Oklahoma

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

A DA will not prosecute a deaf man beaten by police who couldn't hear their orders. It cost too much to hire a sign language interpreter.

As two separate investigations continue, led by the Justice Department and the Tulsa County District Attorney's office, more details emerge regarding Crutcher and Betty Shelby, the officer who fatally shot Crutcher in the middle of the road as he walked with his hands up towards his SUV.

Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma man, is dead after police shot him. Like many before him, Crutcher was Black and unarmed.

Grandmother Geneva Smith said she handcuffed, dragged to the police car and thrown in jail for being an innocent bystander while her son was arrested.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's report listed the probable cause of death as asphyxiation due to "manual compression of the neck."

Bates was found guilty last month of second-degree murder for the April 2, 2015 gun sting operation in Tulsa, Oklahoma that left Harris dead.

Oklahoma has executed 112 inmates since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

Attorneys for the NAACP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of the residents and businesses affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The suit filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court says the individuals tasked to evaluate the water quality failed to test and treat the water, leading to contamination. Ten people are named […]