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

Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:21PM

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Chief Keef Running For Mayor of Chicago

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 12:25PM

State violence—that's that s**t he don't like! 

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

Mullah Omar Rumors, Eurochannel Crossing, Fed Statement

by Aura Bogado on Jul 29, 2015 9:55AM

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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Jar Jar Binks Actor Talks Vitriol Toward His 'Star Wars' Character

by Sameer Rao on Jul 28, 2015 5:18PM

Ahmed Best, the man behind the infamous "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" character Jar Jar Binks, talked with Vice about his reviled character and upcoming series "2 Black Dudes." 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

ICYMI: This 2-Year-Old DJ Could Crush at Your Local Club

by Sameer Rao on Jul 28, 2015 4:11PM

Check out this video of the 2-year-old DJ you should keep your eye on. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Global Affairs

Study: For Behavioral Problems, Black Students See Cops, Whites See Docs

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 28, 2015 3:37PM

A new study shows that behavioral problems at school lead to criminalization for black students, and medicalization for white students.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Criminal Justice

The Sandra Bland tribute mural restored by activists at Tech Wall in Ottawa

Activists Restore Sandra Bland Mural in Ottawa Defaced With ‘All Lives Matter’

by Aura Bogado on Jul 28, 2015 3:14PM

The sanctioned graffiti space on which the mural appears is now contested territory.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture