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.

A Black woman intends to sue a police department in upstate New York for becoming violent and using "excessive force" during what she called an "unlawful arrest" for a decidedly non-violent allegation that was recorded on video.

The white woman captured attacking Keyon Harrold and his son could soon be charged with assault, grand larceny or attempted robbery stemming from the December 26 incident.

The DOJ announced there lacked sufficient evidence to "support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback."

Anjanette Young cancelled a scheduled meeting with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, city aldermen, and Chicago Police officials over her mistreatment during a Feb. 2019 incident.

The results from a preliminary autopsy revealed that Andre' Hill, the unarmed Black man killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, last week, was the victim of a homicide.

Ben Crump caled for an independent investigation into the La Marque Police killing Joshua Feast after seeing bodycam from the shooting of the 22-year-old Black man in Texas.

The civil rights icon and school desegregationist will be honored with a statue in the US Capitol, which will replace a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Anjanette Young plans to donate the proceeds from her GoFundMe to social justice efforts through her church.

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.