Raynette Turner: The Latest Black Woman to Die in Police Custody

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 30, 2015 2:31PM

Raynette Turner was arrested for shoplifting. Two days later, she was dead.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

by on Jul 30, 2015 1:49PM

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray's murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice

#TBT: Spike Lee's 'She Hate Me' Came Out Today in 2004

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 12:45PM

The unconventional comedy-drama may be one of Spike Lee's least-heralded films, but it's an important entry in the prolific filmmaker's canon. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Health, Gender & Sexuality

ICYMI: Movement for Black Lives Protestors Chanted Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' During Sunday Protest

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 11:54AM

The rapper's latest single became a rallying cry in Cleveland this weekend. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics

Five Powerful BlackStar Film Festival Documentaries to Look Out For

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 10:55AM

Philadelphia's BlackStar Film Festival—known as "the black Sundance"—begins today. Here are five documentaries featured in this year's fest that are worth your full attention.  

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

New Details in DuBose Killing, MH370 Debris, Blue Moon Friday

by Aura Bogado on Jul 30, 2015 9:56AM

Some of Thursday's big stories

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Man Charged In Murder of Trans Woman India Clarke

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 30, 2015 1:03AM

The man who allegedly killed India Clarke—the tenth transgender woman to be murdered this year—turned himself in to the police.

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U of Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Samuel Dubose Indicted for Murder

by Akiba Solomon on Jul 29, 2015 7:16PM

Ray Tensing, the white University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop, will face murder charges that could result in a life sentence. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South Dakota

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:34PM

Witnesses say the police told the Lakota woman to "knock it off" and "quit faking" when she told them she was in pain.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

Philadelphia Narcotics Officers, Acquitted of Racketeering, Go After Top City Officials

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 1:24PM

The five officers, whose highly-visible racketeering trials ended in acquitalls and job reinstatement, are suing Philadelphia's DA, Mayor and Commissioner of Police for defamation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice