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.

A second surveillance video has emerged in the Michael Brown shooting. The 18-year-old Ferguson, MIssouri, teenager was killed by policeman Darren Wilson on August 9, 2015 after what has been described as a “strong-arm” robbery at a convenience store earlier that day. This video, which was dismissed as having no bearing on the case by […]

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.

In response, the FWPD say they will begin an internal investigation into the matter and will prepare a statement to release to the public.

Charles Barkley may be a basketball icon and popular sports commentator, but his views on race have led many in the Black community to cast him a side-eye. But TNT thought his controversial views would make for compelling TV and signed him up for a six-part TV series on race called The Race Card, airing […]

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 […]