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Protesters demonstrate with mass ‘die-in’ near Delmar and Skinker

Approximately 150 protestors shut down Delmar and Skinker boulevards and Forest Park Parkway in St. Louis, Mo., this week to mark the 100 days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.

Protestors demand answers in shooting of Kashad Ashford

This past weekend, the People’s Organization for Progress organized a march and rally demanding answers in the death of Kashad Ashford, a 23-year-old Newark man killed by police in September.

Anxieties run high as Ferguson residents await grand jury decision

Missouri and the country at large are waiting anxiously for a grand jury decision that will decide the fate of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Report: Federal civil rights charges unlikely in Michael Brown’s death

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed Black teen Michael Brown, is unlikely to face federal civil rights violation charges because there’s not sufficiently strong evidence, a federal law enforcement official told the Washington Post.

Federal court clears way for stop-and-frisk reforms 

New York City can now move forward and implement its reform measures to overhaul the NYPD’s controversial practice of stop-and-frisk after a federal appeals court rejected police unions’ motions last Friday to block the changes.

Michael Dunn gets life without parole in ‘loud music murder’

After being convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder for the November 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis for blasting his music in a Florida convenience store’s parking lot, Michael Dunn was sentenced to life without parole last Friday.

City Council passes bills to ignore some requests to detain immigrants

New York City will soon start rejecting some requests from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants for deportation, except in limited circumstances, under a package of bills the City Council passed overwhelmingly last week.

Almost half a million Texas voters may be turned away from polls

In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP and other civil rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14.

Leaks from grand jury in Missouri

A sealant is needed on the grand jury proceedings in Ferguson, Mo., but it probably won’t stop the leaks that were disclosed last week.

Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till

Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of that atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy ...

Imam Jamil Al-Amin transferred to general population

Reports released last week revealed that political prisoner of war Jamil Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown, has been transferred out of solitary confinement to the general population at a new prison location.

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson

“Moral Monday” began with an act of civil disobedience led by a diverse group of local and national faith leaders, including prominent activist and author Dr. Cornel West.

18-year-old shot 17 times by police

Just two months after teenager Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson, Mo., policeman Darren Wilson, another unarmed 18-years-young Black male was also fatally shot by a different local area Caucasian cop.

De Blasio, Bratton add four new members to NYPD watchdog group

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appointed four new members, including a former civil rights lawyer, a law professor and former U.S. attorney, a retired NYPD sergeant and a retired transit police chief to sit on the ...

Jonathan Moore new lawyer for the family of Eric Garner

Whenever there’s a high profile story in the city, particularly when the Rev. Al Sharpton is at the center of it, the news media flocks to the National Action Network’s Saturday rallies.

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