s largest police union, president John McNesby referred to BLM activists as “a…
After marching several miles, tens of thousands of counterprotesters flooded the Boston Common and nearby streets on Saturday to effectively quash a conservative “free speech rally” shortly after it began.