Authorities admit Compton deputy killed innocent Black man

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department acknowledged Aug. 9 that a deputy shot and killed an unarmed Black man who they said was mistakenly identified as a suspect in a carjacking and confirmed he was not involved, again bringing into question ...

Chicago PD accused of using street justice

Chicago Police Department body camera videos released recently have revealed several important details surrounding the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male.

Black Lives Matter seeks diverse support

The latest deaths of Black people at the hands of police led Jaime Sunwoo to undertake something she had always struggled with: a conversation with her parents about race.

Black therapist: Police shot me with my hands up

A Black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street said he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was ...

SCLC program to end crimes against Blacks

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is launching a two-prong Neighborhood Patrol Initiative aimed at ending “Black-on-Black and Blue-on-Black crime,” President Charles Steele Jr. announced at the group’s annual ...

Half of arrestees where Castile died are Black

Police in the suburban St. Paul area where Philando Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop have disproportionately arrested African Americans, according to an analysis of data provided by the department that shows nearly half of the people ...

Community cookout offers opens dialogue

Wichita police hosted a free community cookout to open a dialogue amid racial tensions across the country.

Two Black men killed by police within 24 hours

“Stay with me,” she pleaded to Philando Castile who had just been shot by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop.

SCLC names international headquarters after president Charles Steele

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Atlanta-based civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has named its international headquarters at 320 Auburn Ave., N.E. in honor of Charles Steele Jr., its current president and CEO.

Supreme Court upends all-White jury verdict, death sentence

The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a Black Georgia man May 23 because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African Americans from the all-White jury that determined his fate in the case of Foster v. Chatman, ...

Virginia GOP filed lawsuit to block felons from voting

Virginia Republicans asked the state’s highest court Monday to block more than 200,000 felons from voting in November, arguing that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe abused his power by restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicts who’ve completed their sentences.

Remembering Afeni Shakur: Businesswoman, activist and mother of rapper Tupac Shakur

Afeni Shakur, activist and former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said May 3. She ...

Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.

Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

Club to restore 1904 African American orphanage

A 4-H Club wants to restore a Springfield building that was an orphanage for African Americans.