Why I’m Not Cheering Dylan Roof’s Death Sentence

by George Johnson

I was sitting at my desk when I saw the headline flash across the computer screen: “Verdict in Charleston Church Case.” A rush of... Read More


SC Prosecutor Wants First Trial for Charleston Shooter

by #teamEBONY

On Tuesday, a public protest over who goes first in Charleston shooter Dylann Roof's upcoming death penalty trials broke out in a South Carolina... Read More


Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Charleston Shooter

by #teamEBONY

The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a... Read More

Dylann Roof

Charleston Shooter to Face Death Penalty

by #teamEBONY

The state prosecutor in charge of trying Dylann Roof in what authorities have said was the racially motivated killing of nine black people inside... Read More

Georgia Justice

Racist Death Penalty Case to be Reviewed by Supreme Court

by Slate

The prosecutors seeking to send Timothy Tyrone Foster to death row went about their job in a curious manner. During jury selection, they highlighted... Read More

S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

14-Year-Old George Stinney Jr., Executed in 1944, Exonerated

by #teamEBONY

An African-American boy, George Stinney Jr., who was executed at age 14 in the killing of two young White girls has been exonerated in... Read More

Okla. killer dies after botched execution

Clayton Lockett Dies 40 Minutes After Botched Lethal Injection

by #teamEBONY

Clayton Lockett takes over 40 minutes to die as execution goes wrong.  An Oklahoma death row inmate died of a heart attack Tuesday night... Read More

Why Whites Support Capital Punishment

Why Whites Support the Death Penalty More than Blacks Do

by Slate

White America's support of the death penalty is largely rooted in a fear of Black people. Our cultural attitudes are unconsciously shaped by our... Read More

A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed

Soon-to-be Executed Ray Jasper Speaks

by #teamEBONY

Mr. Nolan, when I first responded to you, I didn't think that it would cause people to reach out to me and voice their... Read More

George Stinney Jr.

Film to Explore George Stinney, Jr. Execution

by Kristin Braswell

In 1944 in Alcolu, South Carolina, a then-14-year-old George Stinney Jr. was outside tending to his family's cows with his sister Amie. The siblings... Read More