Police Violence

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

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

Latest Ebony Issue Tackles America's Hypocritical Relationship with Black People

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 4:19PM

The issue's direction is the result of much internal deliberation about how to address the contemporary American racial climate. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economy

Photos: Go Inside The Movement for Black Lives National Convening

by Words by Akiba Solomon. Photographs by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. on Jul 27, 2015 11:14AM

This past weekend hundreds converged on Cleveland State University for the mammoth Movement for Black Lives National Convening. A look inside the joy, pain and work.

Topics: Police Violence, Society, Politics, Criminal Justice

Bernie Sanders Says Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest was 'Dreadful and Painful'

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 23, 2015 4:53PM

The presidential candidate also vows to create an agenda that will be “very meaningful” to black and Latino voters.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Politics, Criminal Justice

Texas Officials Claim 'Technical Issues,' not Editing, in Sandra Bland Video

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 23, 2015 11:42AM

And Waller County now wants to conduct another autopsy, because the first one was "defective."

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Shoots Man In Head During Traffic Stop

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 22, 2015 2:32PM

Dubose's mother: “I would love for the police officer that did this to let me know how could he put a gun to a human being’s head, any human being, not just my son.”

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

Sandra Bland Video Appears to be Edited, Shows Cop Threatened Her With Taser

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 22, 2015 1:27PM

Dashcam video reveals the arresting officer provided conflicting versions of the arrest and threatened Bland with a Taser.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society

Watch: HuffPost Live Interview With #BlackLivesMatter Activists Who Took Over Netroots Nation

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 21, 2015 2:05PM

#BlackLivesMatter activists on the presidential hopefuls' commitment to issues that impact black community: "We need bold and courageous leadership right now. We don’t need people who are gonna be cowardly and people who are going to be defensive."

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Politics, Gender & Sexuality

11 Heartbreaking, Revolutionary #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Tweets

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 20, 2015 3:10PM

The hastag exposes the truth and fear surrounding the interactions of black people and the police in America.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Media, Criminal Justice