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.
Gov't Says Thousands More Migrant Children Were Separated From Families Than Reported
The Trump administration began its family separation policy earlier than what was originally reported.
STUDY: Why the Ban on Pell Grants for Incarcerated People Should Be Lifted
Postsecondary education greatly increases employment opportunities and wages for the formerly incarcerated.
Justice in America Podcast Co-Hosts Shout Out Criminal Justice Reformers
As the show returns for a second season, Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith III talk to Colorlines about the activists and organizations fighting to remake the nation’s criminal justice system.
Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship on Census
“We must continue to stay vigilant and not let this administration use yet another mechanism to devalue and stifle the voices of people of color.”
Charities Step Up as Government Fails to Help Released Migrants
But how long can they continue to help without buckling under the financial pressure?
Shutdown Leaves Asylum-Seekers in Limbo
People seeking asylum in the United States could find themselves waiting years to have their cases heard.
How Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration
A new animated video from Color of Change anchors the group’s 100 Days of Justice campaign to hold reform-minded prosecutors accountable.
Just 12 Non-U.S. Citizens on Terror Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border
As the Trump administration struggles to justify the need for a border wall, Vice President Mike Pence makes misleading claims about the number of “known or suspected terrorists” trying to enter the United States.
Trial Begins to Halt Trump's Termination of TPS for Haitians
As more than 50,000 Haitians face possible deportation, plaintiffs and immigration advocates gather outside the federal courthouse where their fates will be decided.
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.”
Sex Trafficking Survivor Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency
Brown: “With God’s help, I am committed to live the rest of my life helping others, especially young people. My hope is to help other young girls avoid ending up where I have been.”
Judge Temporarily Blocks ICE Agents From Arresting Cambodian Refugees
Many of those targeted fled the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror as children, but are now facing deportation orders.
Young Immigrants Escaping Abuse Face Green Card Denials From U.S. Government
Applicants must file paperwork before they turn 21, but the Trump administration is rejecting applications for some who have celebrated their 18th birthdays.
Agents Fire Tear Gas at Migrants Attempting to Cross Southern Border
A Department of Homeland Security official called the families seeking asylum a “violent mob.” An eyewitness said otherwise.
Colorlines Favorites of 2018: Meek Mill Seeks Redemption on 'Championships'
The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2018 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing writer Shani Saxon dives into why Meek Mill’s “Championships” was the year’s best album.
Federal Judge Blocks Restrictions on Who Can Seek Asylum
He ruled that the Trump administration’s policy of denying asylum for survivors of domestic and gang violence is “arbitrary, capricious and in violation of the immigration law.”
Asylum-Seekers Camp on U.S. Soil, Demand Immediate Processing
A group of Honduran migrants are challenging a United States’ decision to make people wait in Mexico if the nation is experiencing capacity strains.
Border Protection Didn't Tell Congress About Death of 7-Year-Old Migrant to Avoid 'Politicizing' Her Passing
Representative Joaquin Castro: “This is going to be a very serious problem for him and an issue that the next Congress will look into.”
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.