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.

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee Bush will be among a group of legislators committed to oversee and reform policies at the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, as well as criminal and judicial proceedings, espionage and terrorism.

The City Council Progressive Caucus and the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus are urging for a probe and hearings examining the Feb. 2019 incident.

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump shared the details of the report during a Wednesday news conference, which showed the 22-year-old was shot in the back by La Marque cop Jose Santos on Dec. 9.

Sampson shared disturbing footage of a cop in Cartagena, Colombia, assaulting him on Dec. 15.

Myon Burrell was freed from his life sentence after media organizations uncovered new evidence that all but exonerates him in the killing of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards in 2002. Amy Klobuchar prosecuted him in the "flawed" case.

Bodycam footage finally released after nearly two years shows police in Chicago terrorizing an innocent Black woman who was naked in her home when cops executed a baseless search warrant that was granted under shady circumstances.

Local Black Lives Matter activists claim Mayor Muriel Bowser and the MPD did little to stop the racist and violent demonstrations that broke over the weekend in Washington, D.C.

The Proud Boys vandalizing Black churches during a protest in Washington, D.C., against the presidential election results evoked images of the Ku Klux Klan burning crosses, one of the churches' pastors said.

The Texas police officer who killed Joshua Feast by shooting him in the back has been involved with at least one other incident of "brutalizing" a different young Black man in La Marque.

A car driven by "white women" struck multiple people during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City. It was also unclear whether the collision was intentional or an accident.

Despite a series of 11th hour attempts and delays, Brandon Bernard was executed by lethal injection on Dec. 10 after his request for a stay was denied by the Supreme Court.

Lee is backing Parker's latest film "American Skin" in what seems like an effort to help Parker surge forward in spite of former rape accusations.