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