Police Violence

Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump on stage at rally.

Why It Matters That Trump Tapped Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

The GOP previously rejected Sessions for a federal judgeship because it felt he was too racist to take the bench.

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WATCH: A Tribe Called Quest Inspires Mass Protest in New Music Video

The politically charged "We the People..." features on the group's final album, "We Got it From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service."

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Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter

St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Castile on July 6.

Young Black men hold up signs that read "We are not animals" and "Black lives matter."

Black Lives Matter Issues Statement on Election of Donald Trump

“Donald Trump has promised more death, disenfranchisement and deportations. We believe him.... In the face of this, our commitment remains the same: protect ourselves and our communities.”

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'SNL's' Michael Che Tackles 'All Lives Matter,' Police Violence in New Stand-Up Special Trailer

"Michael Che Matters" premieres November 25 on Netflix.

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WATCH: Latest #MannequinChallenge Video Highlights Police Brutality

Creator and Vine star Simone Shepherd depicts the deaths of Sandra Bland, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.

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T.I., Vic Mensa Criticize Lil Wayne for Black Lives Matter Comments

T.I.: "You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in and get out here and educate yourself on what's going on around us!"

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Chicago Police Kill Joshua Beal After Cousin's Funeral

Activists who gathered to support his family were met with racist epithets from “hostile” police supporters.

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

NYPD Sergeant Fatally Stuns Ariel Galarza

Officers were responding to the home of a man with a knife who “appeared emotionally disturbed.”

Young Black man with dredlocks and a blue hoodie votes in Ferguson

Millennial Activist Ashley Yates: 'Voting Can Help End Police Brutality. No, I'm Not Joking'

The Movement for Black lives and Ferguson-area activist makes a pragmatic pitch for voting, particularly in local and state elections. "The majority of over-policing and incarceration originates there, with judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and city officials," she writes.

Police and Dakota Access Pipeline opponents stand off on November 2, 2016, along the Cannonball River.

#NoDAPL Water Ceremony Leads to Police Attack on Native Lives

This occured less than a week after officers used violence tactics to dismantle a new camp on the pipeline route.

Activists gather in front of the White House during a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline September 13, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Activists held a rally to call on President Barack Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

ICYMI: Facebook Check-Ins at Standing Rock Aren't Making a Big Difference

Water protectors on the frontlines of #NoDAPL say there are more meaningful actions allies can take.

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Milwaukee Officer Who Killed Sylville Smith Fired for Sexual Assault Charges

The complaint against Dominique Heaggan-Brown came two days after he fatally shot Smith and sparked an uprising in Milwaukee.

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‘Breaking’ Presents: Samora Pinderhughes, a Jazz Composer Writing Scores for the Movement

The pianist and composer offers a cathartic affirmation of Black humanity and resistance on "The Transformation Suite."

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LISTEN: The Black Opera's 'Black Frankenstein' is Scary on Halloween—and Every Day

“Black Frankenstein of horror, like Black man with all-White jurors. They tried to take my power, instead they made a monster.”

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Walter Scott Police-Involved Killing Trial Begins Today

Former North Charleston (South Carolina) Police Department officer Michael Slager claimed Scott was going for his Taser when he shot him. Bystander video showed the unarmed Black man was running away when he was killed.

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Law Enforcement Arrest 141 #NoDAPL Water Protectors, Shoot Beanbag Rounds and Pepper Spray

In the latest act against pipeline opponents, officers came from at least five states.

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Singer Barred From Singing Anthem at 76ers Game for Wearing 'We Matter' Jersey

Sevyn Streeter: “I also felt it was important to express the ongoing challenges and ongoing injustice we face as a Black community within the United States of America.”

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Trump Outlines 'New Deal for Black America'

Trump: “It is my highest and greatest hope that the Republican Party can be the home of the African-American vote once again.”