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Chicago, aka 'Chi-raq' likely to top 2015 in number of shootings

Chicago is on track to cross a disturbing threshold and top the number of shootings and homicides in the city in 2015. It's not a war zone, but it helps explain why some people who live there call it Chi-raq, ...

Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge killed; 2 brothers charged

Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge.

Police: Student fatally stabbed in 'large fight' on Cornell campus

One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said.

US Attorney’s Office fails to indict Bridgeton police officers involved in fatal shooting of Jerame Reid

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced this week that after a federal investigation, there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges in connection with the fatal 2014 shooting of Jerame C. Reid.

From Nat Turner to Nate Parker

Nat Turner’s slave rebellion occurred in Virginia in 1831, but it has a fresh round of currency and controversy with “The Birth of a Nation,” actor, director and producer Nate Parker’s film depicting what was a bloody uprising.

Police officer who killed Philando Castile goes back to work

The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile in Minnesota during a traffic stop in July is back on the job.

Obama visits Louisiana after historic flooding

In what has been called the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, waters are finally receding in southern Louisiana from the recent devastating historic floods.

Civil rights journalist and Black press columnist George Curry dead at 69

Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was ...

Are police ticketing practices creating a tinder box in Black community?

It's not just about police killing Black men. It's deeper than that.

When Trump’s stereotyping actually is practiced by US immigration

Although many—myself included—frown, chastise, deride and scoff at the stereotyping and bigotry being spewed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump towards Muslims and immigrants, the harsh reality is that stereotyping by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents is happening daily ...

Louisiana flood: Worst US disaster since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says

The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said.

7 Chicago cops recommended for firing in Laquan McDonald death

Seven Chicago officers have been recommended for firing in relation to the shooting death of teenager Laquan McDonald, Chicago police said.

International Day of Remembrance at Key West African Cemetery

Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m, the Key West African Cemetery in Key West, Fla., will host an International Day of Remembrance of the victims of the slave trade and its termination.

Illinois government wants young drivers to learn how to deal with police

The Illinois state government wants young drivers to learn how to handle being pulled over by the police.

Korryn Gaines—Killed by Baltimore cops, questions linger

A 23-year-old Black woman shot and killed by police in Baltimore continues to deepen a rift between law enforcement and the community in the city.

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