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Family demands justice for Black teen killed by California police

Temecula, California, is a location that families relocate to, attracted by a better school district in a ‘safer’ neighborhood. The city earned a reputation for being the “second safest city in America.” Yet, Temecula is the location where police fatally ...

Black teen sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a pair of sneakers

Dayonn Davis, 18, has been charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers three years ago.

Man claims police brutality after arrest at Waffle House

A videotape of a May 4 arrest showed 22-year-old Anthony Wall of Fayetteville by a Warsaw police officer outside of a Warsaw Waffle House.

Newspaper apologies for bias coverage of lynchings

Alabama’s capital-city newspaper has published an apology for its “shameful” coverage of mob violence against African Americans, delivering the message on the same day that the first memorial to America’s lynching victims opened a half mile away.

Kaepernick accepts rights award, decries ‘lawful lynching’

Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Missouri has highest Black homicide rate, Kansas in top 10

Missouri has the highest rate of Black homicide victims in the country, with neighboring Kansas coming in the top 10.

Civil rights groups call for congressional action on fatal police shootings

The American Civil Liberties Union, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. called on Congress April 10 to take action in response to the national crisis of fatal police shootings.

Black teen asking for directions shot at by White man

A Black 14-year-old male who was lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood trying to get to school was shot at by a White man after knocking on his door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and ...

NAACP spearheads lawsuit to overhaul plan for 2020 Census

The NAACP is spearheading a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Census Bureau and President Donald Trump, saying the federal government is unprepared for the 2020 Census, which will lead to a massive undercounting of African Americans.

Most Americans say Civil Rights goal unmet

Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as little as 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, according to a new ...

Black marchers see gun violence differently

Of the 343 people killed in Baltimore last year, 295 died by gunfire, more than New York City or Los Angeles, cities with more than 10 times Baltimore’s population. Gun-related deaths accounted for 88 percent of the city’s homicides.

Protest over shooting of unarmed Black man overtakes freeway, game

A protest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man briefly shut down a major California interstate highway and disrupted the start of an NBA game March 22.

Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears

When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn’t hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait.

Leaders say Trump presidency at odds with MLK legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.

Police brutality activist Erica Garner dead at 27

The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

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