Parents of dead Georgia teen continue fight

Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside of a gym mat at Lowndes County High School In January

Use of stun guns, pepper spray in Texas schools gone wild

Several civil rights groups in Texas are urging the state to end the use of tasers and pepper spray in schools

De Blasio appoints William Bratton as Police Comissioner

In one of his most important appointments, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio selected Bill Bratton to serve as NYPD Comissioner

Marissa Alexander released on bond, still faces trial

Floridian mother Marissa Alexander is free on bail in stand your ground trial

Walmart protests shine light on Black Friday

Knowing that many Americans will make their Black Friday pilgrimage to Walmart, the company’s employees and community supporters held protests across the nation demanding a living wage and better benefits. Over 1,500 protests were held against the company, expressing outrage ...

Communities United for Police Reform hosts forum on policing and redefining public safety

Communities United for Police Reform hosted an open dialogue at the Talking Transition tent in Chelsea on the future of public safety in New York City

Kyam Livingston’s family files wrongful death suit

Kyam Livingston’s family, elected officials and community leaders announce the filing of a federal lawsuit in connection to her death

Last of Scottsboro Boys pardoned

Three of the last Scottsboro Boys—African-American youths falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931—were granted posthumous pardons by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Marissa Alexander offers conditions for release

The Black Floridian woman who was facing 20 years in prison for shooting warning shots at her abusive ex-husband is reportedly offering conditions to a judge if she is released

Stop-and-frisk unconstitutional ruling upheld

The United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals denied the city’s lawyers’ request to overturn Federal District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling that the NYPD had violated the U.S. Constitution

City Council holds hearing on ‘shop-and-frisk’

The City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights and the Committee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the recent allegations of racial profiling at Macy’s and Barneys.

Black churches slam Latino organizations silence on Trayvon Martin

The National Black Church Initiative is mystified and shocked at the Latino community’s refusal to condemn the George Zimmerman verdict

City College student protestors supported in court

on Tuesday Khalil Vasquez and Tafadar “Taffy” Sourov were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges connected to student demonstrations at City College.

Domestic abuse charges land Zimmerman new charges

Reports indicate that Zimmerman was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault after pointing a gun at his pregnant girlfriend, putting two lives in danger.

‘Bloomberg Strikes Back! Emergency Town Hall on Stop and Frisk’

A packed house attended the “Bloomberg Strikes Back! Emergency Town Hall on Stop and Frisk” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Restoration Plaza in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. At the event, which was organized by the Communities United for Police ...