Civil Rights & Social Justice

Discover the most up-to-date news, commentary, and archives on civil rights, human rights, and social justice issues that impact the Black community.

A video showing a racist white woman in New York City shamelessly calling a Black bakery employee the N-word went viral, but the NYPD reportedly said it will not be investigating.


Texas attorney general candidate S. Lee Merritt rose to prominence in part by representing families who lost loved ones as a result of high-profile police killings including Atatiana Jefferson in Fort Worth and Botham Jean in Dallas


Advocates, prosecutors, and law-makers agree the law needs to change, but they don’t all agree on a new minimum age for children to enter the juvenile system.

Federal prosecutors contend that Bush did not know his victims and opened fire because of their race.

The Houston police officer whose gunfire hit Legend Smalls, 1-year-old boy, violated department protocol when he opened fire while pursuing a suspect, lawyers for the infant's mother said during a press conference.

AMC Theaters are set to reopen in California this week even as the company faces a damning racial discrimination lawsuit for profiling and calling the cops on an innocent Black patron.

Lawyers on both sides are weighing whether a $27 million civil settlement announced last week between Floyd's family and the city of Minneapolis, will derail their intended outcome of the trial.

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, unleashed a series of social media posts aimed at prominent social justice activists including Tamika Mallory and Ben Crump, who she accused of "ambulance chasing," among other things.

A police shooting that led to the death of Nika Holbert, a Black woman, has sparked a larger debate about best practices by law enforcement and who was in the wrong first in the fateful encounter in Nashville.

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson's recent racist comments about Black Lives Matter and the attempted Capitol coup reveals a more disturbing conversation and a potential preview of Johnson’s 2022 re-election strategy.

Recently released court documents showed a group of Louisiana State Troopers joked about beating a Black man in a group text, pointing to a larger pattern of police brutality among officers in the northeast part of the state.

Across the United States demonstrators held rallies to honor the life and legacy of Breonna Taylor, a Black 26-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, woman who was killed by police in her home.