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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.

Brooklyn DA moves to set wrongly convicted man free after 29 years in prison

A Brooklyn man who spent nearly 30 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murder is expected to be released Wednesday.

Mutulu Shakur up for parole

After being a political prisoner of war for nearly three decades, Dr. Mutulu Shakur was considered for parole by a California Victorville Federal Correctional Facility board Aug. 12.

Eric Garner’s family plans to slap city with $75 million lawsuit

The family of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent prohibited chokehold by a police officer in July, plans to sue the city and the New York Police Department for $75 million.

Parole board approves Sundiata Acoli’s release

The appeals panel found that the 2011 parole board ignored evidence that was beneficial to Acoli.

Lawmakers rally to reform laws that will reduce unfair convictions

When it comes to justice, we should have a system in place that allows us to find the truth, as opposed to prosecutors or defense teams trying to win a case”

Students walk out of Newark schools

More than 200 Newark high school students left class last week and marched to Military Park in downtown Newark.

Victims of police violence share their stories at public forum in Newark

Public records document 418 incidents of police misconduct over two and a half years in Newark.

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