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Chicago Cop Who Quit Force After Shooting and Killing Rekia Boyd Wants All Evidence of His Criminal Case Erased

Chicago Cop Who Quit Force After Shooting and Killing Rekia Boyd Wants All Evidence of His Criminal Case Erased

The then off-duty Chicago cop who fired his gun out of his car window, striking and killing Rekia Boyd, an innocent bystander, now wants all evidence of the criminal case filed against him cleared
#AtatianaJefferson: Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed the 28-Year-Old Black Woman Is Charged With Murder

#AtatianaJefferson: Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed the 28-Year-Old Black Woman Is Charged With Murder

The Fort Worth, Texas, cop who shot into Atatiana Jefferson’s bedroom window and killed her as she was playing a video game with her 8-year-old nephew was arrested and charged with murder Monday. Read
Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This No. 1 Bestseller About Race?

Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This No. 1 Bestseller About Race?

A Georgia school district has blacklisted a bestselling book for teens dealing with race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and the glare of the white gaze, effectively banning the book from
#AtatianaJefferson: Evidence Points to a Frightened Woman Taking Up Arms to Protect Herself and Her Young Nephew

#AtatianaJefferson: Evidence Points to a Frightened Woman Taking Up Arms to Protect Herself and Her Young Nephew

An 8-year-old’s eyewitness account of what preceded his aunt being violently taken from him in an instant, felled by a police officer’s bullet, points to a woman who took out her gun to protect
The darker your skin the more likely you’ll end up in an American jail

The darker your skin the more likely you’ll end up in an American jail

Light-skinned African Americans have a 36% chance of going to jail in their lifetimes. Dark-skinned African Americans, meanwhile, have a 66% chance.
Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral

Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral

NBA star Harrison Barnes has offered to pay for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, the 28-year-old woman shot and killed in her own home by a Fort Worth, Texas, cop as she played video games with her
Black Woman Wins $205,000 Settlement After Charging Texas Cop Yanked Out Her Tampon in the Middle of the Street

Black Woman Wins $205,000 Settlement After Charging Texas Cop Yanked Out Her Tampon in the Middle of the Street

A woman has agreed to accept a payout of $205,000 from the city of San Antonio, Texas, to settle her suit charging that her constitutional rights were violated when a cop not only performed a vaginal
Ex Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Is Set to Appeal Her Murder Conviction in the Shooting Death of Botham Jean

Ex Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Is Set to Appeal Her Murder Conviction in the Shooting Death of Botham Jean

Well, that didn’t take long. The former Dallas cop convicted of murder this month for fatally shooting her upstairs neighbor has filed notice that she plans to appeal the verdict. Read more...
Victor Davis Hanson: Universities Breed 'Woke and Broke' Graduates

Victor Davis Hanson: Universities Breed 'Woke and Broke' Graduates

Conservative writer Victor Davis Hanson is concerned about the quality of college graduates being produced by American universities and colleges in the modern era, who he describes as "woke and
The 2010s Were the Decade When Black Protest Music Went Mainstream

The 2010s Were the Decade When Black Protest Music Went Mainstream

Beyoncé, Solange, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Rihanna released provocative, forward-thinking albums during the rise of the Trump candidacy, solidifying Black music's legacy as protest music.
NFL arranges private workout with Colin Kaepernick for teams to consider adding him to their roster

NFL arranges private workout with Colin Kaepernick for teams to consider adding him to their roster

The National Football League has arranged for a private workout of Colin Kaepernick for teams to consider adding him to their rosters after his long absence from the popular sport league. The NFL
'We Have to Do More': Champion Ally Megan Rapinoe Thanked Kaepernick, Tarana Burke and Black Lives Matter in 'Woman of the Year' Speech

'We Have to Do More': Champion Ally Megan Rapinoe Thanked Kaepernick, Tarana Burke and Black Lives Matter in 'Woman of the Year' Speech

If you follow The Root on a regular basis, you know white women warrant a surprising amount of our coverage. This is not because this is a site for or about white women (quite to the contrary). It’s