Judge Who Presided Over Philando Castile Case Backs Acquittal

Judge Who Presided Over Philando Castile Case Backs Acquittal

by Shantell E. Jamison

The Minnesota judge who presided over the case against a police officer who fatally shot a 32-year-old Black motorist in July 2016 is publicly... Read More

Settlement Will Stop Four Mississippi Counties from Jailing People Indefinitely Because They Can’t Afford Bail

Settlement Will Stop Four Mississippi Counties from Jailing People Indefinitely Because They Can’t Afford Bail

by Lynn Cooper

The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement agreement in their federal class-action suit Burks v. Scott County, Mississippi, which challenged the county’s practice... Read More

CPD Officers Indicted in Laquan McDonald Killing

CPD Officers Indicted in Laquan McDonald Killing

by Shantell E. Jamison

A grand jury indicted three Chicago police officers Tuesday on felony charges connected to the fatal police killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The officers—two... Read More

Cop Tickets Black Man for Walking Without ID in Jacksonville

Cop Tickets Black Man for Walking Without ID in Jacksonville

by Bene Viera

Walking while black continues to be a crime in good ol’ America. Devonte Shipman of Jacksonville, Florida was issued a $62.50 fine for failing... Read More

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Emmett Till Historical Marker Vandalized Once Again

by Shantell E. Jamison

A historical marker in Money, Miss., commemorating Emmett Till has been vandalized once again. NBC reports that information about Till, the Chicago teenager who... Read More

Disturbing Video Shows Off-Duty Officer Restraining, Threatening Teen

Disturbing Video Shows Off-Duty Officer Restraining, Threatening Teen

by Shantell E. Jamison

A video of a White suburban Illinois police officer pinning down an African-American teen and threatening to kill him for trespassing has gone viral,... Read More

Bill Cosby’s Team Backpeddles on Town Halls to Teach Youth About Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby’s Team Backpeddles on Town Halls to Teach Youth About Sexual Assault

by Bené Viera

We’re not exactly sure what famed comedian Bill Cosby could have taught youth about sexual assault considering he’s not been acquitted of the sexual... Read More

Family of Philando Castile Reaches $3 Million Settlement

Family of Philando Castile Reaches $3 Million Settlement

by Shantell E. Jamison

The family of a Minnesota Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer has been awarded $3 million, CNN reports. Philando Castile,... Read More

Samuel DuBose Shooting Trial Results in Second Hung Jury

Samuel DuBose Shooting Trial Results in Second Hung Jury

by Shantell E. Jamison

An Ohio judge declared a mistrial in the retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally wounded an unarmed Black motorist,... Read More

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Bill Cosby to Teach Youth About Sexual Assault

by #teamEBONY

In today’s what the hell headline news, Bill Cosby, the embattled actor and comedian who has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting more... Read More