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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he does not trust the state attorney general’s office to conduct a transparent investigation into the shooting death of unarmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice (pictured), who was gunned down by a police officer last year as he frolicked on a playground, the Guardian reports. Instead, he has called on the Cuyahoga […]

Indiana prosecutors are in the process of deciding whether to pursue the death penalty in the case against alleged serial killer Darren Deon Vann (pictured), according to a report at NWI Times. RELATED: Alleged Serial Killer Hit With 2nd Murder Charge The 42-year-old former U.S. Marine and Gary, Ind., resident faces murder charges in the strangling deaths […]

Updated: Thursday, Jan. 8, 1:45 p.m. ET: The White House has reportedly launched an investigation into how an image, purported to feature oldest first daughter Malia Obama, showed up on the Instagram page of a New York City rap group, according to Fox News, which cites a report at the Associated Press. The photo’s authenticity […]

A #BlackLivesMatter group is currently holding a 24-hour sit-in at Grand Central Station, reading off the names of African-American and Hispanic police brutality victims. The action began Monday at 5 p.m. and will conclude Tuesday at the same time. RELATED: 2 Bronx Cops Shot, Manhunt For 2 Suspects Underway “Danny Rodriguez. 29 years old. There was […]

A group of Black state lawmakers is stepping up pressure on Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to diversify their workforces in 2015 through more robust outreach, training and hiring in minority communities. RELATED: Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) recently ratified a resolution, “Supporting […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured center) responded to the NYPD officers who turned their backs to him at a press conference on Monday, Business Insider reports. RELATED: Former Eric Garner Lawyer Will Not Face Charges For Rape Allegations “I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that,” de Blasio said. “Those […]

Pittsburgh, Pa., police union leaders have accused their department’s chief of calling them racist because he held a sign that vows to challenge racism by ending White silence, MSNBC reports. RELATED: NYPD Turns Back On Mayor Again At Cop’s Funeral The issue arose after Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay (pictured) was photographed at the city’s New […]

Former “Cosby” kid actress Keisha Knight Pulliam (pictured) was fired from “Celebrity Apprentice” Sunday, after refusing to call her ex-TV dad for money in a charity challenge, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dead At 49 The firing came when Pulliam, who played “Rudy,” the youngest for most of “The […]

  A grand juror is suing St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch (pictured) for allegedly mischaracterizing Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson’s case before the panel, according to a report at St. Louis Public Radio. SEE ALSO: Court Hearing for More Details in Eric Garner Case to Take Place This Morning The American Civil Liberties Union […]

Apparently racial discrimination is like dust — it’s everywhere and it’s difficult to get rid of. A recently written article in the New York Times, “Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions” shows just how pernicious and widespread anti-black sentiment is, and how difficult it will be to combat moving forward. The fact is […]

As has been the case for almost as long as Madonna has had a career, black folks are telling her “culture-y vulture-y” behind to have a seat. And yet the material girl has done it again—exploiting blackness to sell records. Yes, her newest effort has gone back to the same racially insensitive playbook that she always has […]

A former Uber driver has been arrested on charges of driving an inebriated passenger to his Albany Park apartment on Chicago’s Northwest Side, allegedly raping her and then telling her, “I made you happy,” Cook County prosecutors charged Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. SEE ALSO: NYPD Prepares For New Year’s Eve Protests Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered […]