Eric Holder

The Department of Justice has announced a new set of rules to help curb racial profiling by federal law enforcement officials. These guidelines instruct federal law enforcement agencies to no longer consider: gender national origin religion sexual orientation gender identification While this is good at the federal level, these new practices do not apply to the […]

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 […]

U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder channeled his inner Tupac when protesters interrupted him during a speech Monday in Atlanta, Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, telling them, “I’m not mad at cha,” CNN reports. He was in town to announce the federal government’s plans to tackle racial profiling. SEE ALSO: Darren Wilson Quit Ferguson Force Without […]

UPDATED Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:43 p.m., ET – On Saturday President Barack Obama will announce his intention to nominate Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general, Associated Press is reporting. Earlier: With the recent announcement that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be stepping down, there has been rumblings in Washington about who his replacement would be. […]

Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced on Monday a $124 million hiring grant in the latest of the Justice Department’s goal to improve the quality of police forces nationwide. Alongside Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Director Ron Davis, the pair enacted the grant in support of strengthening community policing. SEE ALSO: Obama Says […]

President Barack Obama delivered the keynote at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards dinner Sunday. His speech touched on a number of issues domestic and international. the president touted his administration’s impact in repairing the economy, providing access to affordable healthcare and he created a standing ovation in the packed convention hall when he honored Attorney General […]

Now that Eric Holder has made his resignation official, our focus turns to who will be the next Attorney General of the United States. Gov. Deval Patrick, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano  are some of the names being thrown around as possible replacements. Who do you think President Obama will […]

Upon news Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder would step down from his post, participants at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s ongoing annual conference paused to reflect on his legacy on civil rights and racial justice. “I think he deserves a great deal of acknowledgement for being in the forefront of efforts to reform the […]

  Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced Monday a new grant program aimed at bolstering efforts to prevent domestic violence homicides. The Justice Department will give a combined total of $2.6 million in grants to four sites to implement a two-year model of reduction of the homicides. RELATED: Biden: Young Men Need To Stand Against Domestic […]

Thursday morning in Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced the launch of the Justice Department’s National Justice Department’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. This initiative has been in development since April of this year. But in the wake of the police shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael “Mike” Brown in Missouri […]

U. S Attorney General Eric Holder took to the podium Thursday to offer much-anticipated details of the Department of Justice’s investigation into police conduct in Ferguson. “As you know, our federal civil rights investigation into the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown remains open and very active,” he said. “As I made clear during […]

Did you know that at least 20 states have sentencing policies that allow them to determine the severity of a criminal sentence based on factors like employment and marital status, age, education, finances, neighborhood, and family background? In effect, “evidence-based sentencing” is a tool to predict a defendant’s future crime risk based on demographic data and not […]