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.

Evidence shows that many Black Americans across the U.S. experience police killings of other Black people as traumatic events, and that this trauma diminishes the ability of Black communities to thrive.

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."

A Multnomah County jury awarded Rose Wakefield $1 million after she claimed a store clerk told her "I don't serve Blacks."

"This was a corporate decision that endangers many Facebook and Instagram users, as well as the public at large," said LDF President and Director-Counsel Janai S. Nelson

Three Florida high school students are threatening to file a lawsuit against the Sunshine State and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Pinellas County school district officials announced that Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye' has been pulled from school libraries.

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.