Police Brutality

Actress Danièle Watts was “handcuffed and detained” by Los Angeles police officers Thursday. She and her husband explained from their Facebook pages that the incident started because the cops thought the interracial couple was a prostitute and John. Watts also shared a picture of herself sobbing in handcuffs, as she stood in front of an officer. She posted: […]

In response to a decision made by their union to stand with organizations calling for justice for Eric Garner, who was killed by an NYPD chokehold, a group of New York City schoolteachers moved last week to show their support for the NYPD in the classroom. One image, culled by the New York Post from Facebook, shows a […]

Ferguson Lives…Young Blacks Continue to Die Where do we go from here? The news from Ferguson has transfixed the nation. Another young black man brutally and senselessly murdered by law enforcement in our country. Radio One, Inc., through its local affiliates 92Q, Magic 95.9, WOLB 1010AM and Spirit 1400AM will convene a Town Hall to address […]

Media outlet Gawker is currently running an ongoing series documenting horror stories of reader run-ins with the NYPD. With “NYPD Harassment Stories,” writer Jason Parham is attempting to shed light on some of the department’s under-reported incidents of brutality. “Police brutality, which we believe should be treated as a national crisis, is not limited to streets of New […]

It’s the kind of story that makes your blood boil. A Dallas father attempted to abduct his children from their mother, Miesha Kilson, at gunpoint Monday. Steven Douglas fired several shots into the family car, chasing it down before a police officer showed up. That officer, however, didn’t attempt to stop the incident but, instead drove […]

When I was a kid, “The Talk” meant something different. It meant a father telling his son or a mother telling a daughter about the birds and the bees, a necessary education that all parents should give their children about human sexuality when they reached a certain age. But now, “The Talk” has come to […]

At 15 years of age Victoria Pannell is already an impressive citizen: black belt in karate, a blogger, an actress, and perhaps more importantly, a seasoned activist. Serving as the National Leader of  Youth Move for the National Action Network, who better to speak about the importance of this week’s march for Eric Garner in NYC. […]

Attorney Benjamin Crump, father Michael Brown, Sr., and mother Lesley McSpadden, along with medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden, speak to the press following the results of Michael Brown, Jr.’s independent autopsy — which revealed that Brown was shot at least six times by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson.

A preliminary autopsy of Michael Brown — performed Sunday by Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York — found that the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. “People have been asking: How many times was he shot? This information could have […]

What’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri around the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown is playing out according to a familiar script. The timeline of events and reaction by local and national authorities are so predictable that they don’t even require new analysis. More than 50 years ago, Malcolm X gave a speech on police brutality and […]

People across the country will participate in a peaceful protest against police brutality in response to Michael Brown‘s shooting death. Starting at 7 p.m., vigils…

Almost a full twenty-four hours before Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson officially identified Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, reporters confronted Jackson with what turned out to be, the correct name of shooter. Around 9:58 second mark of the above clip shows a very flustered Tom Jackson responding to […]