DOJ gets backlash from NAACP over settling cases without consent decrees

The Department of Justice is getting backlash from the NAACP after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees.

Mumia supporters’ demand to DA: Release the files!

Supporters from “The Mobilization for Mumia” converged at the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, (3 South Penn Square) on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 30, to pressure them to comply with a recent court order instructing them to release all files ...

Amazon buying Whole Foods? RWDSU looks at it suspiciously

It’s a big game of Monopoly played by only one person.

AFT thanks Trump for apprenticeship programs…with a caveat

Last week in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would allow industries to create more apprenticeship programs.

High-ranking official arrested over Flint water crisis

Five health officials in Flint, Mich., are being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with contamination of the city’s water that caused 14 deaths.

Cuba sí, Trump no!

When The Nation magazine in a recent announcement assured those interested in taking its tours to Cuba that everything was all right, it spelled out President Trump’s new restrictions on the constitutional rights to travel to Cuba.

Suspicious death of Black man in Mississippi recalls state’s haunting past

The recent killings of two Black men in Mississippi are raising serious questions about whether or not the deaths were the result of lynchings.

Cop acquittal in Philando Castile case stirs protest

“You are next” That is what the mother of Philando Castile, Valerie Castile, said to the public June 16 when she learned about the verdict on Jeronimo Yanez. Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Castile during a traffic ...

Pregnant Mom shot and killed by Seattle cops

Several dozen demonstrators gathered and marched through Harlem Monday to protest the shooting death of a pregnant Black woman by the Seattle police.

Milwaukee ex-cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith found not guilty

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith during an August 2016 foot chase, was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide on Wednesday.

Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

What's most shocking is how fast it happened.

O.J. Simpson parole hearing set for July

O.J. Simpson may be one step closer to becoming a free man.

Settlement reached in Michael Brown civil lawsuit

The family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, has reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says

Rambunctious third-graders filled a classroom in Seattle on a crisp autumn day. One of the students dropped his backpack, and horror ensued.

Bill Cosby's attorney says he is worried about entertainer's health

Bill Cosby's defense lawyer says he is concerned about the entertainer's health following what he described as an "unfair" aggravated indecent assault trial that ended in a mistrial Saturday.