A Mississippi man who was arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge last May and died a day after being booked into the county jail was allegedly beat and tortured before being left to die in his cell, according to a lawsuit filed by the man’s family.
A Republican-backed proposal currently in the Senate could make automatic wage garnishment for your student loan payments become the law.
The Attorney General of Delaware is launching an investigation to review the arrest of a 16-year-old black teen Friday that was caught on video. In the recording, officers can be seen repeatedly punching and beating the teen as he lies on the ground.
Each year when Valentine’s Day comes around, those of us who are un-partnered are reminded of our singleness as we watch couples expressing love for each other at work, at school, in public and all across social media.
The legal fights over a new California law related to the release of police disciplinary records continues, and this time the state’s own attorney general is a target.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would make lynching a federal crime.
The district attorney of Suffolk County in Massachusetts will meet with Dr. Vanessa Tyson to discuss her allegations of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to a statement released Wednesday.
To say that the sentence handed down to former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was an insult would be putting it mildly. Van Dyke should have been put under the jail for his hateful crime. Giving him 6 years and 9 months for his crime was a slap in the face for…
An allegedly drunk white woman in Deland, Fla., took exception to being arrested by a black sheriff’s deputy and was caught on tape going on a racist and violent rant against him.
Stevante Clark—brother of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was gunned down and killed by two Sacramento police officers last year—will soon be appointed to committee that will help the city decide how to tens of millions of dollars.
Nearly a week after releasing a statement in which she accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her, Vanessa Tyson spoke Tuesday night at a Stanford University symposium that addressed sexual violence.
Arguments have been made recently that Washington, D.C., Birmingham, Ala., and Harlem are the blackest cities in America. Those arguments are not without merit. Each of those cities has made significant contributions to black history, without a doubt. I would like to posit that my hometown, Los Angeles, is so iconic,…
Step outside yourself for a moment. Imagine you are a friend who has to set someone up on a blind date with your friend (you). How would you describe yourself?
Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby—who was sentenced in September to 3 to 10 years in prison after being convicted last year of aggravated indecent assault for the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004—was moved into general population at the prison where he is serving his sentence.
The sexual assault allegations Dr. Vanessa Tyson has lodged against Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax have become a hot topic as the situation has devolved into a most unfortunate game of “he said, she said.” In the midst of that, people have stepped forward to confirm that Tyson told them about the allegations.
Have you ever been watching or listening to someone speak, and suddenly the next thing that comes out of their mouth is something you know they truly believe but did not mean to actually say out loud?
The situation that is unfolding for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in the state of Virginia continues to get messier and more confusing as the days go on. Accusations of political smears and revelations that others were made aware of the reported sexual assault have been dropping into the news cycle all week.
When the news broke that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his medical school yearbook included a picture of two men—one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit and the other in blackface—it was immediately speculated that the controversy around the picture would force him to resign.
Can we just go ahead and admit that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is officially the Suge Knight of Capitol Hill?
Good evening and welcome. Tonight, The Root’s Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Staff Writer Monique Judge will be live blogging Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. And by live blogging, we mean providing you with an understandable translation free of Adderall snorts and…