Civil Rights & Social Justice

Deacon Johnny Hollman Sr. died over a traffic ticket.


Maeghan Hall, who was fired as La Vergne, Tennessee police officer over a sex scandal with other cops, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit specifically naming the Black cops involved.

Police Brutality

Caron Nazario sued two Virginia officers seen on video pepper-spraying the motorist.

After a racist tirade by a former police chief went viral, residents claimed cops' systemic abuse.


Per the ACLU of Colorado, the trial is thought to be the first in the country to challenge policing policies and procedures during the 2020 racial justice protests.

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the State of Georgia, the Georgia Secretary of State and the Georgia State Election Board for passing a law that makes it harder for Black people to vote.

In the suit filed on Tuesday, Wanda Cooper-Jones and attorney's for Ahmaud Arbery's estate claim his civil rights were violated and that law enforcement officials worked to protect those who stole his life.


The family of the Black man who was killed by a police officer in his own Dallas apartment last month still has plans to sue the city.

The lawsuit, filed by nine demonstrators on August 28, 2014, allege police unlawfully arrested, beat, deployed tear gas and bullets at them during the Ferguson protests.

NewsOne’s Top 5 gives you a quick rundown of the viral stories we’re talking about today.  “I Feared For My Life:” Teen Tackled By D.C. Police Speaks Out, May File Civil Rights Lawsuit Alabama Man Shuts Down Two Cops Who Stopped Him For “Jogging While Black” Ted Cruz Thinks The Black Lives Matter Movement “Literally” […]

The Washington D.C. college student who was chased, tackled, and injured by police gave the ironic explanation commonly used by officers in fatal shootings -- the same valid declaration uttered by many in communities of color when encountering those sworn to protect them -- he feared for his life.


A Ferguson police officer is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy. According to a lawsuit filed in 2012, Justin Cosma and another officer, Richard Carter approached the 12-year-old while he was checking the mailbox at the end of his driveway. After the officers question him about […]