Civil Rights & Social Justice
Catch up on the latest photos, commentary, archives, and more news on civil rights and social justice affecting the Black community.
Jason Whitlock, the Clayton Bigsby of Steven A. Smiths, blamed single Black mothers for the violent killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police.
The Memphis Fire Department fired three workers for failing to render aid to Tyre Nichols following a violent traffic stop on Jan. 7. They were previously "relieved of duty" pending the outcome of an investigation.
Memphis Police Department "shielded" white cop Preston Hemphill, unlike the Black officers involved in Tyre Nichols' death, Ben Crump said.
The white Memphis cop in the Tyre Nichols bodycam video heard hoping officers will "stomp his ass" is named "Detective Preston Hemphill," according to a new report. Only the Black cops have been fired, arrested and charged with murder.
As fans left Drake's first-ever concert at Harlem's Apollo Theater, they were shocked to find over a dozen NYPD officers recording outside the venue. Naturally, Twitter users voiced their concerns over the controversial move, wondering if this was another example of the "Hip-Hop Police" spying on popular rap artists and their fans.
A Virginia Library is paying Nikole Hannah-Jones more than $35,000 for a speech titled “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story."
Tyre Nichols' autopsy results are consistent with claims he died from injuries sustained during a "severe beating" from Memphis police, his family's attorneys said.
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