NAACP launching investigation into suspicious death of Black attorney in Connecticut

The mysterious death of a Black attorney in Redding, Conn. has ignited suspicions, prompting the state’s NAACP chapter to launch its own investigation.

Cincinnati campus police Officer Raymond Tensing charged for Sam Dubose killing

This morning, University of Cincinnati officer Raymond Tensing, 25, has been arraigned after being charged with the murder of 45-year-old Sam Dubose.

Questions remain as Sandra Bland is laid to rest

“I am the mama and I’m telling you that baby did not take herself out,” said Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, when she gave her daughter’s eulogy at her funeral Saturday.

‘Karibu, President Obama’

President Barack Obama was boogieing in Africa.

Obama's return: The President visits the Motherland

While Republicans in the U.S. probably turned a whiter shade of pale, Obama explained that he was making the point that when it is time to leave office—it is time to leave.

What the removal of the rebel flag really means

When South Carolina finally removed the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds, the action capped a volatile and often heated debate in the state Legislature (with passions running high on both sides of the issue), as well as in the ...

Nation in outrage: What happened to Sandra Bland?

“Here in Texas, we are not afraid of ISIS,” stated the Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple, at a press conference about the death of Black, 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who died July 13 in a Texas jail. “We are ...

Mothers Mourn: Families of men killed by police come together

“I’m feeling a little overwhelmed, kind of emotional, trying to fight back my tears,” Esaw Garner told the Amsterdam News, “but all the support from the people empowers me to keep getting the word out that we want justice for ...

Straight Black Pride Movement claims to be under attack by LGBTQ community

President Barack Obama’s signing into law same-sex marriage last month has not swayed a certain segment of the population, who were unaware that his 2007 campaign pledge to bring about change also included legalizing gay marriage in the land of ...

Million People’s March against police brutality, racial injustice and economic inequality

After more than six months of planning and promotion, the Million People’s March against police brutality is set to take place this Saturday in Newark N.J.

Protest marks year since death of Eric Garner

Dozens of demonstrators rallied on Staten Island Monday night to commemorate in advance of the one- year anniversary death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who was placed in what Police Commissioner William Bratton called a “prohibited” chokehold by ...

Cuomo appoints state AG to prosecute cop-involved killings

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will oversee cases of police-involved civilian deaths.

Inclusion and the Academy

Inclusion, the noun, is defined as “the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure,” and this is the word that most creative people of color are using to describe the continued issue they ...

'Money isn't justice:' says Sharpton as City settles in Eric Garner case

It is one year later. Eric Garner, locked in a chokehold by officer Daniel Pantaleo, died on video.

Cosby confesses what his wife has known

What public records disclosed about Bill Cosby last week regarding the purchasing of Quaaludes apparently comes as no surprise to his wife, Camille.