On Tuesday evening, the Mothers of the Movement—mothers of black Americans whose deaths have sparked nationwide protests—came out to a standing ovation and sustained chants of “Black lives matter,” at the Democratic National Convention.
In 2014, in San Francisco, Alex Nieto, carrying a Taser for his shift as a bouncer, was shot repeatedly by four police officers, and died. None of the officers were indicted criminal charges stemming from his death; this month they were cleared in a civil case. But the broader consequences of their actions remain.
Tidal, the music streaming service owned by Jay Z and a bunch of his friends, announced that they will be donating $1.5 million dollars to the Black Lives Matter organization as well as other civil rights groups.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, spoke to New York magazine about her son’s legacy as the spark that catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement and America’s closer inspection of police and citizen violence—and how, for women like her, the grief of losing her child is never-ending.
The City of New York has reached a $5.9 million settlement with Eric Garner’s family in a wrongful death claim stemming from his death last July at the hands of Staten Island Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
George Zimmerman—possibly the slipperiest, dumbest motherfucker on the planet—was involved in yet another shooting in Florida. There are probably men and women with Purple Hearts who didn’t seen as much gunfire as this man.
Panties creaming all over America after D'Angelo performed two tracks off his new album The Black Messiah on last night's SNL. It's been a long 15 years since "How Does It Feel," but we never lost hope, or thought his sexy was forever out of reach.
George Zimmerman, the former security guard who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in 2012, and was later acquitted of the crime in 2013, was arrested—again—late last night on aggravated assault charges. Again.
Just when we thought it was safe to wear sweatpants in the club, along comes the patriarchy to fuck it up for everyone. Republican senators in Oklahoma have floated legislation that would make hoodies illegal, utilizing an existing law that "bans the wearing of hoods while committing crimes." The law was initially…
The mothers of four slain black men and boys, three of whom were killed by police sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper for a heart-wrenching interview where they made one thing absolutely clear: their sons would be alive if they were white.
On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided against indicting the Officer Daniel Pantaleo who choked Eric Garner to death on July 17 in an incident that was caught, in its entirety, on film. Suddenly, New York City isn't so far removed from Ferguson or Cleveland or any other place where black people are killed…
On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis last year. This is Dunn's second trial. In February he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting into a car but a mistrial was declared regarding his murder charge.
Theodore Wafer, the man who was found guilty of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Renisha McBride last November, was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison on Wednesday.
There is a prevailing notion in this country that when an unarmed black person is shot by the police, there must have been a valid reason. In the spirit of fairness, it doesn't even have to be at the hands of the police. Black victims are routinely put on trial in the media with an unspoken but clear suggestion that…
18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down on Saturday by a Ferguson police officer in St. Louis. Witnesses say Brown had his hands in the air as he was shot from 35 feet away.
Theodore Wafer, the man who fatally shot Renisha McBride in the face on his porch last fall, has been found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Wafer may receive life in prison and the possibility of parole.
As Theodore Wafer’s trial in the killing of Renisha McBride begins today, the question of African American humanity rears its ugly head. Looking at the recent slew of racially-charged murder cases, being a black American starts to feel like you're a Game of Thrones character — expendable.
Rachel Jeantel, the close friend who was on the phone with Travon Martin moments before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman has graduated from high school! A key witness in Zimmerman's trial, her entire identity as a 19-year-old black woman was heavily scrutinized by the media who took jabs at her attitude,…
History teacher Spencer Smith is creating controversy in the town of Brentwood, California because he chose to dress for his high school yearbook photo as Trayvon Martin, complete with a hoodie and a bag of skittles. The community is split in their reaction.