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These Lyin’ Eyes? Cop’s Lawyer Says NYPD Surgeon Saw No Choke Hold in Eric Garner Death

These Lyin’ Eyes? Cop’s Lawyer Says NYPD Surgeon Saw No Choke Hold in Eric Garner Death

The latest twist in the saga to hold New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo responsible in any way for Eric Garner’s death may be the ultimate example of the old saying, “Who you gonna trust? Me or your

Jordan Peele Isn’t Reinventing Horror—We’re Just Finally Ready to Face the Horrors of Real Life

With his reboot of 'The Twilight Zone,' Jordan Peele tackles police brutality, cyberbullying and fake news to highlight a core truth of humanity: that we can be absolutely horrifying.
Mother says son, 10, is ‘traumatized’ after he was arrested for ‘armed robbery’

Mother says son, 10, is ‘traumatized’ after he was arrested for ‘armed robbery’

A ten-year-old boy was handcuffed and arrested for armed robbery. He has since been released from jail, but his mother says he is traumatized and cannot sleep.
White People Didn't Do This: On Nipsey Hussle and Conspiracy Theories

White People Didn't Do This: On Nipsey Hussle and Conspiracy Theories

A few years ago, someone told writer Anna Merlan that I would be a good person to interview for a book she was working on about conspiracy theories. When she informed me that she was going to dedicate
A North Carolina Pizzeria Called the Police to Help Fire a Black Activist Who Was Targeted By ‘Deplorables’

A North Carolina Pizzeria Called the Police to Help Fire a Black Activist Who Was Targeted By ‘Deplorables’

Demonstrators in North Carolina are protesting a pizza chain whose management called for police protection when the owners fired a worker on his day off because the employee’s activism made him the
The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations

The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations

Just a few months after opening, the shaky existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
A Word: How We Fight White Supremacy Reminds Us That ‘We’ Have the Power

A Word: How We Fight White Supremacy Reminds Us That ‘We’ Have the Power

What does it mean to fight white supremacy today? After centuries of trying, those of us actively committed to doing so know that grand gestures are well outnumbered by daily acts expressed in myriad
Judge issues devastating decision in lawsuit by 'Black Lives Matter' leader against Fox News and Judge Jeanine

Judge issues devastating decision in lawsuit by 'Black Lives Matter' leader against Fox News and Judge Jeanine

A judge shut down a defamation lawsuit from Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson against Judge Jeanine Pirro and Fox News on Monday. The lawsuit was tossed out of court based on Pirro's First
Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist

Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist

She’s helped amplify countless black voices across the world, and now, Alicia Garza will have an even larger platform. The Black Lives Matter co-founder, who is also Director of Strategy and
ACLU and Center for Media Justice Sue FBI for Records on Surveillance of Black Activists

ACLU and Center for Media Justice Sue FBI for Records on Surveillance of Black Activists

America has a history of secretly surveilling black organizations that gather in the name of equal rights. It happened during the 1950s and 1960s, through the notorious Counterintelligence Program
Power: For Those Who Survive Police Violence, Their Black Lives Matter, Too [Watch]

Power: For Those Who Survive Police Violence, Their Black Lives Matter, Too [Watch]

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Marie Cullors wears many hats: activist, author, abolitionist, white supremacy slayer. But one role many may not know of Cullors is that of “artist.” Read
California Police Report Minuscule Number Of Racial Profiling Complaints

California Police Report Minuscule Number Of Racial Profiling Complaints

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that...
Mother Demands Answers and Policy Change After Her Son Was Forced to Urinate in Classroom Trash Can

Mother Demands Answers and Policy Change After Her Son Was Forced to Urinate in Classroom Trash Can

Sonia Mongol, mother of an 8-year-old student at Manhattan Place Elementary in Los Angeles, says her son was forced to urinate in a trash can after his teacher refused to let him use the bathroom,
Cops arrested 85 people protesting the killing of Stephon Clark. The mayor wants answers.

Cops arrested 85 people protesting the killing of Stephon Clark. The mayor wants answers.

Sacramento police detained a Sacramento Bee reporter in handcuffs.
High school forces teacher to remove Colin Kaepernick poster

High school forces teacher to remove Colin Kaepernick poster

The teacher at Port Charlotte High School was celebrating Black History Month. The post High school forces teacher to remove Colin Kaepernick poster appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Playwright Loy A. Webb Brings The Light to Where #MeToo, #MuteRKelly and #BlackLivesMatter Converge

Playwright Loy A. Webb Brings The Light to Where #MeToo, #MuteRKelly and #BlackLivesMatter Converge

Three years ago when Loy A. Webb crafted The Light, the burgeoning playwright had no idea where the world would be when her play had its New York premiere last month. Read more...
With On the Come Up, Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Continues Her Crusade: ‘I Can See Myself Writing About Black Girls From Here on Out’

With On the Come Up, Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Continues Her Crusade: ‘I Can See Myself Writing About Black Girls From Here on Out’

Angie Thomas, author of the breakout novel The Hate U Give, remains steadfast about the types of stories she wants to tell, how she wants to tell them and to whom she’s speaking. Read more...
Black & Puerto Rican Caucus requests pro-police artwork be reinstalled in Connecticut Capitol after controversial removal

Black & Puerto Rican Caucus requests pro-police artwork be reinstalled in Connecticut Capitol after controversial removal

A wooden "Thin Blue Line" flag display will be restored to the Connecticut State Capitol after its controversial removal. The artwork, which honors police officers, was removed last week from
Oakland’s 2nd annual Black Joy Parade celebrates energy, creativity, excellence

Oakland’s 2nd annual Black Joy Parade celebrates energy, creativity, excellence

Oakland's second annual Black Joy Parade was a celebration of the black experience embodied in a hyper-positive, family friendly day-long festival.
The Black Cop Behind the White Hood: Ron Stallworth Talks BlacKkKlansman, Unequivocally Supports Black Lives Matter

The Black Cop Behind the White Hood: Ron Stallworth Talks BlacKkKlansman, Unequivocally Supports Black Lives Matter

When I first heard the synopsis for BlacKkKlansman—a black police officer infiltrates the Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white, Jewish surrogate—I thought to myself, “Wow, you