Video shows police officer hitting 14-year-old girl twice after she’s pinned to the ground

A viral video of a police officer hitting a 14-year-old girl during an arrest has caused outrage in a Florida community.

Washington State strikes down death penalty

Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled this month that the application of the death penalty statewide is unconstitutional.

Poll worker volunteer dedicates nearly 80 years, inspires all to vote

Laura Wooten is on a mission. The 97-year-old’s desire is to see citizens exercise their civic duty by voting. This has been her mission for more than seven decades while working the election polls through the administrations of nearly 15 ...

Voter registration push as deadline draws near

Across the nation, advocates are making their final push to get people registered to vote in time for the upcoming November midterm election.

Black man handcuffed while trying to move a TV into his new house

Karle Robinson, a 61-year old African-American man from Kansas, was recently handcuffed by a police officer when he was moving into his own home, suspecting him as a burglar in his own house.

Kanye West to visit Trump, discuss prison reform, violence

Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House.

Paterson police officers under fire for brutal arrest of unarmed deaf Black man

Shocking viral video of police aggressively detaining a deaf Black man in Paterson, N.J., is now under investigation.

Suge Knight settles on 28-year sentence

Last Thursday, Sept. 20, attorneys for former record executive Marion “Suge” Knight, 53, agreed to a plea deal that will sentence him to 28 years in prison when they return to court Oct. 4. He has remained incarcerated since the ...

Black software developer launches two new apps focused on Black history

Hugh Smith, the owner of Quikthinking Software, has released new apps featuring quotes and oral histories from important Black figures.

Black woman in Texas begins prison sentence for voting

With the midterm elections just weeks away, activists and others are keeping keen eyes on any semblance of voter suppression – or worse.

Online petition launched to stop Child Protective Services from unlawfully abducting children

A new online petition has been launched by an African American activist named Cecelia Evertez from Newton, Connecticut.

Bill Cosby, ‘America’s Dad,’ sentenced to 3 to 10 years

Bill Cosby, “America’s Dad,” was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison Tuesday by Judge Steven O’Neill in Norristown, Pa. After citing that Cosby was a “sexually violent predator,” O’Neill denied him bail during the pending appeals.

Weekly protest in Newark honors Colin Kaepernick

Social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colin Kaepernick during their weekly Justice Monday rally against police brutality in Newark.

White cop fatally shoots Black man after entering wrong apartment

Outrage continues in Texas over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man who was sitting in his home when a white officer entered and fatally shot him.

Black church sends message to Trump White House in two-day ‘Call to Conscience’

As America prepares to return to the polls for midterm elections amid racial tensions, continued economic inequities and a president who appears to embrace racism and shun truth, thousands of Black church leaders and parishioners answered a “Call to Conscience/Day ...