On a Tuesday evening in April 2018, a black man who appeared to be suffering from a mental crisis ran through the crowded Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall in Los Angeles armed with a long kitchen knife. When commanded by police to drop the knife, he did not comply, so the officers began shooting at him as customers…
The white former East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the back goes on trial Tuesday, potentially facing life behind bars.
Looks like there may be an entirely new meaning to New Jersey’s nickname as “The Garden State.” Lawmakers voted Monday to advance bills that would legalize marijuana in the state and expunge prior convictions related to marijuana.
One year ago today, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two police officers as he stood in the backyard of his grandparents’ home in the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif.
Former medical school classmates of an emergency room physician who was shot and killed by her ex-fiancée in a shooting last year at Mercy Hospital in Chicago have created a scholarship fund to honor her with a medical school scholarship created in her name.
Walking while black, waiting for an Uber while black, swimming while black, entering an apartment building while black, selling water while black, barbecuing while black; simply existing while black has become a headline-worthy situation as black people doing nothing more than going about their daily lives have become…
When 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two police officers in the backyard of his grandparents’ house in March 2018, the Sacramento Police Department released officer body camera footage as well as footage captured by a Sacramento sheriff’s helicopter within days of the shooting. The city has its own…
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was sentenced in a Washington, D.C., federal court Wednesday to an additional 43 months in prison for conspiracy and fraud.
Remember last month when your little “president” declared a national emergency because he wasn’t getting the money for his stupid wall he felt he should get?
There are 737 people on death row in California, and on Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom gave them all a reprieve because he believes the death penalty is immoral and discriminatory.
Whenever people try to tell me that affirmative action admissions policies give black people (and by extension other nonblack people of color) an unfair advantage, I always have to remind them that the deck is stacked against us in the first place. White privilege, systemic and institutionalized racism and nepotism…
It’s hard out here for Trump supporters who wear MAGA hats.
An Illinois grand jury has indicted Empire actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony charges related the alleged hate attack he reported on Jan. 29.
After both the Sacramento district attorney and the California state attorney general both declined to press criminal charges against the officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark in the backyard of his grandparents’ home nearly a year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would be…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that House Democrats plan to introduce a bill that would replace the open internet protections that were in place until the Federal Communications Commission repealed them in December 2017.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that he will not be running for president. He will, however, be working to make sure the “right” Democratic candidate wins.
Just when you thought the rhetoric spewed by conservative pundit and token “Trump-loving” black woman Candace Owens couldn’t get any worse, she had a veritable “hold my beer” moment during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday when she said racism doesn’t exist in America because she herself…
“I want to start by saying a few things, the most important of which is an apology to the Clark family.”
On the final night of February 2019, CNN’s Don Lemon openly said what we had all been thinking for the last 28 days—this was the worst Black History Month ever.
Spike Lee’s popular film, BlacKkKlansman, tells the story of black police officer Ron Stallworth, who infiltrated his local Colorado Ku Klux Klan chapter in the 1970s in order to expose its members. The film won Lee his first competitive Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.