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#DariusSmith: 15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Customs Agent; Family Demands Answers

#DariusSmith: 15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Customs Agent; Family Demands Answers

The family of Darius Smith, a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Friday night in Arcadia, Calif., is disputing the official narrative and
White Calif. Man Charged With Hate Crime After Stabbing Black Man With Machete: Report

White Calif. Man Charged With Hate Crime After Stabbing Black Man With Machete: Report

Anthony Hammond, 34, was arrested Saturday night in Clearlake, Calif., after yelling racist slurs at a black man while stabbing him with a machete, authorities say.Read more...
Inglewood, Calif., Cops Who Killed Sleeping Couple in Parked Car Are Off the Force

Inglewood, Calif., Cops Who Killed Sleeping Couple in Parked Car Are Off the Force

A group of Inglewood, Calif., police officers who fatally shot a young couple while they sat in a parked car are no longer on the force.Read more...
Dontre Hamilton: Milwaukee Council Approves $2,300,000 Settlement for Son of Mentally Ill Man Killed by Cop

Dontre Hamilton: Milwaukee Council Approves $2,300,000 Settlement for Son of Mentally Ill Man Killed by Cop

The Milwaukee Common Council has approved a $2.3 million settlement for the young son of Dontre Hamilton, the 31-year-old black man who, on April 30, 2014, had been sleeping on a park bench when,
City of Oakland, Calif., to Pay Nearly $1,000,000 to Teen in Police Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Scandal

City of Oakland, Calif., to Pay Nearly $1,000,000 to Teen in Police Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Scandal

The city of Oakland, Calif., will pay a teen $989,000 to settle her claim against the city after more than a dozen police officers exploited and sexually abused her while she was still underage.Read
Lezley McSpadden, Mike Brown's Mother, Graduates High School On Same Day As Her Daughter

Lezley McSpadden, Mike Brown's Mother, Graduates High School On Same Day As Her Daughter

Lezley McSpadden, 37, mother of Michael Brown Jr. and the Ferguson Movement, graduated from high school last Friday (May 26), 21 years after she left school during her junior year to care for her
Folsom Prison Hunger Strike Continues, Rally This Weekend in Support

Folsom Prison Hunger Strike Continues, Rally This Weekend in Support

The hunger strike at Folsom State Prison continues to go strong, with supporters planning a , in front of the notorious prison located 20 miles outside of Sacramento. Read more...
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Says Not Enough Is Being Done to Save the Lives of Black Children, Considers Running for Office

Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Says Not Enough Is Being Done to Save the Lives of Black Children, Considers Running for Office

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who became an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement after her son was senselessly slaughtered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman five years
Police Chief Wears ‘Police Lives Matter’ Pin but Argues That Firefighter’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Pin Is Political

Police Chief Wears ‘Police Lives Matter’ Pin but Argues That Firefighter’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Pin Is Political

Updated Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:05 p.m. EDT: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Bill Gillespie as having worn and defended the wearing a “Police Lives
#Flint: Judge Rules Residents Can Continue Their Lawsuit Against City, State Officials

#Flint: Judge Rules Residents Can Continue Their Lawsuit Against City, State Officials

Late Monday, a federal judge in Ann Arbor, Mich., ruled that residents may continue with their lawsuit against the city of Flint and top state water officials in Michigan over allegations that they
ACLU Makes the Case for Giving Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Employment

ACLU Makes the Case for Giving Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Employment

One in 3 American adults—70 million in total—have a criminal record, making it difficult for them to re-enter their communities, find gainful employment, build stability and find success after
A Shared History of Struggle Should Unite India’s Dalits and African Americans in the Fight for Equality

A Shared History of Struggle Should Unite India’s Dalits and African Americans in the Fight for Equality

For more than 4,000 years, the Dalits of India were called “the untouchables,” the lowest of the low. The Dalits are at the bottom of the Indian caste hierarchy and are currently the oldest surviving

How a teen magazine botched a North Korea tweet and set the internet ablaze

This is what happens when you conflate racial bias, victim blaming, and the mistreatment of Otto Warmbier. The post How a teen magazine botched a North Korea tweet and set the internet ablaze appeared

The injustice of ‘social justice’ on college campuses

With the exception of a relatively small percentage of sociopaths, psychopaths and otherwise troubled individuals, people generally want to do the right thing. We value freedom (at least, in the

The NFL players who will pick up where Colin Kaepernick left off

With the quarterback jobless, the social justice baton is being passed on. The post The NFL players who will pick up where Colin Kaepernick left off appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Athletes Take A Knee In Response To Trump's Attacks On Colin Kaepernick

Athletes Take A Knee In Response To Trump's Attacks On Colin Kaepernick

Trump delivered an utterly unhinged rant against Colin Kaepernick at his Alabama rally on Friday, calling him a "son of a bitch" and screaming at the rally supporters: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of

How ‘social justice warrior’ went from hero to joke

Is it time to retire the term—or reclaim it? The post How ‘social justice warrior’ went from hero to joke appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Why We Never Talk About Black-on-Black Crime: An Answer to White America’s Most Pressing Question

Why We Never Talk About Black-on-Black Crime: An Answer to White America’s Most Pressing Question

You’ve heard it before. It is the most frequent response to any accusation of police brutality. It is the repeated sleight of hand used to distract and drown out the voices of Black Lives Matter. It
No Justice, No Peace, Just Crooked Police

No Justice, No Peace, Just Crooked Police

Yesterday, they told us once again that what we saw with our very own eyes is not what happened. They switched the narrative, painted another black man as an aggressor who caused his own death, and
Who to Call When You Can't Call the Police

Who to Call When You Can't Call the Police

This weekend, Shaun King, a civil rights activist and writer for the Intercept, posted on his Facebook page that cheerleaders at Kennesaw State University had knelt during the national anthem and were