Updated Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:41 p.m. EDT:
Updated Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:45 p.m. EDT: Nicholas Dean has been fired from his position at Crescent Leadership Academy.
With the weight of history bearing down on his shoulders, a resolute calm in his gaze and a slight tremble in his voice that spoke not of nervousness but of a deep awareness that the words he was about to speak would be recited by generations to come, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stepped to the microphone last…
Attorneys Charles E. Lawrence III and Michael T. Scott have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of their client, attorney Carlos E. Moore, against Mississippi state lawmakers who advocated the lynching of people who support the removal of Confederate monuments.
A Tarrant County, Texas, judge declared a mistrial Wednesday morning in the case of a white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who shot a black man holding a barbecue fork in front of his own home.
When discussing the dangers of “____ while black” in this white-settler colonial project known as the United States, the media focus is typically on expensive shops, wealthy white enclaves, airports, parks, city sidewalks, predatory hypermarkets—you know, any place where white people are known to click their heels…
A Lemon Grove, Calif., man who died Saturday morning after two deputies tased him multiple times has been identified by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as Mark Roshawn Adkins, 54.
Updated Monday, May 22, 2017, 9:02 p.m. EDT: During a press conference Monday, Angela D. Alsobrooks, state attorney for Prince George’s County, Md., said that Sean Urbanski’s motives for stabbing Richard Collins III to death were still unclear, the New York Times reports.
WT Stevens Construction, a construction management and services firm based in Flint, Mich., is the only black-owned company to be awarded a service contract to replace contaminated water pipes across the city.
Hillary Clinton cares more about police officers getting away with killing black people than Donald Trump does, according to Real Time host Bill Maher. And on his HBO show Friday night, Maher exploited the brutal slayings of Terence Crutcher and Walter Scott in an effort to get Cornel West to agree with him.
After a reportedly contentious hearing Thursday morning, black Alabama Judge Greg Griffin denied a motion filed Monday by defense attorneys for white Montgomery, Ala., Police Officer Aaron Smith requesting that Griffin recuse himself from Smith’s murder trial, AL.com reports.
Byron McBride, 19, has been identified as the gunman in the shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Hinds County, Miss., Sheriff Victor Mason claimed that Ebony Archie, the mother of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, did not immediately inform law enforcement that her son was in her vehicle when it was stolen from a Kroger parking lot in Jackson, Miss., Thursday morning.
Columbus, Ohio, Police Officer Bryan Mason, 31, will not be held accountable for shooting 13-year-old Tyre King to death on Sept. 14, 2016, a Franklin County grand jury has decided.
White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment in the unlikely event that Donald Trump is forced to go through proceedings aimed at removing him from office, according to CNN.
UPDATE: Byron McBride, 19, has been named as the gunman in 6-year-old Kingston Frazier’s shooting death.
UPDATE 9:14 p.m. ET: Three suspects have been taken into custody in the shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier. They will be charged with capital murder, says Madison County, Miss., District Attorney Michael Guest.
As previously reported by The Root, a jury of Betty Shelby’s peers deliberated for nine hours Wednesday before finding the Tulsa, Okla., police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016, fatal shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.