The movement #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman was acquitted for his crime, and the slain 17-year old was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Today the battlefield in the fight for justice has expanded across the nation. We’ve seen protesters marching through the streets changing “Black lives matter,” disrupting […]

I had no earthly desire to leave my home Wednesday after hearing that once again, another grand jury let another white police officer get away with killing an unarmed Black man, but I had no choice. As soon I stepped out, there they were. And they were everywhere. In Harlem. In Brooklyn. In every part of Manhattan I […]

Unlike in NYPD officer Daniel Panteleo’s case, a Staten Island grand jury panel was less sympathetic to Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal police encounter. A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday decided not to indict Pantaleo, who put Garner (pictured right), an unarmed Black man, in a chokehold shortly before his death, […]

On Wednesday, Black America was hit with a massive punch to its collective gut as we learned a Staten Island grand jury failed to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of 43-year-old Eric Garner. Despite video evidence that captured the entire incident leading up to Garner being drug down to the ground and exclaiming […]

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City after a Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday decided not to indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man whose untimely demise was captured on video while in a chokehold, igniting outrage across the country. Local news […]

After a Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday decided to not indict New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man whose death while in a chokehold was captured on video, police officer Daniel Pantaleo tweeted his condolences:   However, Garner’s grieving widow Esaw was not having it. During a press conference at the National […]

In the aftermath of a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York Police Department officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man, protesters took to Twitter to express outrage. RELATED: WATCH LIVE: Eric Garner’s Mother And Widow Speak About Grand Jury’s “No Bill” Decision The hashtag #ICantBreathe was trending on […]

UPDATED, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8:35 p.m. EST: During a press conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York City, Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13 to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice cases. During the presser Garner’s widow, Esaw answered a […]

Daniel Pantaleo (pictured), the officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold, leading to his death, allegedly touched the genitals of two men he pulled over in a traffic stop, the New York Daily News reports. RELATED: Funeral Held For Eric Garner, Man Who Died After Being Choked By NYPD A complaint filed by Darren […]