Police Violence

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Can 9-1-1 Protocols Protect Us From 'Barbecue Beckys'?

White people calling the police on people of color for simply existing isn’t just annoying. It can be dangerous. Could the solution lie in how 9-1-1 workers dispatch calls?

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Lives Collide After Police Killing in Ava DuVernay's 'The Red Line'

Ava DuVernay produces the ensemble drama for CBS.

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Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer could be back on the street in just over three years.

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New Website Maps Systems That Oppress Black Women and Girls

Color of Change launched BlackWomenToo.com in tandem with the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly.”

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'Kikis With Louie' Gives LGBTQ Community Tips for Surviving Police Encounters

Creator Lincoln Mondy also shares his most traumatic encounter with police.

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Eric Reid Uses Cleats to Celebrate Activist Art and Kaep's Cause

New Orleans-based artist Brandan Bmike Odums designed the Carolina Panthers safety’s cleats with references to the Black Panther Party.

Grace Miranda, a young Latinx, holds a sign that reads "Stand Your Ground equals Kill At Will" at a rally in the daytime with four other protestors behind her holding signs.

Florida Police Can Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Deadly Shootings, Court Rules

Critics say the decision will make it more difficult to hold law enforcement officers criminally responsible for on-duty killings.

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Black Brainiacs Time Travel to Stop Police Violence in 'See You Yesterday'

“I made this film because I don’t want the conversation on police brutality to slow down,” says director Stephon Bailey about his Netflix project, which is produced by Spike Lee.

Emantic Bradford Jr. Black man in green and brown army fatigues and hat with black text reading "U.S. ARMY" poses in front of white sink and white and green tiles

Black Gun Owners On Racial Profiling and Emantic Bradford Jr.

NRA members Reverend Kenn Blanchard and Ainsley Reynolds discuss why law enforcement doesn’t see them as “good guys with guns.”

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READ: New York City Theater Explores Black Death

The Undefeated looks at on- and off-Broadway plays that take on the specter of anti-Black violence, both intimate and structural, during this theater season.

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New Sandra Bland Documentary Calls On World to 'Say Her Name'

The feature-length documentary follows Bland’s family as they try to answer the questions surrounding her 2015 death in police custody.

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Alleged Mall Shooter Arrested, Police Still Can't Explain Why Officer Killed Emantic Bradford Jr.

The family of the Black man shot and killed by a police officer on Thanksgiving night is still waiting for the truth.

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'They Can Only Stretch the Bond. They Can't Break It.'

Michael Africa Jr. was born behind bars in 1978, right before his political prisoner parents were sentenced to 30 to 100 years. In 2018, for the first time in his life, Africa saw his mom and dad free and in the same space. Here’s a family story, 40 years in the making.

Eric Garner's Mother Responds as Officer Who Killed Her Son Finally Faces Disciplinary Hearing

“If this disciplinary hearing does not lead to a trial and Pantaleo losing his job, it will be a sham and a miscarriage of justice, plain and simple.”

Niecy Nash. Black woman in tan shirt and maroon checked blazer in front of tan curtains in inset near images of White people on blue background with white text reading "1-800-WYT-FEAR" and yellow and white text surrounding images

The Hotline for Folks Afraid of Black People Living Their Lives

Niecy Nash stars in a new video as the creator of the (working!) hotline, which is aimed at calming racist fears.

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Rihanna Says No to the Super Bowl

The singer reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with blacklisted NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick.

A Black woman wearing all white holds a green sign that says "No Goode Way" and a red, black and green flag.

[WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE

Philadelphia recently named a street after the city’s first Black mayor, W. Wilson Goode Sr. Activists say that the renaming hurts given that Goode facilitated the fatal 1985 bombing of the home where the Black liberation and environmentalist group MOVE lived. Colorlines captured an October protest imbued with spirituality. 

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Watch 'The Hate U Give' Take On 'The Talk'

A teaser for the upcoming screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ Black Lives Matter-inspired book features Russell Hornsby teaching his character’s young children about the dangers of police violence.

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Tamir Rice's Mom Wants to Know Why Another Ohio PD Hired the Troubled Cop Who Killed Her Son (Updated)

Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was offered a new police job at another Ohio department. Rice’s mother, Samaria, is demanding answers.

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Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.