Feds Won't Charge NYC Officer in Eric Garner's Death
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death at the hands of a New York Police Department officer, the Department of Justice says it will not bring civil rights charges against his killer.
Black Census Project Reveals Electorate's Concerns—and Power
More than half of the 30,000+ survey participants said that politicians do not care about them or their interests.
Watch the Trailer for Laquan McDonald Documentary, '16 Shots'
The Showtime documentary will examine the 17-year-old’s murder at the hands of the Chicago Police Department and the subsequent cover-up.
Sandra Bland's Family Wants Case Reopened After New Arrest Video Surfaces
Bland’s personal cellphone footage of the violent encounter was uncovered by a local Dallas news station.
New Exhibit to Center Jean-Michel Basquiat's Identity and Activism
The Guggenheim Museum will mount “Defacement”: The Untold Story, which explores Basquiat’s formative years as an artist and activist in 1980s NYC.
Federal Prosecutors Open Civil Rights Investigation Into Police Killing of Stephon Clark
It comes on the heels of the California attorney general’s decision to not file criminal charges against the officers identified in the shooting.
Police Arrest Protesters After No Charges for Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark
Demonstrators were taken into custody while protesting the decision not to prosecute two Sacramento cops who fatally shot the unarmed Black man in March 2018.
Lives Collide After Police Killing in Ava DuVernay's 'The Red Line'
Ava DuVernay produces the ensemble drama for CBS.
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.
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.”
'Kikis With Louie' Gives LGBTQ Community Tips for Surviving Police Encounters
Creator Lincoln Mondy also shares his most traumatic encounter with police.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.