Blacks and criminal justice reform

Two longtime activists argue that the executive clemency process itself has historically shown patterns of racial bias; and that the same holds true even during the Obama presidency.

For decades, old-guard civil rights groups like the National Urban League, the NAACP, and even Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network, have been the go-to groups for elected officials to get a read on the needs and demands of Black voters. But Black Lives Matter, with its tight social media game, has shifted the paradigm, forcing civil rights […]

Davontae Sanford, 23, who served close to nine years in prison for a quadruple homicide, left prison in Ionia, Michigan, Wednesday.

Duane Buck was tried and convicted of murder on charges that he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and another man in 1995.

A Black Illinois woman with felony firearm charges after she fired shots to ward off a gunman who killed her fiancé and the father of her two children.