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A grand jury has indicted white ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger on murder charges for shooting and killing an unarmed black man, Botham Jean, after intruding into his apartment in September.

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Why is it that Black people with legal guns can’t catch a break? Over the holidays, police killed EJ Bradford,21, after a fight broke out at Riverchase Galleria Mall, near Birmingham, Alabama. The Hoover Police Department initially said they shot a suspect connected to the shooting, when in fact it was an innocent bystander who […]

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In what’s being called an “unprecedented” case, three Chicago cops accused of lying to protect one of their own in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will begin their trial today. They are facing criminal “code of silence” charges—the first Chicago cops to ever do so.

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Jemel Roberson, like many first-time parents, was concerned about making his family’s first Christmas special. With a 9-month-old son and another child on the way, Roberson was picking up extra shifts ahead of the holidays, Roberson’s family attorney Lee Merritt said last week.

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On October 3, Wesley Morris, in a piece for the New York Times Magazine titled “The Morality Wars,” sounded the alarm (in a nutshell) about the difficulty in critiquing black art in today’s political climate in favor of protecting the culture.

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“It’s never true that *no one* is talking about a thing. It’s often true that *not enough* people are talking about a thing ...,” anti-violence activist Mariame Kaba recently tweeted from her popular @prisonculture account.

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A federal judge has ruled that the Memphis Police Department violated a 1978 consent decree by spying on members of Black Lives Matter and other protesters, the Memphis Commercial Appeal and other news organizations are reporting. The 40-year-old agreement between the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the City of Memphis dictated that police officers are […]

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To place Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins in the proper historical context, just call him the Ralph Abernathy to Colin Kaepernick’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sure, Jenkins didn’t help the FBI in its attempts to discredit King’s voice by confirming King had extramarital affairs, which is what Abernathy did to King. But…

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Students at North Carolina Central University walked out of classes on Monday in protest of their classmate Deandre Ballard’s death under questionable circumstances two weeks ago.

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While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.

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Relatives of a Dallas police officer who fatally shot her Black neighbor say they aren’t […]

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Botham Shem Jean, 26, had a promising future ahead of him but it was cut short the night Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, 30, mistakingly entered his apartment and shot him. After working a 15-hour shift, Guyger claims she accidentally went to the wrong apartment. She says the door was slightly open and thought there was a […]

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Dallas Police identified the off-duty, uniformed police officer who shot and killed a black man in his own apartment as Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. Guyger claims that she mistook Botham Jean’s South Side Flats unit for her own.

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As the circumstances surrounding Botham Shem Jean’s shooting death remain cloudy, mourners gathered yesterday to pay tribute to the 26-year-old Caribbean native who was gunned down in his own home by a uniformed Dallas police officer on Thursday night. The cop, who remains unidentified, was off-duty at the time of the…

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In case you were wondering what Aretha Franklin’s family thought about the eulogy delivered by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., wonder no more: they thought it was trash.

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is ending his silence, giving multiple interviews this week ahead of his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin next week.

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A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

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After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.

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The “Love You to Live” camp, on its face, seems like many other summer overnight camps. Designed to help Baltimore students who are in difficult circumstances or have already been through the juvenile justice system, the focus of the camp is to help students develop, connect to peers and role models who can support…

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More than a week after director and musician Boots Riley delivered a pointed and detailed critique of BlacKkKlansman and its portrayal of police officers, filmmaker Spike Lee has a response.

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Today we lost an icon in the music industry. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at 76 due to pancreatic cancer. She spent her last moments surrounded by friends and family in Detroit. Franklin got her start in the church with songs like “Respect,” which became an anthem for the civil rights […]

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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter is bringing her advocacy to the classroom where she will serve as an adjunct professor at Arizona’s Prescott College and teach about social justice, Black Enterprise reports. READ MORE: Trump calls Omarosa a ‘dog’ in latest unhinged Twitter tirade ‘Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog’ Cullors […]

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Black Lives Matters protesters confronted one of the officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark, as the officer sat with his groomsmen just hours before his wedding ceremony, CBS13 News reports. The protestors planned to crash the officer’s wedding day with the confrontation as a measure to inconvenience them and honor Clark’s death. Police killed 22-year-old Clark with eight bullets, […]

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Gemmel Moore was died after Ed Buck gave him drugs for sex, now we're asking for outrage but the Black community remains silent.

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David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, explains why the brutal slaughter of Jacksonville, FL's Black transgender community should be a concern to all Black people.

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A Facebook video of Philadelphia police officers forcefully arresting a Black teenager over selling bottles of water went viral on Thursday and sparked outrage among the community.

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TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.   Victoria Davis sold her car. The logic was that if she wasn’t driving it a police officer […]

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The N-word, "WITE PRIDE" and multiple swastikas were painted onto a truck belonging to Hubert Roberts, a Black Lives Matter activist in the Flint, MI area.

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A white officer of Nelsonville, Ohio was fired after posting a racist Facebook message about […]

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