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Top Ferguson activist found dead in burning car, police say

A 29-year-old activist who rose to prominence in the protests following the police killing of Michael Brown was found dead in a burning a car in a St. Louis suburb, according to police.

Bill Cosby sex abuse trial scheduled for 2017

After years of accusations and denials, Bill Cosby will finally go on trial next year.

Garvey’s son asks Obama for father’s posthumous pardon

This past Aug. 17., Dr. Julius Garvey led a campaign to have his famous father’s name cleared for an unjust mail fraud conviction by urging the United States’ first Americanized-African president to posthumously pardon him.

North Carolina NAACP to Supreme Court: Uphold HB 589 provisions

The North Carolina NAACP is attempting to thwart the efforts by the state’s government to maintain voter ID laws.

Chicago police move to fire officers in Laquan McDonald shooting

In the latest step of an ongoing effort to heal the mistrust between Chicago law enforcement and city residents, the head of the police department formally moved to fire five officers involved in the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald ...

VIDEO: Spike Lee says Trump trying to capitalize on murder of Dwyane Wade's cousin

Filmmaker Spike Lee said Monday Donald Trump was trying capitalize on the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls player and NBA star Dwyane Wade.

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.