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Girlfriend of Black man shot by police in Ohio killed in car crash

Reports indicate that the girlfriend of a Black man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart has died.

Illinois taping law disputed

Proposed changes to the Illinois “eavesdropping law” is getting backlash because it could discourage people from making video recordings of law-enforcement officers.

Supreme Court excuses cop’s ignorance of the law, Sotomayor finds fault in ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire.

A city mourns, a mayor squirms

Caught between contending forces, Mayor Bill de Blasio is struggling to find a comfort zone, and the only bridge over this heated political chasm is Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Free Mumia campaign continues during 33rd anniversary of his incarceration

Dec. 9 marked the 33rd anniversary of the near-fatal shooting and brutal beating and incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the hands of Philadelphia police.

Weekend marches in DC and New York make mark

s the whole world looks on, with solidarity marches from Africa to Europe and India, the nation continues to voice its outrage over the police brutality cases that have taken place throughout the U.S.

New dawn for US-Cuba relations

President Barack Obama announced the beginning of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba Wednesday, ending more than 50 years of diplomatic and economic embargo.

National March Against Police Violence

Memories and images of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Akai Gurley are sure to abound Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Freedom Plaza in the nation’s capital, when the parents and loved ones of these young Black ...

Reporters appear on ARISE News to discuss Eric Garner case

A panel on New York reporters, including Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde, discussed national response to the Eric Garner case on Friday, Dec. 5.

First family supports Small Business Saturday

The first family reportedly took part in Small Business Saturday by heading out to Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose.

Tamir Rice, carrying a pellet gun, shot by officers in Cleveland

Trayvon Martin. Akai Gurley. Michael Brown. Now add Tamir Rice to the list.

Leaders react to lack of indictment in Eric Garner killing

Several groups and elected officials are weighing in on the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner.

Grand Fury in Ferguson

No Indictment! And things in Ferguson went from grand jury to grand fury.

Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

On the heels of Attorney General Eric Holder tendering his resignation, President Obama announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning.

Lawsuit accuses Ferguson police officer of rape

With the pending grand jury decision regarding Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the national news, the suburb of St. Louis can do with some good news.