Black people and police brutality

The sister of a South Carolina man who was killed by police during a high-speed car chase claimed in a lawsuit that her brother was shot 17 times while laying on the ground.

The defense team for the cop who fatally shot Philando Castile asked prosecutors Tuesday to turn over any evidence supporting any biased and unreliable witnesses.

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said this week that a grand jury will not bring charges against Rolesville High School resource officer Ruben De Los Santos after a video showed the North Carolina cop slamming a 15-year-old female student to the ground in January.

A video released online shows Baltimore police officers violently punching, slapping and nearly choking a 16-year-old boy while handcuffing him near a high school last week.

The family of Ramarley Graham held a rally Thursday night that marked five years after the unarmed Bronx teen's shooting death by New York police officer Richard Haste. Protesters demanded justice and police accountability.

A Black teenager who was slammed to the ground by a cop at a Texas pool party in June 2015 has filed a federal lawsuit for $5 million against the officer Eric Casebolt, the city of Mckinney, Texas and its police department.

Longtime activist and former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown didn’t mince words when it came to characterizing the Black Lives Matter movement. She says the movement’s slogan “hands up, don’t shoot” is grounded in a “plantation mentality.” The harsh criticism of the movement came in an interview with the U.K. site Spiked-online. When […]

In the wake of an extremely violent week, which saw two Black men killed at the hands of police, as well as five police officers in a mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, thousands of protesters took to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter. But one image stood out to many on social media […]

Many Blacks feel they don’t receive enough support for racially charged issues. White coworkers can be left feeling unsure of what to say or do to provide comfort and avoid confrontation. Here’s what our White coworkers can do to be an ally without stirring the pot.