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Soon after Florida special prosecutor Angela B. Corey announced that her office charged George Zimmerman for second degree murder for the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the slain teenager’s parents responded to the official announcement during a press conference in Washington, D.C. Flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of her attorney’s and other supporters, […]

Update: 1:40 p.m. ET George Zimmerman’s formal arraignment is set for May 29th of this year. Click here for a live feed from CNN on George Zimmerman’s bond hearing. ————————————————————— UPDATE: 12:06 p.m. ET George Zimmerman will face a judge during a bond hearing at the Seminole Courthouse today at 1:30 p.m. RELATED: For full […]

Updated: 12:46 A.M. EST: More details emerge in the tragic triple homicides in Minnesota. CBS Minnesota reports: Police Inspector Todd Milburn said the mother dropped off her child at the house and spoke with someone there. As she was leaving, she saw a man near the house on foot, and something about him raised her […]

While the Trayvon Martin case in Florida has sparked a series of debates about race relations in America, a video of a violent attack that took place in Baltimore over St. Patrick’s Day weekend has now made its way to the national conversation. On March 30, an unknown person uploaded a camphone video taping of […]

George Zimmerman, 28, has officially launched a website asking supporters for help with his legal defense fund and warns them that any money collected so far has not been handed over to him nor his family, reports CNN. “I am the real George Zimmerman,” is boldly emblazoned on the website, TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com, and for the first […]

UPDATE: 10:00 P.M. EST TULSA, Okla.– Residents of Tulsa’s predominantly black north side said Saturday they’re afraid a shooter is still roaming their neighborhoods looking for victims after five people were shot – and three killed – a day earlier. “We’re all nervous,” said Renaldo Works, 52, who was getting his hair cut at the […]

Cuba Gooding Jr. is speaking out against charges that he sexually harassed and groped several women in a New Mexico bar one month ago. Last March, the Academy Award-winning actor was accused of entering a tavern in Albuquerque and letting loose on a number of women in his vicinity. The “Red Tails” actor who recently […]

London‘s Metropolitan Police are investigating whether 20 of its police officers and a civilian staff member are guilty of racism, the Guardian reports. The Guardian also published a recording from a black man in police custody where an officer allegedly uses a racial slur towards him. SEE ALSO: Unarmed Civilians Killed by Police: Kendrec McDade […]

Florida rapper Plies (pictured) and his July 2006 shooting case in a Gainesville nightclub led to the entertainer facing a $10-million-dollar civil lawsuit in 2008 from five plaintiffs who were in attendance. Plies can now rest easy after a Gainesville civil court judge threw out the case, after a previous ruling last year that found […]

Prospective jurors let out loud gasps on Thursday when they discovered that they may be selected for the trial of William Balfour (pictured), the man who stands accused of murdering the family members of R&B singer Jennifer Hudson, reports the Chicago Tribune. After announcing the trial and reading the indictment for “People v. Balfour,” Judge Charles Burns […]

Shawndeeia Joann Bowen (pictured) was arrested Tuesday by police for texting as she was driving on a California freeway with her 1-year old daughter on her lap, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. SEE ALSO: Why Don’t Blacks Protest Black-on-Black Violence The 29-year-old mother of three was spotted by another motorist as she sped down […]

Much of the fervor over the “Stop Kony 2012” movement and the popular viral video associated with the phrase has seemingly died down. But organizers from the group Invisible Children have released a follow-up video that addresses criticisms from Africans and others who suggested the group made Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony famous and didn’t attack […]