Alton Sterling

Feds Decline to Charge Cops in Alton Sterling Case, But Family Still Wants Justice

by #teamEBONY

The federal decision, first reported on Tuesday, that Alton Sterling’s shooting death was not the fault of the policemen who shot him was made... Read More

Black Males

How Young Black Men are Running a Violent Gauntlet of Peril

by Shawn Dove and Anthony Smith

In Baltimore and around the country, we are losing too many young people—especially young Black boys and men—to violence. One of those young people... Read More


How Trump’s Criminal Justice Plan is Really More For-Profit Incarceration

by Jennifer Epps-Addison and Kumar Rao

Donald Trump’s recent moves on criminalization, like his immigration orders, are designed to oppress communities of color by encouraging excessive law enforcement and enticing... Read More

Mural of Freddie Gray

2 Years After Freddie Gray, Justice Dept. Seems to be Backing Away

by #teamEBONY

The Department of Justice said it has “grave concerns” about a consent decree reached with the City of Baltimore during the Obama administration to... Read More

Emmett Till

Justice Delayed? Reopening Emmett Till Case May Catch AG’s Interest

by Madison J. Gray

A meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the family of Emmett Till could result in the reopening of the 62-year-old murder case, stemming... Read More

Jamar Clark

DOJ Report Says Minneapolis Police Kept the Peace During Protest

by #teamEBONY

A review from the Justice Department praised the Minneapolis Police Department for its restraint during an 18-day protest outside of a police station following... Read More


2 Black U.S. Attorneys Resign After Sessions’ Request

by #teamEBONY

Two African-American U.S. Attorneys in Mississippi were on the list of people on Attorney General Jeff Sessions list of people whose resignations he called... Read More


Why Jeff Sessions Could Be the Prison Industry’s Best Friend

by Madison J. Gray

It’s not surprising that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a beeline to reverse one of the Obama administration’s policy changes on prisons. His conservative record... Read More


The Tough Job of Finding a Sanctuary for Black Boys

by Larry J. Walker

A recent investigtion by the U.S. Justice Department focusing on law enforcement in Baltimore substantiates stories from the Black community regarding police misconduct there. While the DOJ report forces... Read More

Federal Probe Into Chicago P.D. Could Dismantle Old, Brutal Methods

Federal Probe Into Chicago P.D. Could Dismantle Old, Brutal Methods

by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

The Chicago way. The term comes up a lot in mob movies, history books and common conversation. The Windy City, after all, got that... Read More