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Suspect charged with manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting death

Days after the suspect in the fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight was released, sparking allegations of racial bias by police, the Jefferson Parish sheriff announced Tuesday that Ronald Gasser was back in custody, charged with manslaughter.

No easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, environmentalists and allies achieved a major victory this week—for now.

Discrimination suit alleges black applicants passed by for temp jobs

On Tuesday, attorneys for five Black workers filed a class action lawsuit in federal court alleging that MVP Staffing and seven of its clients discriminated against black workers and failed to assign them work.

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in November

The Black unemployment rate improved from 8.6 percent in October to 8.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Suspect charged with manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting death

Days after the suspect in the fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight was released, sparking allegations of racial bias by police, the Jefferson Parish sheriff announced Tuesday that Ronald Gasser was back in custody, charged with manslaughter.

Judge declares mistrial in Michael Slager trial

A prosecutor vowed Monday to retry a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist in North Charleston, South Carolina, after the jury failed to reach a verdict following 22 hours of deliberation.

From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack movement is real

It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad.

Man released in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

A man suspected in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight in what appears to be a road rage incident has been released from custody in Louisiana without charges, authorities said Friday.

Keith Scott killing: Protesters upset over lack of charges

More than two months ago, the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott sparked thousands of protesters into the streets of Charlotte.

Chicago tops 700 homicides for the year

Chicago has reached another bloody milestone.

Farewell Fidel

I, like many Black Americans, grew up in a household that supported Fidel Castro and the decades he spent fighting imperial powers.

Political chasms and chaos persist

Setting aside division and finding common ground are not solely matters facing those mourning and not mourning the death of Fidel Castro.

Jury deliberations begin in Michael Slager murder trial

A South Carolina jury began deliberating Wednesday in the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.

Keith Lamont Scott killing: No charges filed against officer, district attorney says

Charlotte police Officer Brentley Vinson's deadly use of force was lawful the day he killed Keith Lamont Scott, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said Wednesday in announcing no charges will be filed in the case.

U.S. Senators demand study on federal advertising in Black-owned media

Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.

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