A Mississippi sheriff is changing his story after previously ruling out "foul play" in the death of Rasheem Carter, whose autopsy suggests he was lynched. “There’s nothing to hide," Smith County Sheriff Joel Houston insisted.
A private investigation by lawyer and civil rights activist Jill Collen Jefferson revealed that at least eight Black people have been lynched in Mississippi since 2000, carrying its unfortunate legacy as the state with the most lynchings on record.
Mikayla Miller, a Black teenage girl, was found hanging from a tree in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a mostly white suburb of Boston. Her mother has reportedly described the death as a lynching.
Colorado Republican State Rep. Ron Hanks made a joke about lynching before defending a provision counting enslaved Africans as only three-fifths of a human being. Yes, seriously.
Calls for Rep. Chip Roy to step down grow louder after the Texas congressman made inflammatory remarks during a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Omari Bryant's body was hanging in front of a motel early Saturday morning in the town of Homerville and people close to the 18-year-old are doubting the cause of death is suicide.
Michigan state Rep. Cynthia Johnson was removed from her committee assignments on Wednesday over a Facebook Live where she spoke out against racist threats she received online.
DeAndre Rogers' hanging death in Grand Junction, Colorado, was ruled a suicide even though the incident was reportedly never fully investigated by police.
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